italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour white head ... aroma of bready and sweet malts ... taste of hoppy spice, sweet malts and a belgian yeast ..... light and clean with light lacing .... the hops are floral and give it a little spice .... abv hidden very well
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, via trade with tgncc, clear yellow with a melon, grape grainy aroma, flavors of fruity grains, wheat/yeast
Slipstream (1866) - USA - APR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Ginger Man. Fairly dry saison, with a sweet aroma. Some noticeable hop bite and yeast, but pretty easygoing overall. A good brew.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden yellow color with a white head that clings to the side of the glass. Excellent lacing! Aroma of hops, coriander and fruit. Flavor of coriander,pepper, hops, and lemon. Decent beer.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, floral hops, grass, orange peel, some honey, and coriander. Taste of citrus fruits, earthy yeast, lemongrass, pepper, and a bitter, dry finish.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ithaca Ground Break is a cloudy, light golden ale with a thin, dense, splotchy, white head that leaves excellent lacing. It has a hoppy aroma thatís grassy and floral, with a notes of dirt. It smells like outside. Yeah, itís quite floral. Itís on the light side of medium bodied; very smooth with a crisp, clean finish. It has a nice, leafy hop flavor and bitterness with notes of fruit, funk and phenol. It comes together nicely. I was wary of the "American Style Saison" description, but it describes it perfectly. Iím impressed.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a large white head over a hazed golden body. Aroma of apple, mango, tropical fruits, bitter and peppery. Taste is bitter, peppery, earthy, stone fruit. Lively bubbles.
jmm635 (805) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, golden color with a small white head. Quite a bit of hops present on the nose. I had this on tap and gotta admit, I didnít even know this was a saison. Looking back, I guess I can pick up on some of the typical flavors but they were mostly subdued.
ben4321 (3353) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Tap at Ginger Man, 3/23/10
Aroma: Nose is lemony, citrus, some light funk, spice, and some floral hops
Appearance: Pours a clear golden-amber color
Flavor: Taste is citrus, some yeast, spice, and a strongly bitter finish
Palate: Dry and somewhat slick with a long duration
A nice example of the style. I like this one, another nice beer from Ithaca, a brewery that I am enjoying and need to try more beers from.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a head that looks like a thin white cloud. Aromas are a nice mix of lemon and spice (coriander, chamomile and cloves) with a bread dough and honey malt presence. Flavor has a load of spice in it and Iím really liking it. Lots of cloves, dust and coriander. Iím impressed, since normally Iím somewhat annoyed by the style.