pinkie (457) - New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 This pours a beautiful lemon yellow with a slight orange blush when held to the light in the room. When held to the natural light you will notice a dirty or muddy quality. Swirls of it actually. I think itís the yeast. The head is just white , fat and creamy. it lasts to a thick film on top an da small ring. refreshes lightly with each tip of the glass.
Nose is candied fruit peel. Lemon and a sweet little bit of breaddy malt. Thereís some earthy yeast on the nose that adds a dimension and the whole thing smells like morning dew. Bit of ginger to excite the nose and the taste is wonderful. Follows the nose all the way. This beer is smooth but bubbly. Dry but with a bit of sweetness. Thereís a touch of tartness to the middle that keeps it refreshing. Extraordinarily light. Lemony, grassy and vibrant. The yeast is earthy and it finishes dry but with a touch of sweetness. There is a "grain of salt" or a slight metallic taste in this beer. It lies just underneath the body of the beer and I think it does detract.
JDBaker11058 (1204) - Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: cloudy, dirty gold with a creamy white head and average lacing. Aroma: orange, honeysuckle, banana peel, graham cracker, pepper, grass, and a tiny hint of the typical saison funk. Taste: sweet honeyed crackers, lemon, clove, pepper, orange zest. Finish: sweet caramel malts linger over a bit of clove and pepper. Notes: Very sweet for a saison, and not as light and dry as the more traditional versions, but this was a very good beer. There was some complexity and boldness here. Not nearly as much hops as the description indicates. Beerdvent 2013, day 22.
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best By: March, 2011
A: Pours a golden yellow ale with turbid opacity. A single finger of soap sud foam falls to a moderate sheet of the same.
S: Belgian yeast, coriander, cardamom, peppercorn, sweet lemon. The malts seem a bit more caramel than typical for the style, not in a bad way.
T: Sweet, herbal, and honestly quite a bit of corn. Plenty of lemon in the background, not sour or tart, but essence is present.
M: Heavy for the style. typical carb. Dries my palate, but only enough to stimulate salivation. Decent.
O: This beer is okay. I think for the style, itís a bit sweet, simple, and americanized. The yeast is the highlight here, but the herbal tones continue to be strong.
Serving type: bottle
jflopsu (492) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yellow. Has a strong wheat and spice aroma. A nice wheaty taste with some yeast, lemon and spices. Little aftertaste.
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Hay, Oranges, Black Pepper
T: Black Pepper, Yeast, Mild Oranges, Mild Lemons
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy
Overall, a pretty sessionable saison with nice mild citrus and pepper profile.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear pale golden body small white head
Sweet honey and malt aroma
Sweet honey pale malt and spicy hop flavor
Medium light body mod high carb
Mep3222 (395) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2013 Saison on the sweet side but very enjoyable. Banana nutty fruit smell, with a taste that matches. Slight bitter finish on the sides of the tongue. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Nice lemon zest aroma, mixed with a little bit of yeast in there as well. I actually was impressed by this beer. I donít come across saisons that impress me all that much.
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Smells like a Saison and tastes like one too. I typically dislike them but this one is pretty swell. My guess is its a bit old but still pretty good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JFGrind (1833) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral aroma, golden yellow body, lots of citrus lemon flavor in this Wit-ty Saison.