SrSilligoose (3226) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Spruce. Pine. Grainy wet herbs. Hay. Sweet bready malt backing . Old somewhat vegetal dough. Bitter grass on that lingering finish. Okay.
mike67 (775) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, bready malt, spices some apples and citrus fruit. Body is medium, creamy and tangy. Herbal hops, spicy yeast, pale malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is very dry. Great brew for spicy food.
DrinkinWell (245) - - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy gold with ample head and lacing. Aromas of honey, wildflowers, and lemon. The bitter hops are a bit surprising at first; yeast is noticeable, as are the hints of sweet citrus. Not bad!
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 it’s 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. There’s 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. There’s 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 (1223) - 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 (1481) - 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, it’s a bit sweet, simple, and americanized. The yeast is the highlight here, but the herbal tones continue to be strong.
Serving type: bottle
jflopsu (504) - 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 (1993) - 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 (422) - 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