NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pale gold, hazy with a lasting white head. The nose is really nice. Faint white pepper, robust pear notes and loads of fruity esters over the top of it all. Some nice sweet pils character too. On tasting, crisp and dry with mild tartness. Quite fruity overall with some pleasing pepper phenol notes as well. Really clean and refreshing. Solid saison.
RyanK (131) - Rhode Island, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep golden with a white foam head from carbonation. Smells of spices, lemon, and orange. Taste like those three elements as well. It’s like allagash white bit with more of a beer taste. It has some hops, the high carbonation kind of takes away from the taste. Finishes with the spices, I’m not the hugest fan of the style (saison) and I like this.
PhatB420 (531) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A vivid 12oz brew into a imperial glass. Aroma withstanding is excellent. Fresh citrus on a sunny day with the wind blowing at an ease. Medium orange with yellow and tan hues. This is such an excellent drinker. Eash wiff to the nose is the same: pure citurs, hops, golden cropped grass and delicate barrelled hay. Easy on the pallate, this is a brew to enjoy, share, and dedicate future endeavors to.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color with a whitish head. Smooth flavor with hints of spice and citrus, a bit of yeast as well. Very nice and warming with a bit of a refreshing crispness.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Growler. Appears a nice hazy golden hue, fluffy white head. Zesty nose, lemon, white pepper, acidic citrus, light funk. Palate is really nice and clean, a little sweetness up front, with a bittering hop in the finish. Really decent offering. If I could get it in packs I would.
Jesterdeal (1466) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of wheat, flowers and a hint of lemon dish soap. Pours blonde and very carbonated with a big head. Tastes of wheat at first but quickly fades to bleach, flowers, and a slight metal. Not a favorite.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Citrus and yeast aroma with light malt. Yeast and citrus flavor with light spice and light malt. Medium bodied. Citrus and yeast linger with light spice.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange from bottle. A bit of a floral scent on the nose. Lots of hop butter notes mixed with pepper on the tongue. Finish is a bit sloppy.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy dark golden yellow color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.
Earthy, slightly funky aroma with a good balance of zesty spice, bready yeast and light fruit. The saison yeast is prominent with hints of barnyard, grass and hay. The bread/yeast character is also very strong in the nose along with hints of apple, pear and banana.
Medium bodied with a very strong spice presence up front with lots of pepper and coriander that lingers over the yeast and light fruit notes into a dry finish. Earthy and dry but only slightly funky with hints of grass and straw that is balanced by the sweet malt and light fruit flavor. Hints of apple and pear with a touch of boozy heat toward the finish.
Overall this beer was decent. Full bodied with a nice aroma but it’s a bit to heavy on the spice for my liking, overtaking the other flavors. Not bad, just an average American interpretation of the style.
Meilby (5523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Craft Bar, New York, NY
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, wheat and spices. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and light spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.