CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle thanks to jrob21: Pours a hazy bright golden with a large stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh floral nose with some light fruity esters and a touch of sweetness. Starts with pretty good fullness and lots of effervescent carbonation with a mild biscuity maltiness before a drier bittersweet finish with some clove notes. Could use a little more balance, but a good attempt at the style.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reprieve pours a hazy golden color. Pure white pillow like head with a ton of bubbles shooting up to the top of the glass. Aroma is not huge but what’s there is nice and inviting. Floral with a small bit of spice. Nice aroma of fruit. Apple, citrus, and lemon. The usually yeasty character you get from this style of beer is there too.
Again the taste is not overwhelming or huge but for me it hit all the right notes. A small amount of barnyard funk. Tart and sour lemon notes. The other fruits I mention in the aroma seem to disappear a bit. Then what follows is some yeast and spice that meld together nicely. There’s a bready almost earthy taste that lingers at the end. Everything just comes together nicely.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin and fizzy. But honestly thats ok. I think it goes perfect with everything else this beer offers. This one goes down lovely after a hot summer day.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: May 28, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of citrus, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, nice fruityness, lots of spicyness, touch of pepper, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
JoePeesie (871) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice summer offering from Jailhouse. Pours a nice bright yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose and taste is dry crispy, of hay, and a slight floral hop. Very approachable and very well brewed. If your a fan of Saisons, check it out!
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Pours cloudy golden with modest white head. Aroma is nice - slightly earthy/grassy, a little grainy, touch of peppery phenols, some funky fruit. Flavor follows aroma - starts malty with floral notes from hops and esters. Smooth, not grainy, with a pleasant balanced bitterness towards the finish. Fruity and lightly spicy in the end. Malty but dry finish. Mouthfeel is very high in carbonation (moreso than might be guessed considering the head didn’t pour too thick) with a modest medium-light body that is refreshing. Overall, an excellent summer brew and faithful to the Saison style.
jrob21 (2629) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 from the greens. I would expect nothing less than this guy to nail a style to a tee and that is what you get right here. Nice effervescent, bubbly texture gives way to a banana and clove flavor and touch of a grassy finish. Pours a clear yellow with a head that doesn’t quit. Aroma is a little grape and lemon. Reminds me a bit of champagne. Well done.
SpringsLicker (3163) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dusty yellow with an average sized white head.
The aroma is sweet with candy and fruit notes. Some spice as well.
Along with the sweetness that was expected comes a fruit tartness.
unclemattie (4248) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Light haze, pale straw yellow, white head w/ huge bubbles. Aroma of lemons and honey, with a slight breadiness. Tastes of bread dough, floral spices, and a good amount of lemon zest. Soft and crisp, a textbook offering of a Farmhouse style Saison. This would bare nicely with some soft cheese. Yum.
GTAEgeek (1258) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a pale straw color with a huge, white head. The aroma is hay, lemon peels, and musty yeast. The flavor is sweet with a little tartness in the finish. The body is medium. The palate is slightly acidic, thick, and acerbic in the finish. Overall, a flavorful and drinkable beer, but lacks the complexity of most saisons.
rajendra82 (958) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The hazy body was golden yellow in color, and exhibited a two finger thick head, fed by some lively carbonation streamers. The aroma was floral, earthy, and a bit like honey, and was very pleasingly rustic. The taste was light and airy, with a clean and simple wheat sweetness, a lemony sourness, and a slightly spicy finish, with a touch of clove and pepper. This was much more evocative of a quenching summer drink served to farmhands, than a typical Saison of today. The body felt thin and runny, but I think this was exactly the intended effect. A great effort by the local boys.