ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, pale straw-hued body with a fine, medium-sized, white head.
Smell: Sweetish, floral, and hinting of orange blossom honey on the nose with a dull, subtle note of spice.
Taste: Sweet, lightly sugary malts with a thin drizzle of pear juice and a small spoonful of orange marmalade. The malts give a faint hint of crustless white bread. Faintly spicy hops with a low bitterness. A bit of honeysuckle and Prosecco on the tongue for the fast, crisp finish. Rather moreish for me.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Moves rather ably across the palette.
Overall: A single malt and a single hop variety makes for a somewhat simplistic saison experience, but when considered as a supremely refreshing, summertime beer, it’s tops. I just wish the cost wasn’t eight bucks per bottle, giving my wallet a reprieve from its cash. Maybe one day this could see its way to sensibly-priced six-packs.
rajendra82 (970) - 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.
Jtejr (1) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler, Alpharetta. Really enjoyed this beer. A little heavy, but not overly so. Amber caramel, quite tasty.
Cybercat (3728) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma is wheaty, yeasty, malty, and a little bit - but not unpleasantly - rubbery with sweet lemon and cheesy undertones. It pours a clear solar yellow with a fairly thick, if not persistent, white head. Malty, cheesy flavor is slightly sweet, a little yeasty and wheaty, with a sweet citrus hint - refreshing and lip-smacking, perfect at the end of a freaking hot day (and it’s not yet officially summer!). Fizzy texture leaves behind a nice, rather persistent tingle and a tasty cheesy finish. I love cheese!
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.
DarkSong (322) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. It pours a hazy very pale yellow with a massive white long lasting head. It has a funky barnyard aroma along with a wheat aroma and a hint of lemon. It has a light body and has a funky barn yard flavor along with a little banana, a little bread and a slight leather flavor. I really like this beer and have enjoyed everything I’ve had by this brewery.
SSSteve (3891) - - MAY 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. cloudy white with a small white head. very light citrus and faint vanilla in aroma. flavor is mostly floral with some candied gummy orange slices. quick, simple, dry finish. yep, it’s good, again.
jrob21 (2770) - 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.
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.
JoePeesie (904) - 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!