JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A better than average saison. Thick, for the style, and full bodied. Lots of yeast in the aroma and flavor. Well hopped. Sweet, and a cloudy yellow appearance.
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. Hazy gold body. Big, white head, mostly lasting. The aroma is peppery with spice, lemon and honey. Notes of toasted grain, flowers, orange and dust. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and moderately acidic. The finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Dry. Medium body, watery texture that turns velvety in the finish and lively carbonation. This is not overly complex nor overbearing in aroma or flavor. Its strength is in its balance. The finish is especially good -- dry and bitter with citrus and pepper. Excellent.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed golden liquid with some fish food and frothy, a bit wispy white head. Pale malt, dough, honey, yeast and lemon zest. Flavors of earthy malt, grassy and light fruit. Some light alcohol notes. Finish is lightly acidic and yeasty. Kind of cross between a golden and a saison.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, pours an orange golden body with a white head. Moth dry fruity esters with some light lemon and apricot. Floral earthy with some spruce and light citrus. Decent saison.
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, light floral notes, light fruittiness and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of straw, fruittiness, light funk and light spice with a smooth funky fruity finish.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle - thanks after4ever!! pours straw gold with faint haze and thing white head; floral nose with earthy lemons, yeast, dried flowers, apples and fruity hops; soft, delicate and very tasty; not overpowered with spice and quite complex in its simplicity; very unique saison and a little reminiscent of southamton’s cuvee des fleurs
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy deep golden pour with a frothy white head. Very yeasty/estery aroma with some dry chalky phenolics and atouch of apple notes. Frothy fluffy body with a dry flavor. Some mild apple skin tannins and chalky dry phenols with a touch of white pepper simple but nice & dry.
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A light golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is citrusy combined with lighter notes of malt. The flavor is sweet with primary notes of citrus, as well as light notes of malt and hints of brettanomyces, leading to a lightly tart and dry finish.
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml capped bottle courtesy of alagnak. Pour is hazed yellow golden with a pure white two inch head. Some lacing left behind as the head falls. Aroma of cilantro, lime citrus and grainy earth. Very fresh, inviting and natural nose. Taste is the grainy malt and wheat, straw and grass coming through cleanly. Citrus is present, but in the background. The yeast expresses as herbal, medicinal and clove. Palate is medium, dry, lively carbonation and a long dry grassy finish. This was very nice with food. Cheers for this one Chris.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Spicy, musty aromas, floral hops with a malty sweetness on the nose. Pours blonde with a thick white head. Slightly lemony citrusy flavor, with an earthy bitterness, very floral with traces of spices in the flavor. Pretty good saison!