mrhoppy (1193) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Epic beer! $12.59 perfect on so many levels. Overtely Belgium. A symphony flavors and texture. Bright and light. All the elements delicately entertwine with each other. Then as you partake in the experience the beer takes you in out of itís complex personality. Very light yet firm sold flavors. Soft rich Belgian aroma. Perfect mild sweetness blends into a slight delicate tart finish. Flavor of light caramel funk. Smooth wheaty mouthfeel. The 6.5 abv and hops are a bullseye. You really have try this beer! Insane deliciousness!!!!
drpimento (2042) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2010
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fabulous beer! Poured with an enourmous cream colored foamy frothy fluffy head and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is yeasty spicey grain cereal little hop. Flavor is like aroma plus has some caramel but really not too sweet. Perfect body and carbonation to make this even better than dupont Saison! Finish is excellent!! Absolutely the beer for a summer day. Session upon session. Has just enough sweetness to entice and the masterful balance of tart/bitter to keep it fresh and lovely. Man o man.
BlackEyePA (558) - USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn fine beer...I think this is one of the top 5 beers I have had easily...such a great culmination of the 4 ingredients plus a few more for good measure. First, the color is amber gold, clean nice legs, white med head, that falls after a while but beautiful...the aroma is amazing..dried apricots, spices, malty sweets, farmhouse barn. Taste...brown sugar, raw rustic fruit, apricot, wild yeasts and light sweet malty raisin-fig-date fruitiness. Outdoor natural flavors...well crafted and balanced. Not too sweet, not too bitter, balance at its best, with complex and desirable character! Love this beer, I could drink it all week!
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 tepid gold, wispy white head. Heavy earthy nose, wheat, citrus, and light bitterness. Bit of tea in flavor, more wheat and a husky bitterness, light wheat and lemon through finish. Nicely bitter and balanced, like the earthy elements
oberabcbbsok (688) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 A very nice and ballanced beer. A discovery for this new brewer. Had it on draft as well as from bottle. Really worth trying. Louking for the other beer they are going to have
FlacoAlto (3677) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
No Bottle date, Sampled April 2010 @ Brasserie Beck, Washington DC
The beer pours with a hazed, orange-tinged, pale amber, almost honey color. It is not visually as explosive as some Saisons, but it is still well carbonated with a pale, off-white colored head. The aroma is tart, with a peppery scented earthy base wild herb aromatics and a rustic, weed-like grassiness. This is much more rustic and earthy than Dupont and not as cleanly hoppy. Fresh pear aromatics lean towards green unripe pear, a touch of chive, some definite nettle and herbal-pepper notes play a big role in the nose.
The beer tastes lightly tart, but well balanced by pale grain flavors that are almost cracker like. There is also a hint of sweetness that keeps this from being bone-dry, but this is most definitely dry like a good Saison should be. Grassy herbal hops and a lingering bitterness are found in the finish. Hints of orange zest flavor are noticeable and the Asparagus I am eating brings out an herbal, grassy hop character. This is not as hoppy as Dupont (though is that due to the unknown age of the beer), but still is significantly so. Rustic, earthy undertones that are not quite medicinal, nor overly phenolic, but definitely adds a complexity and tastiness that is so nice. A prickly, ample carbonation contributes to the spiciness as the beer dances across the tongue. Hints of a musty cellars and damp, slightly moldy cotton balls add some funky touches to this beer. The finish has a tannic quality to it with an astringency and there is also an expressive, but somewhat dirty, hop bitterness.
My Bolognese mussels accentuate a fruitiness in this beer; flavors of pear and apple become much more apparent and there is perhaps even some Sauvignon blanc like notes here as well. My last pour adds a touch of yeast bitterness that adds to the rusticity of this Saison. This is a perfect expression of a Farmhouse Saison; it is even a touch more rustic than Dupont. A really fantastic beer that easily pairs seamlessly with the meal I just ate. There is just enough of a rustic edge to this beer and the other notes of hops, pale-malt goodness and oodles of yeast character makes for an awesome experience.
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap @ KBW Vichte today.
Hazy blond color, with white head.
Aroma grassy hops, fruits (pears ?).
Nice taste little sweet start, good hops, bitterness. Dry bitter end.
hirigalzkar (2015) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a small white head. Fresh, lightly spiced, american citrus hoppy aroma. An extremley drinkable beer, fresh of citrus hops, light earthiness. Notes of pineapple, sweet raspberries and melon. Smooth and well balanced. Quite thin bodied, but thatís a fact that makes it even more drinkable. I could drink this beer a whole night without getting bored.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super fresh dank citrus hop nose, fresh herbs and just cut flowers, a touch of cotton candy and dusty yeast. Ultra dry, bitter, hoppy as fuck, tons of citrus, crispy malts, dusty cellar yeast, light honey, lots of fuckyeah. This has been one of my favorite beers over the last couple years so glad I could do this as 3000.
Stephane (1) - Rixensart, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A well balanced hoppy blond beer, drinkable and refreshing. This beer, at the crossroads between the Belgian Saison style and the US West Coast IPA style, has a beautiful blond-gold colour and a nice creamy foam holding up well. It is refermented in the bottle and reaonably sparkling. It has a sharp bitterness with some slightly lingering after-bitter and a predominant citrussy/grapefruit aroma along with some other strong hop flavors and lighter malt flavors.