mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BAM BITCHES!! This is a great brew. Light golden pour with a light white head. Very sour smell with light citrus. Taste is more mellow in the sourness then I expected but pretty sour for a saison. Very easy to drink. Not a whole lot of carbonation and a little bitterness which works for this beer.
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange pour with big Saison head but low residual carbonation. Less spicy flavors than the other commercial standards, but a nice low final gravity keeps the taste light and the taste buds awake and looking for more flavor. Tart and lemony with some nice yeasty/bready notes.
Dogbrick (9625) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a translucent orange color with a thick and fluffy white head that dissipates slowly. Spotty lacing. The aroma is grassy and yeasty, and a friend mentioned that it also smelled like an opened packet of ketchup which is 100% true. Light-bodied with flavors of apple and citrus, plus yeast and spices. The finish is tart and fruity with a lingering spice character. Refreshing and good all around.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden peach color, topped by a thick and creamy head of light tan colored foam. Great head retention and thick webby lacing. Tart and fruity aroma - with barnyard, apple cider, and pineapple.
Tangy flavors include dry wheat, funky barnyard, clove, white pepper, and lemon. Medium body, gently fizzy carbonation. Tart and refreshing, with lemon, clove, and a hint of cheese in the aftertaste.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a light orange color with a loose white head. Mild funk tartness, earthy spices, lemons, and a floral yeasty aroma hang around. Well-carbonated. Taste has a mild citrus tartness at the beginning and yields to a slight sour turn at the end, with a grass/spice mix in the middle. Iím loving the JP funk now and this is seriously sessionable.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very hazy pale orange, with a thick two finger head that slowly recedes to a dense cap. The subsequent lacing completely covers the inside of my glass.
Smell; starts off with solid citric aromas, with lemons and a touch of oranges, and Iím also picking up a little bit of sour apples. Some mild barnyard funk is present with a touch of vinegar and little horse blanket. Aroma wise, this pretty much falls in line with what I would expect from a Saison.
Taste; the tartness and vinegar that was present in the aroma is there in the flavor, but isnít to strong. As a matter of fact they are very pleasant and fit perfectly with the lemons and oranges, and with a bit of a grassy quality.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability; mouthfeel is medium bodied and very creamy, with a nice smooth natural carbonation, and the drinkability is very goo
BrewerDub (34) - USA - JAN 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DELICIOUS! Poured a nice golden color with a slight haze. Lots of citrus aromas going on as well as some hints of spice. Nice and sort of "earthy" smelling. Insanely effervescent. A little bit dry with a nice sour finish. Very sessionable and a pleasure to drink. I love it.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 12 oz bottle in a trade from drewbeerme - thanks! Beautiful rendition of a farmhouse, a much-loved style. With the right blend of citrus, spice, and delicious yeast, this is a fine session beer.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a huge white, cloudy head.. Smells of fruit and spice and yeast. Clean easy drinkin, light bodied with tastes very similar as the smell. Nice beer
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thanks to Styles. Poured a golden murkey color with a huge white frothy head. Aroma of orange and other citrus is very present. Taste of cinnamon is there with very little aroma hops at the finish.