bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. malt and earth aroma with pine and light cocoa. Grapefruit and pine flavor with earth and malt. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with earth, malt, and light caramel.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a quick to fade white ring. Some very light lace. Aromas are grainy, malty, peanut shells, light esters and phenols, black pepper and 3M scotch-tape. Light banana and vanilla as well. Flavors are way too sweet for a saison. Lots of bubble gum, plastic, waxy, banana. Light rye spiciness. Odd candy-ish ester. Lively bubbles, medium dry. Not really flawed as a belgian beer, but not a great saison, and not particularly what I want to drink.
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Yeast, banana esters and spices
Taste: Yeasty, grainy, spices and some citrus bitterness in the finish
Decent saison. It got much better as it warmed up.
Strykzone (6753) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We enjoyed a bottle together via facebook chat. This had so much yeast in the bottom of the bottle and when rolled it looked like a lava lamp. When poured it was opaque and golden brown. A huge head seemed to take forever to fade. This beer was perfectly named. To put it into a single style is unfortunate because it kept changing. Some times it was a Belgian, and was like an Orval with rye. Other times it was like a hefe with bubblegum. Other times it brought out spices. What a fun beer to enjoy! So multifaceted and so interesting. It did not hurt at all that it was so tasty, too. I liked it a lot and it was one of those beers that is more than the sum of its parts.
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with lasting ivory foam. Nice dry spice, light fruit, cracker malt aromas. Light to medium bodied. Lightly sweet, earthy, spicy rye flavors with light fruits, dry spices, peppercorn--tasty
drfabulous (6665) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Freakin Frog. Retired? Ok. We drank a retired beer. Saison? Didn’t taste like a saison. I got cloudy orange slightly tart. Rye?
Braudog (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pretty average pour here ... light, almost-golden amber with a slight haze and a thin white head. Not much to discern in the initial whiff either ... maybe a light floral perfume. The beer drinks with a mellow farmhousey thing, barely noticeable. It finishes with a sweet, fruity edge. Even-keeled, mellow drinker. If it’s really 8% it hides it exceptionally well. Be careful! (#4745, 8/25/2012)
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, almost clear, with a loose white head. Smells nice - rye toast and a little bit of funk. Flavor is rye, some caramel, some woody notes. Fairly simple, but I liked it.
TheBeerGod (6028) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is peppery spices, earthy hops, grassy notes, dusty yeast, dried fruit and malt notes. Taste is spicy and peppery with soft grains, malt, earthy hops, woody notes, grass, dusty yeast, straw and soft fruitiness. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more spicy hops, peppery notes, flowers, dried fruit, yeast, soft grains, malt and earthy notes.
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with little head and lace. Rye malt aroma with a light citrus aroma. Vanilla first with a light maltiness followed by some bitter. Smooth carbonation. A beer that suprised me.