Sledutah (4066) - 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.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Total Wine, Greenville, SC. If ever a name was an object lesson in how to avoid snarky ratings, this would be a top contender. But in fairness, it actually is emphatically a saison in terms of its majority characteristics. So no stylistic crisis, but just not an especially good beer. Light copper pour, moderately carbonated, and an unassuming nose of grain, generic yeast, and phenols. Slightly watery mouthfeel does little for the flavors, which come across like buttery popcorn, mild spice, and a bunch of fruits. Meh.
unclemattie (3995) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Clear golden pour, white head. Aroma of spicy rye grain. Dry taste of rye malt, some earthy spice, bready yeast character. Finishes with a bready dryness. Tastes like a session ale, only heavier than what a session normally is. Simple flavors, medium bodied, alcohol well hidden. (3201)
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a soft and pretty clean straw yellow with two fingers of frothy head. Nose is papery and cidery, stale with lots of acetaldehyde. Very very light saison character, hints of spicy/peppery notes and a light tartness. This just isnít cutting it. Light-medium body and dry finish. Meh.
drfabulous (3560) - 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? Didnít taste like a saison. I got cloudy orange slightly tart. Rye?
DYCSoccer17 (3208) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
10 ounce sample on tap at Dadís Kitchen in Sacramento, CA during Sacramento Beer Week. The aroma is a bit sweet and sugary. There are a fair amount of dusty horseblanket yeast esters present. This also has a bit of an awkward minty and chocolate aroma, too. Weird. Moderately transparent mahogany body with a very small off-white head. Starts kind of chocolatey and a bit salty. Actually, this is rather salty. A little spiced in the middle, before this becomes thick and syrupy later on. The finish is dominated by the dusty banana yeast esters. Just a little too different. Too big, and too cloying for a saison. Needs to be drier.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A 22-oz bottle shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Poured a hazy orange with a light tan head and a lot of tiny bubbles in the beer. The nose was barnyard, with that slightly moldy damp hay smell, with citrus thrown in. Medium to full body and a slick and very smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is very complex with new tastes coming forward as you progress, including the barnyard, bubblegum, citrus, vanilla, and rye. These flavors continued into the finish, and the beer just more enjoyable as time went on. The alcohol was perfectly hidden. This complex and very tasty beer defies style. It is what it is, and that is very good.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle pours an orangish color, aroma of orange zest, grapefruit, pine resin and some spicy yeast. Flavor is the same, didnt taste like a regular sassion.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly clear orange with a thin whit head.
Some malt, some citrus in the aroma, not much here really.
Light sweetness at the start, some bitterness in the finish.
Not very complex, but no faults either.
Cybercat (2910) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is yeasty and a little fruity, not strong but still inviting. It pours a nice clear amber with a fairly thick and somewhat persistent pale golden head that leaves a little lacing. Flavor is definitely better than the aroma - not quite full-bodied, but enjoyable, malty, fruity (apple plus a little pear) and yeasty, just a tad sweet and just a tad hoppy. Smooth texture has plenty of fizz and firm body. No crisis here - just a good sippiní brew.