drfabulous (3395) - 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?
Sledutah (3650) - 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.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of spiced straw and hay. Taste is black pepper, lemon, hay. Not bad.
emacgee (3748) - 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.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, 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 itís really 8% it hides it exceptionally well. Be careful! (#4745, 8/25/2012)
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. The pour was a cloudy amber orange with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that slowly receded, down to a thin film with a small collar and possessed very good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a light bread malt and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of apple, pears, rye, a mild peppery spice and a slight tartness.
The taste was lightly sweet with a mild tartness and a nice fruity presence from the start, and then became rather yeasty with a mild taste of rye and a slightly spicy ending. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow, with a lightly tart spicy taste left hanging on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a bit past light in body and watery in texture with a nice lively carbonation.
Overall this is a brew with a very interesting taste. Not exactly sure what to think of it, but I do know it is rather tasty and really grows on you the more you drink...
burg326 (2770) - 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.
smith4498 (2794) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear light copper color with white head. Grainy and malty aroma. Sweet caramel and cereal malt flavors with some grassy hops. Medium body with average carbonation. OK, but not worth seeking out or having again.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is very malty with rye as well as grassy and pine hops. The appearance is dark gold with a smallish head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall this is good with the alcohol well hidden.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and sharp with a strong grainy taste. Itís flavor is quite different with a nice bite yet very drinkable. Hops are not too outstanding. The bite is coming from the malt and the rye