orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to tOrinO for opening a bottle of this at the post RS party tasting. Poured into a tasting glass.
A - Pours hazy yellow with a light film of head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.
S - Some clove, oranges, banana, and some floral hops mix well with the light saison funk. This one smells more like a wit than a saison.
T - Flavors are quite similar to the nose with a bit more funk. Some more clove spice, oranges, banana, and floral hops mix well with the light saison funk. A bit more balanced than the nose but still nothing mind blowing. If this wasn’t funky I would swear this is a wit.
M - Light body and medium flavor with moderate carbonation. Finish is a mix of hop bitterness and light funk with neither lingering for very long.
D - Pretty good. I thought this one was ok. It wasn’t really anything ming blowing but it was still pretty good stuff. Glad I got to try it.
zdk (1833) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at the 5000 tasting - nice light funkiness, caramel malts and fruity. Very citrusy saison with some nice barnyard notes.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(sampled at Dak’s Memorial Day Tasting!). Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is citrusy, pepper and spice. Taste is sweet with a slight hop bitterness evident. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Pretty smooth finish. This isn’t a great saison, but it is super easy to drink. Glad to have tried this one.
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz. bottle tasted at Daknole’s Memorial Day "Throw Down". Pours opaque yellow, with unimpressive white head. Aroma is herbal, spicy and a bit soapy. Taste is bitter, some lemon and spice. Finish is bitter and unremarkable. This ale is a bit bland overall and stands as evidence that not everyone should be brewing saisons.
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy honey colored pour with a small ivory head with only a spot of lacing. Aroma and flavor show spice, lemongrass, orange peel, and yeast. Medium mouthfeel.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow. White head. Lemony, spicy, yeasty. Nice smooth, coriander, orange, light hops. NIce stuff.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head. Very spicy body with pepper, yeast tones,a light funk y earth tones. A hint of lemon and light acidity. Soft carbonation with a mild body and a modest spicy tone. Decent offering.
tgncc (3019) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paul and Ryan’s tasting. The aroma is farmhouse, malty sweet. The flavor is funk, light fruit, pepper. The appearance is a hazy gold, white head. The finish is pepper, spicy hops. Decent.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the double 5k tasting. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Fuzzy phenols on the nose. Spicy yeast, sweet and toasty. Good stuff.
deyholla (8335) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Max at Paul and Ryan’s 5000th celebration, thanks! Poured a cloudy deep gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of flora with some light fruits and a bit of must. Flavor started with flowers and must with a growing sweet fruit note that finished the beer nicely.