jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy pale yellow with a nice white head. Aroma of banana bread and clove. Very light in flavor, more of the banana and clove with some tropical fruit. Enjoyable and quaffable.
dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells nice, funky wheat. This is pretty good. Some wheat,a little funk, generally a decent beer.
zizzybalubba (1793) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. bottle from Steve’s Liquor in Madison, WI. Pours pale yellowish-orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of horseblanket, leather, funk, and lemon. Peppery/soapy taste. Very light for a saison. I did not think this was good at all.
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is banana and cloves with some pepper in there. Flavor is at first a large dose of corriander with some spice left on the tounge. Not really a saison more like a wit than anythng. Still this is easy to drink and very sessionable.
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is really interesting - wheaty, hefe-esque banana, a little bubble gum, light spice. Taste is unique and quite pleasant, if not incredibly complex. Nice hay and grassy barnyard with a touch of the banana again, a little clove and white pepper to finish. Could do with a nice bitterness to cut the fruit, and maybe higher carbonation. Al in all a really nice surprise and a highly drinkable summer beer.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Bockyhorsey - Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a 2/3 finger thick white head. Faint lacing. Aroma is grain and spice with a touch of yeast. Flavor is light citrus, lightly sweetened malt, and light spice. No unpleasant aftertaste. Light to medium body. No major flaws. A very drinkable beer. Thanks Bill.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
when small breweries attempt obscure styles like a saison you often come up with total failure and horrid car wrecks. other times you get such an odd ball that you cant get your head around it. this is the latter. there is a strange note in the nose that i cannot place for the life of me. possibly caramel corn, something nearly savory, nearly sawdust. it returns in the flavor along with a nice mellow lemon note, plenty of yeast character as well. body is a bit thin which is confounding since the carb is in place. a fun beer and far from disaster, id drink it again.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from bockyhorsey...
saison? idk... wit, maybe. it smells and tastes a whole lot like blue moon. or, at least what i remember it tasting like.
loads of dusty wheat, earth, orange, banana, clove, coriander and yeast characteristics in both the aroma and flavor. the finish is fairly acidic and there is a mild sourness throughout.
it is light/medium bodied with a high level of carbonation...but not high and soft. it is fairly brutish.
it poured hazy blonde with a soft off white head.
i’m not sure what to make of this... hybrid? 6/3.5/5/3/12/3.0
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a light yellow witha huge foamy head. Lemons, candy, and Belgian spices in the nose. But any expectations of depth falls flat when the watery lemonade hits your tongue. Spice is light. Meh, nothing special.
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle, pours a clear yellowish with rising bubbles and a rather thick white head. Smells corny, non-descript. Taste starts good though not spectacular, with flavors of light malts, corn, figs, water, with a similar aftertaste. Light bodied, this one’s ok.