JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitter. The aroma has ginger and coriander. More of this in the flavor, along with wheat. Spicy, but there could be more yeast.
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle thanks Joebrew!) Pours cloudy gold with a white head. Aromas of coriander, orange, bready yeast, and ginger. The taste is initially filled with ginger, but there’s also some orange peel present as well. The finish is very buttery and yeasty, which makes it taste like a buttered cracker. Mouthfeel is medium.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Pleasant aroma of lemon and coriander. The flavor is very similar with lemon and coriander. Thin bodied.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma was spice fields. Flavor lots of different citrus peels, coriander. Mouthfeel on the thin side. Ok.
LilBeerDoctor (3699) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Pours a cloudy gold with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, light fruits, and sweet corn. Flavor of spicy odd flavors, sweet corn, stale wheat. Doesn’t taste anything like a saison. Pretty bad although to give it one redeemable quality, it didn’t have a terrible palate. The bad flavors were easy to gulp down, if you wanted to (which I didn’t).
badgerben (4823) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Joebrew! Hazy yellow color with a thin head. Butterscotch aroma. Lots of ginger and spiciness to the flavor. Buttery finish.
notalush (5707) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Saison? Well, from the label I was expecting one, but this is all witbier to me - cloudy light golden beer - spicy nose of coriander, citrus rind, a touch of peppercorn, lavender - mildly tart, with a wheaty character to it - quite a bit of spice and floral flavors - gets a bit of a soapy quality at times - a little grainy/bready on the back end - decent.
jbuzz (805) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Single from Three Cellars Milwaukee.
Cloudy light color. Very flowery aroma. Spicy and “creamy” flavor.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent brew! Poured a cloudy orange body, with a generous white head. Aroma is delightful, soft spice- perhaps white pepper, orange peel and other citrus fruit. Great see-saw balance between wheat and spice.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nothing special here for a saison. Usual pale orange haze with some spicy yeast, light fruit, and little funk. Skip this one.