KornDogg (545) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Funky brett aroma. Body is hazy yellow with tall lasting head. Flavor begins light with hints of malts, corn and hops. Quickly followed by yeasty tart bite. Notes of spice and fruit with a bitter aftertaste.
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Aroma of bretty funk, passionfruit and malt. Sweet malt flavor with bretty funk character before a fruity finish.
Sammy (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma, and nice full head. Competent saison in flavour and easy drinking though not the tastiest saison.
jb (2408) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was good but weird. Taste and nose both with dominated by drunken dried apricots. Also there was a weird sour taste. Very different tasting to me from the usual saison, original and good. Would have it again.
PardonMyNuts (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap, pours very cloudy with thin white head. Very light with not much in the way of taste. Very poor attempt at a belgain farmhouse style saison
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Ed5388 (2441) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber (2013) from Artisan’s Tom River. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of lemon, fruity yeasty esters, grass, hay, grain, and hints of funk. Taste mimics the nose with lots of lemon, grass, and spicy grain.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Coles. Pale golden pour. The nose is softly floral and spicy. A bit of light cloviness and a bit of light bitterness. It’s pretty simple, bit approachable and fresh.
swoopjones (6638) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, solid saison,slightly cloudy blonde pour, medium bodied. fruity & spicy, citrusy. very drinkable. nice & easy drinking. great sumer saison
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Graeme. Pours a clear yellow with large frothy white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is citrus, brett, yeast, banana. Medium mouthfeel with nice brett, citrus, spice, light dryness. Good.
NikkTwist (1877) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample draft at Khyber Pass. Light pour. Fizzy head. Mild, balanced and dry. Lemon. Grass notes. Only softly sour. Need to try again.
Darkmagus82 (1938) - - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-21-12 -
Had on tap and served in a 12 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a very hazy yellow color with a slight tint of orange mixed in. The head upon serving was very light and white and faded relatively fast to give way to very little lacing.
Smell – Lot of aroma are present here my friends. Fruit aromas of citrus- lemon, orange, and grapefruit, are quite strong. There are other fruits as well however with light hints of tart apple and pear. These aromas mix with a bit of biscuit aroma as well as a good helping of funk from the yeast and some more floral aromas as well.
Taste – A slightly more sour lemon and grapefruit flavor are the first detected. Some of the biscuitiness works its way in toward the middle of the taste with the hay and some of the more yeasty funky flavors. Towards the end there is a tartness of grapefruit and some pepper that begins to come into play. Up until this point the flavor is quite enjoyable, but at the end the flavors don’t meld to well and leave a tart lemon-pepper flavor on the tongue that lingers just a bit too much.
Mouthfeel – A medium body with a slightly above average carbonation level. The added carbonation suits this lighter yet complex beer quite well.
Overall – Not the best saison out there in my opinion, but none the less not bad either. It is rather dry and crisp with some nice fruity and funky characteristics, but seems to lack a harmony in the taste with some of the flavors seeming to battle one another at times.