PhillyCraft (2119) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, with fantasy. Pours a hazy glowing orange with huge fluffed out white head, awesome lacing patterns. Aromas of bananas, wheat, tropical fruits, clove spice and hops. Taste is sweet and spicy malts w/rye, delicious fruity hops, banana, flowers, and orange peel. Very silky and easy going saison. Fresh as can be.
Damico (1979) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear velvety blonde with a creamy white head. The aroma is sweet saison yeast and rye malts blended so well with notes of lemon. The flavor brings the spicy rye malts and hops up front really pleasant on the tongue with the saison yeast more in the background but helping to round out the flavors quite nicely.
Travlr (8186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at DC local tasting. Nice aroma of pumpernickel and rye bread. Taste is sour with a bit of orange peel. Very tasty stuff.
Reynolds314 (1543) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love this beer. Just a light basementy complex saison with lots of spicyness from rye and hops. Great beer.
adrian910ss (2247) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Reservoir in Waterbury, Vermont. Pours a cloudy orange honey gold with a medium sized white head. Aroma of bubble gum, cloves, mild banana and wheat. Taste is much the same as the aroma. Another winner from Lawsons.
Rastacouere (6058) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Veiled dark golden ale covered by a nice white sheet. Deliciously spicy, fruity (pear, banana), bready, strawy nose that manages to be both light and relatively complex, all the while feeling very fresh - like sunshine in a bottle. The well-balanced, but never subtle resinous and floral hoppiness marches into the spicy rye with confidence and complements it very well. Highly phenolic, but never feeling medicinal, just very spicy all throughout and this coming from several different ingredients. While the beer sure can’t be called sweet nor strong, there are plenty of cereal flavours in there, bringing an oily, roundish texture forward that make it feel more potent than it is. Original recipe and well executed albeit the Saison tag can be misleading.
watson1977 (2360) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma has spicy rye and grapefruit...light orange...floral and very fresh! Flavor follows suit...little more citrus and a little less spicyness. Mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a dry citrus/rye finish.
swoopjones (4325) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCTC 2011, medium golden pour, great floral aroma. pot pourri, chamomile, lemon zest notes. Great flavor, spicy & floral. solid saison
KyotoLefty (4777) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Farm House Tap and Grill. Huge rye nose, pepper, spicy, light esters, hay and farmyard. Great nose. Amber with lace. Flavor is wheat, rye, pepper. Very malty and grainy, sweet and thick. Peppery finish. Nice but a bit bland. Body is a bit thick and heavy—hops don’t come through, but the rye is very nice.
mikem409 (1215) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at farmhouse in Vermont. Aroma of rye seed and hop. Taste was ver easy drinking was burping hop flavor