nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy orange with some very frothy, white head. Nose is nice, yeasty, herbal, perfume, candy sugar, lightly floral. Flavor is malty, honey, herbal, soap, mild grape. Clean, yeasty finish. Solid.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Burger Bach in Short Pump. Poured a dirty gold moving into amber, cloudy, slight head that died fast. Aroma of lavender, chamomile, and white pepper. Flavor is basically a match - some biscuity malts, actually rather full bodied. Refreshing at first, but as it warmed, it became a bit cloying with the spiciness. Perhaps the rye in the malt was contributing along with the yeast. But not a bad brew. Just feel like these guys need to dial things in just a hair more to really get me going.
Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery, 11/15/13. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin frothy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bready caramel malts and citrus hops. The taste is dry bready malts, spice, herbal hops. Medium bodied.
Tmoney99 (9965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy amber orange color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate floral citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. I drank with friends.
radagast83 (4017) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split a 750 ml bottle in half. Poured a dark, hazy golden color with a large white, foamy head - once it dissipated a bit, began to consume. Aroma was herbal notes, with some barnyard funk to it. Grassy. Flavor had grassy hops, herbal character, with spices. Some light fruit notes. Pretty decent saison.
DrSilverworm (4727) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared by phaleslu. Hazy golden orange color. thin off-white head. Loose bits of lace. Citrusy, spicy, fruity eatery nose. Great yeast profile. Light tart, moderate sweet, moderate bitter. Some caramel malt. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Solid saison. Has a slight stale hop aroma to it though.
JBill42 (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle my wife got me from Total Wine. Nice carbonation. Medium color, a bit hazy. Great nose. Finishes dry with a nice hop bitterness. Pleasantly surprised.
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from RABinVA- thanks again, Ryan! Pours a hazy gold color with a small white head. Aroma is a bit funky, with bready malts, sweet and citrus fruits, grass, spices, and herbs. Flavor of lemon, florals, grains, grass, straw, mellow spice, and earth. Light-medium bodied, with a bready, floral, lightly funky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Solid saison.
alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have herbs and spices, pale malts, grass, toasted notes, mild fruitiness, light tart character, some rye notesw ith bitterness to the finish. Interesting combo.
b3shine (4194) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by phaleslu). Looks good; a cloudy brownish orange with off-white lacing. Smells solid; hoppy and spicy. Tastes like it smells with a nice, lively mouthfeel. A good saison!