auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2009 12oz Bottle. Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26049401@N08/3801 Flaccid wet corn comes first. A spritz of lemon juice and a crack of green pepper liven it up a little, but this is hauntingly familiar of that Horny Goat shit. Pours a hazed peachy golden, with an opalescent and shiny white rim. Flavor is less dreadful than the aroma, but not too much so. This tastes like a wet, soppy lager with a little soap and potpourri thrown in. A bit of yeast gumminess in the backend gives it some authenticity. Iím afraid Iíve been duped by Stevenís Point again. I was hoping for a unique Minnesota perspective on Saison. Instead, I get "Brewed & Bottled by Lift Bridge Beer Co., Stevenís Point, WI." This finishes on a nice light stonefruit character, but itís still nothing I can get too excited about. Ends with a fusel heavy, near-nail-polish volatile note.
theisti (3396) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz twist off bottle purchased for me by my Dad at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an assist to tytoanderso. Brewed and bottled by Lift Bridge Beer Co, Stevens Point, Wisconsin - did Point brew / bottle this? Pour is hazed yellow slight pea green, two inch pure white head. Falls with no lacing. Aroma of soft bready malts, and citrus earthy yeastiness. Soft and inviting nose. Taste is grainy hay straw grass, earthy sweetness malt and the citrus flowery yeastiness. Maybe a bit sweeter than I normally like my Saisons. Finish is a little grassy dirty. Palate is medium, mouth coating with medium carbonation. As always, thanks for making these transactions smooth Tyler.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Malty and spicy, some lemon and citrus. More lemon and very smooth and drinkable, a bit peppery as well.
deyholla (7588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Groveland Tap. Poured a cloudy gold with red and orange tints. Head was white and thin. Aroma was light and fruity (apples and cherries present) with some yeasty notes. Flavor was nice and light as well. Some apple and cherry notes. A nice light sweet beer.
drfabulous (4523) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity. Light though. Lots of flavor. Served in the wrong glass and Stub and Herbs.
Alopex (56) - Crystal, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a mug. Pours a cloudy lemonade yellow with minimal head. Flavor is light with a small amount of spice and a malty smoothness thatís really nice. A very nice beer.
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to tytoanderso for sending this. Pours a nice straw yellow with medium white head, minimal lacing. Aroma light on wheat, yeast, slight hops, and a bit of an earthy character. Flavor is pretty mild, but very refreshing and enjoyable.
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light yellow color. Very light aroma, a bit tart and light hops and malt. Flavor is very light. Not much flavor actually. Not any funk either. Saison? Doesnt seem lke it.
beastiefan2k (2728) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shaker pour @ moto-i. This has been one of the most disappointing beers I have had in a while. It is a piss macro-yellow with a thick head. It is way too clear and way too light of a color. Aroma is banana esters and overly sweet Belgian aspects. Especially for a beer like this, its too light to be this sweet. Taste is too sweet, the esters are too strong for the rest of the beer as well. It has a strong mineral feel and an overly tingly carbonation. I feel something good can be made with this beer but this isnít it right now.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Cask. Light pour with a medium spicy yeasty aroma. Smooth and light fruit flavors accompanied the spiciness. Had a dry finish. Decent.