bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Poured from bottle into Tulip.
Hazy, very pale yellow (Wit-like). Very active with bubbly head and some nice lacing. Champagne-like bubbles.
Aroma of citrus, clove, pepper, banana, overall sourness.
Orange peel, coriander, cloves, wheat malt, slightly tart. Once again, seems very much like a Witbier.
Relatively high carbonation, light body. Pretty dry but not as dry as other Saisons.
Nice, refreshing, easy-to-drink Wit, I mean Saison. Doesn’t matter, it is a solid, thirst quenching brew.
Looking forward to trying their other beers, such as the 55 IBU Pale Ale with grapefruit zest (Crosscut) and the Lingonberry infused Tripel (Minnesota Tan). Nice to have another Minnesota brewery. Welcome!
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle given to my from Hophead22.. Pours light yellow with a thin white head.. Aroma is sweet smelling with some citrus..Flavor is refreshing with citrus some spice and slightly bready. This is a very easy to drink brew.. Kinda wish I had some more.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Princeton. Yellow pour, very fizzy/carbonated. Not much of a head. Not a very strong aroma, some yeast/wheat and slight citrus. Wheat flavor with the spicyness coming through faintly, clean smooth finish.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with very little white head on top. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of coriander, orange zest, and earthy spices over pale malts.. smelled dry, and was perhaps too assertive. The flavor found a little honey to join pale malts at the core.. again strong and spicy on the edges with tart orange zest and wheat leading.. coriander and white pepper as well.. long finish with tacky malts and spices. Light-medium bodied and a bit rough on the palate.. overall this was OK.
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from theisti by way of theiske. Aroma is soapy fruit with some earth tones and light citrus and herbs. Taste is wet earth and some malty lemon peel upfront, pretty decent. Finish falls a part and gets kind of muddy and sweet as it comes to temp. Even a little astringent alcohol on the back, unexpected for the style in general and the abv of this one in particular. All in all, decent, but certainly there are better saisons out there. Thanks again, Tim.
malrubius (2552) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where the Wild Beers Are at The Gate 8/30/09. Very pale yellow with head. Perfumy soapy grapefruit aroma. Pineapple coconut sweet marshmallow with fairly dry herbal finish. Decent.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at WTWBA. Cloudy, pineapple yellow pour. Horsey and peanuty flavor, with husky wheat notes. Ratty, horsey, grainy flavor, mostly sweet with a little bit of wort. Blech.
riversideAK (6098) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly sweet, some straw, spice, banana, and light cereal malt notes. Hazy yellow, nice head. Wheat, cereal, grain, some orange, very carbonated. Very uninteresting.
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle acquired via trade with tennisjoel. Pale yellow pour with a thick, frothy white head. Aroma of leather, sweat, and yeast. Actually the aroma is similar to walking into a woman’s hair salon. Flavor is light and satisfying with notes of lemon and orange along with some bread. Not bad.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours hazy gold with a medium foamy white head.
Aroma is grainy/corny malt, some yeasty tones, some kind of vegetable thing going on. Maybe the corn mixed with the herbal hop...?
lemony citrus as well as some herbal hop tones.
Flavour is earthy herbal -hay hop over light grainy and biscuity malt. Some lemony tones in the finish.