GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle courtesy of buebie.
Pours a very light and very clear yellow with a small bubbly white head that recedes slowly to a solid collar but leaves no trace of lacing.
The aroma is slightly sweet with some green apples and apricots on top of grass and Belgian yeast spiciness.
The taste is light and almost watery with some grassy hops up front and apples and pears following closely. The finish is dry and very much like a pilsner honestly. In fact, the whole thing tastes more like a pilsner than a saison now that I think about it.
The mouthfeel is light bodied and extremely crisp and clean for the style. Itís got very little spiciness that I would expect in the style.
This is a solid and very drinkable beer but I donít think itís really great for the style, as it offers very little complexity.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle to my favorite snifter. Aroma is... I not sure I canít get much out of it. Some wheat honey and faint citrus and flowers very faint. Appearance is great murky gold yellow with minimal head and lacing. Taste I feel like I have a Blue Moon in my hand. A lot of wheat honey and citrus in the tasat with dry finish. Palate is thin and dry with little fizz. Overall I think its like drinking a Blue Moon which really isínt my thing anymore, It is definitly not bad a very drinkable beer.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: hazy straw which start to clear up near the bottom as she settles in my glass. Little head to speak of, though a white collar clings tightly to the sides.
Nose: lemon, dough, and spice ohmy. Lemon bars with just a slight sugar dusting for sweetness while her otherwise tartness reigns. Softness to the nose which belies soft white breads while key lime and lemon grass tickle the back.
Palate: bright atop my tongue; lemon bars. Moves into soft doughy white breads with a hint of leather and spice in the finish. A solid yeasty chewy quality to the entirety of our session together. Lemon bars settle once more, this time upon the top of my tongue, lingering long after each quaff. An earthen leather funk is a gentle stream underneath, there but not dominant. Key lime teases in the very back.
Final Thoughts: overall, a dandy of a saison which is in and of itself a loose style with even looser interpretations. That being said, she was of the seasons and of the earth. Thanks sis for yet another tasty brew!
Trev (1773) - 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.
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 Quite good actually. Very much like a belgian saison. I enjoyed this a lot.
ryanfolty (1674) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap September 28, 2013 at ABR. Cloudy yellow pour. Have had this before, just never rated for some reason.
malrubius (1512) - Willowick, Ohio, 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.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with some.white head. Aroma is belgian yeast with typical saison notes. Flavor is a yeasty saison with some good spice and citrus. Not bad.
kbutler1 (1324) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into my favorite tulip glass.
Pours a very clear golden color. Slight head with no lacing. Smells of cloves and slight banana. Smooth taste. Very little to no hop flavor. Dry after taste.
This is a beer for the summer time, although I am drinking it mid-winter in MN, oh well.
Drinkable for sure!
jcnielsen (1312) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with white head. Straw, yeasty, malty aromas. Spicy, straw, yeasty, citrus flavors. Very solid saison.