pdx77 (797) - Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pain to get open, then started bubbling over. Poured it immediately into goblet, which saved a lot from being wasted. Unfiltered hazy, deep golden color. Aroma is tart cherry, funk, spicy yeast. Nice heft to the sip, with complex flavors of Brett, tree fruit, and spiced notes. So clean and refreshing, it’s worth the trouble with the bottle.
nuplastikk (3831) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml courtesy of Madvike. Golden-orange, unfiltered. Foamy white head. Dry, flowery tones. Really pleasant beer, lots of depth. Yeasty, very healthy yeast here. A touch of test tube, but really has a nice dry touch. Good stuff.
TheHOFF43 (1436) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at TG. Pours a hazy orange with some white head. Tart aroma, citrus and other fruits. Flavor is wheat up front, then matches the nose.
dukeredhair (241) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is light fruits, peaches, mangoes, pear. Pours cloudy yellow with a large head and nice bubbles. Taste is a bit of funk hay but mostly fruits, clean but a little lacking in complexity. Palate is nice and bright. A really nice saison but not up there with some of the best in my opinion.
adamjackson (1761) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big golden orange, Thanks Wally for sharing this. Nice earthy nose, lemongrass, oranges and rope. Taste is heavy, hint of biscuit and incredibly dry. Lacks the fruitiness of regular seizoen.
RobertDale (2627) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy golden red with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, spice, and grain. Taste is citrus fruits, other fruits, yeast, spice, grass, and earth. Very, very enjoyable!!
superspak (1928) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Review 1500! 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 5/2017. Instant violent gusher upon opening. Pours extremely hazy golden orange color with a 3 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange zest, pear, pineapple, peach, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance, strength, and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and brett notes, with moderate malt balance. Taste of big lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, clove, pepper, floral, grass, wheat, and spicy yeast earthiness. Light earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, pineapple, clove, pepper, floral, grass, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and Brett ester flavors; with light-moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible saison style. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity and spicy ester flavors with moderate malt balance; and extremely smooth to drink. An extremely enjoyable offering.
Theydon_Bois (5454) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Green Dragon PDX, 22/05/13.
Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is funky notes, citrus, light piss, farmyard, bitter orange.
Taste is brett forward, bitter apricot, tarte fruits, lemon rind.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish.
Good tackle !
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours apricot gold with white head. Nose and taste of lemongrass, brett, pungent pit fruit, tangerine, peach, honeycomb, wild yeast, light spicy malt and grape musk. Medium body. Well balanced.
davey101 (567) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into a HF wine glass Bottle No. 14, 581. Best Before: 06/2017. HUGE gush over upon opening, took a few minutes to calm it down and collect all the foam.
A - Obviously the beer got mixed up due to the gush. Pours a hazy peach color, huge billowing mound of dirty white foam with some brown tints. Pretty aggressive looking but awfully lively.
S - One of the most enjoyable saison aromas. Earthy brett funk, sweet pears and apples, tart lemon juice, yeast and some grass. Light on the spices which I really prefer. Its just so funky and fruity. This is excellent stuff.
T - Again with the brett funk and the sweet pear and apple juices. Pretty yeasty. A touch of grass and an absence of the usual spices and peppercorns typical to the style. Tart and delicious. The beer is medium bodied and creamy but with a dry and bretty finish. Rather complex and stupidly delicious. The 8% abv is not even noticeable.
O - The best American made saison I have ever had, I’d even go so far as to say its better than the Hill Farmstead offerings. Its simple and clean with plenty of brett and fruit juice overtones. This has sat for weeks and even still it exploded upon opening. Getting over that I adore this beer.