Lukaduke (2243) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich golden straw color with a lively fizzy foam... The nose has great earthy rustic barnyard notes mixed with citrus, pepper and yeasty spice. The palate is everything I want in a saison... straw earthy yeast backbone with touches of honey, citrus, barnyard tang, and some lingering spice that is balanced beautifully of the floral sweetness in the finish !
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at WTWBA 2014. Hazy yellow pour with a big white head. Soft funk in this one. Some citrus. Decent.
junon (420) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a fan. All up front and completely drops off. So thin. No mid to back palate. Asdf.
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy gold with lots of frothy, white head. Nose has vinous notes, dried grasses, mild spice, some tropical fruit. Flavor has some tropical fruit, mild candy, some honey, light lemon, light apricot, dried hay. Clean finish. Really solid.
AndySnow (3751) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: The Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, citrus, yeast, some spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, spices, fruit.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Whole Foods Honolulu. Hazy blonde. Aroma is fairly footy yeast character. Palate is similar, but with a light fruitiness and gentle pale malt character. Overall, I prefer the brett version, because it brings extra dimensions of complexity. The yeastiness here is a bit stale/old, wonder if the beer sat on it too long.
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet and creamy wheat along with some herbs. Sweet malt and peach flavors before a creamy wheat finish.
hackobock (1424) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
September 2, 2014. Bottle, best before february 2017. Pours hazy golden with a large frothy white head, slowly dissipating. Aroma is pepper, orange, peach, hay, earth and light sweet malty. Taste is medium sweet fruity, medium spicy and light bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture, average carbonation.
ekstedt (5482) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (75cl) from Beergium.be. Shady golden, medium beige head. Earthy, peppery, some orangey fruity aromas. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a waxed 750mL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a thick white head that leaves average lace. The nose is classic spicy saison yeast with some green hops and light bread malt. The flavor is a touch malty up front, moving to full kumquat and orange peel, spicy yeast, and then some light hops bitterness. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long spicy and orange peel finish.
CampesinoTino (769) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml Bottle. Hazy dark golden straw colored pour topped with a generous layer of foam. Bright and floral aroma of honey, persimmon, pepper and orange rind. The taste is a blend of lemon, clove and coriander upfront along with some pineapple, peach and grassy hops toward the end. Plenty of carbonation and creaminess in the body with a final serving of ripe fruit and spice in the finish.