Berta4519 (26) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lemon orange peel feel. Dry for the style but incredibly tasty! Recommend this
swoopjones (5643) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, golden orange pour, higher carbonation, active bubbles. spicy, fruity yeastiness, some citrus notes. solid saison
Ratman197 (9506) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Time delay gusher! 750 ml bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, earthiness, citrus, white pepper and yeast. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast pepper and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering peppery finish.
tom10101 (2642) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Slightly hazy bright golden with a frothy white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is quite rustic withf honeyed malt, herbal hops, citrus notes and light spiciness. Taste is herbal with honeyed malt, citrus, light spiciness and a nice gentle acidity. Medium body. Smooth carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel. Moderately dry finish. Light peppery presence that last in the aftertaste. Clean. Very good rustic Saison. Nothing too fancy here, but heavily drinkable and quenching while being quite tasty and right on style. Good balance. Well executed. Exactly what you can expect from a rustic farmhouse ale.
djd07 (3326) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium off white head. Wheat grass and yeast aromas. Medium mouthfeel with earthy yeast and light fruit with nice sweetness and spice. Very good.
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Cloudy golden - white head. Peppery, apple, pear, zesty. light to medium malty, light banana, light bitterness, rather high fruity, citrus, light light bretty, soapy, herbal, dried herba, spicy, soft body. Nice.
maxwelldeux (3489) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark golden color with a fairly large white head on it. Nose is actually pretty light for me, and has a little citrus in there and almost none of that saison funk. Taste is slightly sour throughout, but has a subtle sweetness in the finish.
pdx77 (1220) - Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at 10th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival. Cloudy golden color. Fruity yeast aroma. Taste is lightly tart yeast, plum, apple, pear. Aftertaste is full of fruit and light tartness.
drfabulous (3843) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Corvallis shop. Big yellow pour. Nice carb. Yeasty goodness with some honey and lemon. Spiced. Nice. Fantastic saison.
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a straw color gold. Sunshine and shining as if you had put the sun in the glass. Fat head of sticky white foam that leaves lace. Nose is lovely. Lemon grass, lemon peel, stone fruit like mango, a bit of yeasty funk but not too much and a woody airy lightness. There is honey on this nose and it smells like when the honey turns solid int he jar. Sugary but still full. Floral like flower petals. sweet and not bitter. Taste is lovely. It has the underpinnings of sour on an explosion of fruit. Stone fruit, apple, pear, lemon. Tart but mysteriously so. Lightly woody yeast like sweet fresh air. If you had stepped outside your door to a meadow that took up your entire field of vision ti would smell like this beer. Drinks with champagne dryness, a perfect light and ticklish carbonation, a soft malt with bread, cracker and honey. A fruitiness that is endless and a bit of sweet grass to finish this one dry and with room for plenty of hearty food. The floral on this one is brilliant and so is the tartness that brings you to the edge of your palate and then backs off so that you stay satisfied and not regretful.
This beer will grace your table with a not so subtle perfection. Why should it be modest? Grilled meats? Fried chicken? Meat and cheese platter? crusty bread and greens? The honey in this one is inescapable. It teeters decadently between soft bread and crisp cracker but it has honey and it stimulates the senses. Finishes dry and with a residual taste of honey and that light soft malt. Just damn pretty is what it is. It is more than the sum of it’s parts. It evolves in the glass to be a welcome bit of joy in a world that goes on way too long like this review.
b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to goblet (shared by Dogbones). Looks good; a mostly transparent golden orange with fomy white head. Smells good too; a nice balance of yeast and spice. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. A good saison.