mrhoppy (868) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 19, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Holy cow this is beer heaven. Yeah I am overeacting but this is damn fine beer. German roots here. Super cloudy! which I love. Thick and delicious. Hoppy and tart slightly sharp. Very rustic beer. Ancient even. Sour sharp bitter hefe. Dusty gold color. Over the top RAW. They could take this in so many directions.
BlackEyePA (547) - USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. Aroma is full, fruits, plums, anise and spices, oranges. Looks slightly cloudy but not unfiltered particulates floating, clean cloudy orange gold color. Bubbly white med head, with nice legs. Taste is spicy, figs, orange/lemon plum and farmhouse barnyard earthiness. Alcohol esters, warming, in throat. Very well made and fits the style and less on the sour side.
ngeunit1 (1551) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a bit finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of bready malt, pear and other light fruits, Belgian yeast, lemon zest, citrus hop, coriander, pepper, and funk.
T - Starts off with a mix of bready malts with some tart pear and lemon zest, with a bit of citrus hop and coriander. Through the middle, some stronger Belgian yeast flavors come through with some barnyard funk and more fruity esters. The finish is a mix of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, lemon zest, coriander, pepper, bready malts, and funk.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and funky finish.
V - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with some good funk and yeast flavors coming through.
Hopped_Silly (236) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I read the reviews and I was also warned... And sure enough it was all true.. Total gusher... Definitely some fermentation going on in these bottles, gzzzzz... Though it was all worth it. Once the head settled down and the beer came to temperature... it was perfect! Great, refreshing carbonation, a dry, medium-light mouthfeel, some bitterness and complex flavors of yeast, spice, citrus and florals. The finish is dry and long, echoing flavors of yeast, layers of tropical fruit, spice and citrus. One of the best American great saison's.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: Poured a hazy golden color with great carbonation and a big white cap
S: Yeast and fruity esters with some light horseblanket and breadiness
T: Starts with a breadiness and light spice. It has a light fruitiness from some apples and pears covered in a horseblanket
M: Light to medium body, well carbonated and tasty
O: Outstanding and true to the style. Well done!
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to boralyl for getting me a bottle of this. Served side-by-side with the Bretta version. Bottle into a goblet. Warning: this was a bit of a gusher. Pours a pale orange-light copper color with a very large, rocky white head. Really nice retention and quite a bit of lacing. The nose carries really nice notes of spice and pear with some backing stone fruit. It’s surprisingly similar to the Bretta version. I’m extremely impressed how much complexity there is coming out of a clean saison. This is one of the best American versions of the style that I’ve had. A bit of malt character in the background. Dry after light-medium body. Crisp carbonation. Really not much to complain about here.
daknole (7205) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light apricot colored pour, fluffy head. I get lots of tropical fruit notes, some roasted lemon halves, yeasty, wheaty, guava, mango. Cool beer and yet another winner from Lodsdon.
Terminus (2896) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle-purchased at Lone Hill Liquor in Gendora, CA June 2012-Pours hazy dark orange hue with a nice fluffy fizzy white head with great lacing!!! looks fantastic. nose is very funky, yeasty, light gymsock, estery citrus, lite metallic notes. smells awesome! I cant pinpoint everything here, but its really good. Flavors are very funky-slight yeasty, complex citrus notes, barnyard, cobwebs, wow this is fantastic! Body is slightly lite but has alot of complexity with moderate carbonation. long yeasty, funky, sweet over-ripe citrus on the finish. Lingering malt character as well. very funky and tart with some very lite sourness. Could be the most under-rated beer i have ever had! Im really glad i paid the $12 for this one!
GT2 (5664) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL from Bine&Vine. !!<<GUSHER WARNING>>!!Pours a full haze, glowing orange. Towering, massive, rocky, buttermilk head exploding out of the glass and frozen like an ice cream float. Infinite retention. Holy monkey. Nose is thick clover/orange blossom honey, mild Brett C, pineapple, fresh peach, fresh dough. Taste is orange creamsickle, cracker, fresh sourdough biscuit, orange juice, lemon peel. Palate is fluffy, aerated, silky, crackers. Very delicious, delicate, quenching with some density. Alcohol higher than wanted but not noticeable. I really like this brewery and continue to expect great things.
blklab2007 (1621) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have been looking forward to trying this, first beer from these guys. Bottle opened with a big hiss and seconds later started foaming thankfully over the sink into my glass. Color is a brown straw with a big head from all the foam but it did retain well. Aroma has rustic dusty yeast, wheat, straw, some grains, and dusty hops. Mouth feel is medium light and there is a fair bit of prickly carbonation. Flavor brings on the earthy yeast, hay, clover, bits of grain, damp aged hops, gets a bit peppery, and finishes clean with some light bitterness on the end. Extremely rustic and it had a nice evolution through the bottle.