Beese (1996) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Hedge House in Portland, OR on 4 June 2013.
Orange colour with a white head. Spicy aroma with hints of cloves and coriander as well as some hops. Flavour had quite a lot of citrus hop bitterness balanced with the typical grainy Saison flavours.
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice bodied light ale with yeast ester sweet notes and a spicy fruity finish.
bhensonb (11272) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at OBF. Pours light amber. Aroma is a bit earthy with a hint of ginger and some citrus. Near med body. Flavor is peppery and earthy. There’s a little biscuit, more fruit and some nice spice. Might be ginger. It’s finishing spicy, dry and a bit earthy. Really nice.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Different name, but the barman assured me this was the New Old Lompoc Saison revived. Orange yellow pour with thick white head. Spicy aroma. Flavour is very citrusy and hoppy like an IPA. Hop finish
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at 5th Quadrant. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a nice white head. Smells of pepper, ginger, some light floral notes and a bit of lemon. Tasted of apples, spice, a hint of bubblegum, pepper, ginger. Very light on the tongue and an excellent thirst quencher during the warmer months I’d imagine.
DuffMan (6901) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the SpringBeerFest in Portland. Hazy yellow gold with an enormous dense white head that leaves thick lace on my big sample glass. Sweet and spicy aroma, ginger and doughy bread (not to be confused with gingerbread-- no molasses or anything dark). Light and zesty palate, creamy mouthfeel. Dusty yeast, biscuity malt, intriguing spiciness (I really can appreciate the ginger and the pepper here). Tart finish. This beer really took me by surprise. A nice reprieve from the hop onslaught!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 oz. Taste @ Portland, Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest April 3rd, 2010. 5.5% ABV. 10 IBU’s.? Clear rich deep bright gold color. Rich ginger pepper front. Tangy spicy wild yeast body with sweet fruit ester Belgian hints. Rich pepper end. (3.75 / 5.0)
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light crackermeal base, airy aromatics of pepper and wildflower pollen. sunset gold, thin white head, great lacing. creamy soft body, some citrus sweetness and finishes with more gentle spice. delicate structure on a solid foundation. went amazingly with the turkey noodle soup
boFNjackson (4153) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ 5th Quadrant... Poured golden/orange with a thin white head. Aroma of spices, yeast, and earthy tones. Very spiced beer. Tart yeast tones, fruits, oats, lemon zest, honey, cinnamon, and light hops. Vastly complex for the mild ABV strength. I just wish it was a little cleaner.