hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this one may have been shared by Dickinonsbeer. Hazy golden in color with a medium off white head. Aroma has a good amount of saison yeast- citrusy, peppery, and musty, with pale malts, earthy hops touches of honey. Taste has a moderate hop bitterness as well as citrus, pepper, and a mild malty sweetness. Finishes with lingering yeast and hop bitterness.
andrewje41 (666) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 vintage bottle at Brouwers. Pours a light orange with a slightly sour citrus aroma. A lot of citrus flavors with a really nice orange spice. This beer to my suprise has aged really well. Solid beer. Get it while you can.
48FanInCali (747) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008-thanks to Steve for the gift. Cloudy gold pour with white foamy head. Nose of grass, faint lemons and champagne yeast. Taste follows the nose with a hint of grapes. Fairly dry finish.
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mcberko (7229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, some peach-like fruity notes, and some farmhouse notes. Flavour brings out notes of oxidation, with cardboard, some light fruity notes, floral notes and feint farmhouse notes. This one is obviously on its way down, with noticeable oxidation. Wish I had this a few years earlier. With that said, this is still a solid farmhouse beer.
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Aromas of urine stained carpet. Sweet and malty with corn notes. Decent body and mouthfeel. Unfortunately I’m trying this one too late...
boFNjackson (4174) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ our annual Christmas night bottle share... Poured hazy, golden yellow with a mild head. A nice, mildly funky Saison with notes of yeast spice, citrus, and some bitterness. But a malt and grassy balance was nice. Some esters with more fruit esters.
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by a kind soul on the party bus to Fort Collins. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a huge bretty white head. Nose is citrus, light malt, Belgian yeast, and hits of burlap/ barnyardy brett, peppery yeast, and funk. Flavor is similar with light malt, some bug brett, burlap, peppery yeast, and more brett. Fizzy in body and lingering brett into the finish. Interesting saison.
douglas88 (6332) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by someone on the party bus, thanks! Pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium white head. A big nose of banana and dust. The flavor is ripe citrus, farmhouse notes, banana esters, very dry and dusty. Nice.
joeneugs (3483) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 bottle. It pours a nice effervescent golden color with a decent white head. The aroma has a bit of funk, hay and grass along with some apple skin and light spicy yeast. The flavor is more fruity with apple, pear, orange, apricots and more hay. A little spice near the finish. It’s medium bodied with high carbonation. I love how a Saison can be so fruity, but finish dry at the same time. This is a good example of that. The underlying hay and grassy earthiness make this a winner for me. Impressive how it’s held up over four years.
sarro (123) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2008) Bottle shared by Awesome Steve October 2011, thanks! Pours a musty, cloudy yellow. Reminds me of a wit. Nose is almond, dry malts, and a bit of bitter, fruit apple skin. Thin to medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Finishes dry and the flavor falls off a bit with some slickness. Glad to have tried it!
PhillyCraft (3441) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Monks, pours cloudy yellow, small to medium head and lacing. Aromas of citrus, belgian yeast, lemons. Taste is tart and with pear, citrus, floral hops, and wheat.