HonkeyBra (3114) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Mreusch. Thanks Matt! Light, hazy golden pour with a big, fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast, spicey, citrus and a tiny bit of funk and dust. Flavor is lightly fruity and yeasty, with a citric sweetness. Slight bitterness, nice malty finish. Mouthfeel has a pleasant amount of carbonation with a nice refreshing body. Basically, this is the Saison of your dreams.
mcberko (5369) - 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 (1853) - 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 (4026) - 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 (4310) - 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 (5564) - 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 (2932) - 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 (120) - 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 (2850) - 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.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at Where the Wild Beers Are, bottle brought by Andy Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Musk, toast, funk on the nose. Medium bodied, musky. Light oxidization, nice musk. Musky toast on the finish. Nice.
RB1 (117) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Cloudy/ hazy straw yellow, with moderate white head (decent retention). Not too much carbonation. Aroma is floral, some citrus and bready/biscuity yeast. Taste is crisp and clean, lemon and coriander, earthy and some tartness. Finish is dry and tart. Very little bitterness. After 4 years in the bottle pretty much all hop characteristics are gone. Still, a nice summery saison.