harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured to NB globe
A: pours a golden straw hue with two finger medium thickness head which resolves to a decent quilt of loosely whipped egg white. Affluent lacing around edges. The rim of the beer creeps up the sides as though begging to rise. Good looker.
S: Banana, clove, over steeped black tea, herbal grassiness, lemon rinds, and the slightest hint of sweet mint. I like the subtlety and complexity of the nose here.
T: Earthy, bitter, sweet, grainy. Whispers of tea, hay, sourness. The nose is more intriguing than the taste. Tannic.
M: Initially quite slicking, the finish dries like a red wine (think cab, syrah, malbec). Steals the moisture from the palate. This makes me require another drink to replenish that initial lubrication prior to the drying. Light body with punchy carbonation. Fun mouthfeel.
D: This is a good beer. I canít say I would drink more than one in a sitting, but 750ml is not a challenge by any means. Iím just now getting into saisons, weíll see how I feel in a couple months about this one.
Serving type: bottle
McNeillR (976) - SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy greyed orange with white foamy head. Rustic, coppery farm nose. Dry and spicy initial taste, bag of cheap oranges and soft bitterness. Firm carbonation but mouthfeel didnít quite marry with and juiciness in the main beer. Finish of straw, peppery and linger of lemon. Wee bit milky? Meh.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice enough saison, sweet but not overly so with oranges and peach to the front.. A slight pepper and spicy finish, did not pick up a huge saison feel but it was ok.
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle at the stone brew pub in the airport in San Diego. Cloudy orange yellow color with a beautiful fluffy white heAd. Taste is one of the better saisons I've had in a while
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OldGrowth (2480) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pint at Armsby Abby. good aroma..yeasty spiced. some.funkiness..lemongrass..green apple. tad hazed golden orange color. good head and lace. tart flavor. medium body thick ceamy mouthfeel. dry spiced finish. darn good. getting yeastier as it warms.
want1DIPA (205) - - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. A very tasty bretted up spiced farmhouse ale. Iím enjoying the complex sweet and tart notes of this brew. Nice floral taste too. Lost Abbey can do no wrong!
Steve_0 (2232) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the parentals with my dad. Pour is slightly hazy golden orange with a big white head and great lacing. Biscuity, doughy, big fruity, basil, coriander, and tangy aroma. Taste is fruity, hay, semi-sweet, light banana, oranges, herbs, straw, white pepper and cereal. Medium body with high carbobation. Decent saison but not top tier.
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice spicy saison. Hazy gold pour. Pepper, orange, ginger, and coriander with the strong yeast in the nose. Breast yeast, pepper, clove. Active bubbly mouthfeel.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean, light straw color with a nice pillowy white head. Good lacing. Aroma of light fruit, subtle spice, and pilsner beer. Very dry finish. Can pick up some pepper in the finish and aftertaste, and slight orange peel bitterness, but only because I looking for it. Not bad.
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Great Lacing
S: Yeast, Apricots, Corriander, White Pepper
T: Yeast, Corriander, White Pepper, Peach
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Spicy, Semi Drying
Overall, a solid yeasty, spicy saison with great flavor.