mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
$6+ big corked bottle from Costco?! Thanks for the Edís note. I remember loving SPF45 years ago and Iím really happy itís back. And with a huge distribution. Did I mention this is some good shit? ARE YOU LISTENING? A totally american saison, in that you donít have to search around for the flavor; thatís it there, hitting you over the head. I can taste all the named spices(ginger, black pepper, etc) plus a lovely dry lactic yeasty note, a little malt sweetness and some lingering hop flavor. Three thumbs up. Oops, that was supposed to be a secret.
rouhlas (1167) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hazy yellow golden color with off white head. Yeasty spicy, herbal, light citrusy fruity Aroma. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
Bacterial (2204) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour, several years old sitting in my basement. This is a funky pineapple bomb in the nose and in the taste. Straw, funk and slightly bittersweet finish.
PriorL (2777) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, no head.
NOSE: chemical, medicinal, grains, caramel.
TASTE: about the same, not my thing...
SinH4 (1089) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Orange color with small white head. Aroma is ginger, orange peel, spicy. Taste is quite dry and very spicy. Something in this spice mixture is unbalanced. Nevertheless a nice spicy Saison. Crisp as well.
DocMcGrain (35) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not usually my cup of tea, but on a warm summer day with wings, it was pretty good. Cloves up front, the taste lingers on the front of your tongue. Overall, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
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abemorsten (3214) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Delt 0,75 l flaske. Klar dyp gyllen sprudlende kropp med et hÝyt off-white skum. Behagelig krydret milde tretoner i nesa. Ikke fullt sŚ god i munnen. Besk bitterhet som av kokt gammelt tre. Medium kropp. Lang finish.
BlackHaddock (4929) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in the Carlsbad Pizza Port on 27th May 2015. Hazy amber pour with a white topping, no idea this was a Saison when I ordered it, thought it would be a red ale or something! Anyway it turned out fine although I not a big fan of this style. Mild orange and yeast notes in both the aroma and taste, some herbal hints too. Mini sourness within the flavours and the dry finish adds to the sour impression the beer has. Decent.
krumbum (706) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Delicious fresh straw aromas. Slight hazy golden color with great head. Spiced smooth fruity flavours nice body to carry it all too. Sit back and enjoy the end of a long warm day with this one.
charule (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Duseks. Poured deep orange with white head. Aroma sweet light funk barn. Light carb med bod. Tastes a tab bitter sour, some leftover hop resin.
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque golden with generous white head. Aroma is big and bold citrus. Flavor is conservative for a saison but satisfying. Peppery lemonheads with a slight alcohol burn. Lasting finish on the back of the tongue. Nice!