RateBeer
overall
96
93
style
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by crisp white wines, Saison Blanc features New Zealand hops, golden raisins and white pepper for a decidedly bright, spicy, and robust low ABV beer. Finished with Brettanomyces at packaging, this beer will evolve for many more years to come.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
A superior saison, thanks to the staff at WIndy City. CItrus hops play along with the white pepper and make this very tasty.Big foamy head.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle:   Bright straw, fairly hazy, small to moderate foamy white head, nice lacing.   Dull musty aroma, a little barnish.   Not terribly bright.   Brett seems minor, just about non-existant.   Almost seems to have a farty or soft sulfur sort of aroma.   A bit brighter on the tongue, musty, barnish, with a little tartness.   A little Brett is noticeable.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel, a touch prickly.   Clean finish, in a dusty barnish grassy sense.   Perhaps the white pepper shows a bit on this one, but its very faint.   Decent, but not a vibrant Saison.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (2581) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow gold with a small diminishing white head and decent lacing. Aroma is citrus, fruity, pepper, a bit of funk, decaying leaves. Flavor is quite light sweet, a bit funky, fruity, peppery, touch of lemon. Zesty bitter finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3065) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2014
Very gassy Saison big frothy white head gold pour aromas citrus yeast spice green banana the flavours pepper clove orange rich fruit banana a bitter touch candy but no richer hops a dry tasting Saison the finish best tastes hops yeast spice and bitter backing for me just a little weak in taste

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2014
Bottled at Babajan, Stockholm. Clear pale amber, mid sized coarse head. Fruity nose with apple and cinnamon. Some tangerine and coriander. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Mid bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
375ml bottle, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, with citrus zest and brett. Flavour is very hoppy and bitter for a saison, as well as bringing out lots of white wine, with secondary notes of brett, citrus zest, and floral notes. One of the hoppiest saisons I’ve had, with just enough brett funk in there. Highly drinkable and flavourful. Excellent stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2055) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
apricot lightly creamy farmhouse aromas light medium mouthfeel very drinkable. Solid and awesome

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (4868) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
Shared bottle at CBC, Clerkenwell. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of peppery malts, citrussy hops. Prickeling, lively mouthfeel. Taste is light citrus, some wood and even some vanilla towards the dry lingering finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2786) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle at CBC Clerkenwell share many thanks to Teorne. Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a small firm white head. Nose is big citric juice, vinous - white grape focus, lemon, hay, funk. Taste is very vinous and grape driven, tangy citrus, sage and pepper, quite grassy and lightly funked. Very light and dry sigh some nice complexity which comes together very well. I like this

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
375ml bottle shared at Gunnar tasting. It pours a slightly hazy straw color with a finger of creamy white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast and very light pepper and hops. Taste of light citrus notes, yeast, grass, hay and dough with light spicy notes. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Not sure I could identify much Brett in this. Decent.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 17


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50