Tonkun (821) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Hazy orange yellow pour with a white head . Lemon, floral, spice, honey. Light carbonation. Citrus and honey body. Easy to drink
gendv138 (1046) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz draft pour at Mad Fox. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus fruit and peel, herbs, spices. Tastes of citrus fruit and peel, funk, lemon, spices, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium-low carbonation.
DCLawyer (1396) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft->lager at the brewpub. Hazy dark gold with small white head. Herbs, pepper, citrus, bright malt, yeast. To be fair, I am not a fan of saisons in general, but even so, this is a bit of a mess.
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed amber saison with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light ginger notes. In mouth, a sweet orange peel with caramel malt, light coriander, oily mouthfeel, nice. On tap at Snallygaster DC, Oct. 13 2012.
BVery (5991) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Tap at the brewpub. Pale golden pour with no head. I can’t get much out of this except a huge blast of perfume. Maybe a slight sour element. Bleh.
MadRobin (1876) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at Mad Fox Brewing Company restaurant in Falls Church, VA.
Clear, with a hint of haze, golden-straw color with off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of fruit, citrus and earth, musty yeast.
Taste of fruit, musty yeast, caramel, citrus and herbal hops. Sweet and sour wit a musty, bitter finish.
Medium body and low/medium carbonation.
This saison lacks the usual bright, crisp feeling. It has the farmhouse funk, but instead of being crisply sour, it is more of a barnyard musty sourness.
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Iphonephan (3066) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy pale greenish yellow with a white head. Tart lemon aroma. Refreshing orange and lemon zest flavors. Smooth finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2012 Total Score: 3.4
On cask at the brewery. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a slowly receding white head leaving lots of lacing. Pinapple aroma. Freshingly mild flavor.
Nickls (1816) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Vibrant bright yellow orange with no head. Some slight sourish aromas, touch of earth, slight spice and some slight citrus fruit. Some slight sourness again in the flavor, touch of grain, wheat, spice and tart grapes. Lighter body.
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
With s name like this, it ought to be a sour. Instead its a havily hopped (I think with citra) saison that has far more lemon flavor than saison funkiness.
Earlier Rating: 2/27/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Draft at the source. Murky variegated golden brown color, thick white head. Aroma of orange peel and white bread. Taste is orange with moderate spice. OK.
JulienHuxley (2949) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Churchkey. Rather dark gold pour with white head. Aroma is off, lots of old grain and cooked veggies, uncalled for super yeast spiciness. Taste is a little better, yeasty and grainy but still kind of blah. Palate is too sweet for the style and undercarbed. A total miss.