Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear brown saison with a thin brown head. In aroma, a grassy and fruity malt with grassy hops, light coffee and herbaceous notes. In mouth, a herbaceous malt with grassy hops, coriander, chocolate, interesting. Bottle at Brooklyn Pour 2013.
jtclockwork (8047) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of malt, lightly soured dark fruit, grain and earth. Some bubblegum and vegetal notes. Lighter medium body.
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from the Night of the Dead mixed pack. Pours a clear dark red-brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of doughy malts, nuts, a bit of caramel. The taste is chocolate, nuts, spice, mild tart fruits. Thin-medium bodied, high carbonation.
shrubber85 (7390) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange and caramel malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and dusty hay flavor. Mildly bitter herbal finish. Okay - a bit boring.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Paulís for feetsballing. Pours a clear ruby tinged brown with a thin white head. Smells of fruit and plums, a bit of oxidization, bready. Just on the thin side of medium-bodied, some tart malt, more weird plum. Tart and strange. Oxidized and boring.
phaleslu (6295) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from a friendís fridge during their party. A 4.4% saison sounded like it would hit the spot. This was something different. Pours a dark but clear brown with a finger of beige head. The aroma is a sort of muddled earthy, toasty, fruity and sweet notes. The flavor has burnt toast, dried leaves, nuts, and peanut brittle. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, very toasty mouthfeel. Nothing in common with any other saison Iíve had, so based on my expectations, this was a letdown. But standing alone, itís not bad.
DrSilverworm (6035) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Pours a dark clear brown color. Thin khaki head. Few bits of lace. Some chocolate, dark fruit, spice in the nose. Cola, toasty malt, some brown sugar and dark spices. Lighter to medium body. Smooth, kind of soft / crisp carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. Moderate bitter, lightly spicy. Hint of honey. A decent dark saison, better than expected.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, dark walnut color with no foam, sour roast, band aid aroma, flavor is sour, corn mash, roast pecan shell , tart finish
BVery (5991) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Very dark pour with a small beige head. Roasted malt and a bit of sweet fruit on the nose. Watery palate, no depth to the taste. A miss.
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Rattle. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Toasted bread, medium sweetness, and light spicy yeast. Balanced, but a bit bland and uninteresting. Not bad.