bhensonb (11901) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours pale dishwater gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is very earthy and musty. Med body. Mildly sour. Musty/earthy/fruity/spicy/banana in flavor. Flavors are not intense, but it’s very tasty.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spring 2013 bottle thanks to TWalls. Pours with a hazed golden yellow hued body and a large fluffy white head with good retention and lace. Aromas are of isoamyl acetate, spruce, herbal hops, peppery phenols, light Brett and pine, medium malt, low fusel alcohol. Something a touch spicy that I cannot place. Flavors are medium malty, biscuity and toasty, mildly earthy, clean, crisp, some earthy and lightly nutty notes, low tartness. Decent saison. Easy to drink. Peppery, earthy, odd spice finish. Not bad at all. A bit of (at least perceived) residual sweetness in the finish.
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a whitish head. Light grain and light yeasty aroma. Tart and grainy flavor with light frutiiness. Medium bodied. Tart and light grain lingers with light fruitiness and light yeast. Not much lacto, but a bit of tartness.
marcus (7080) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beercafe OL, Walnut Creek. Pours clear blonde with a disappearing white head and a barnyard aroma. There is a lightly sour yeasty fruit flavor with some banana ester and spice. A nice blend of tastes.
alexsdad06 (6399) - Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma has yeast, light funk, grass, light tart character and hints of spice and fruit. The flavor more of a Belgian ale character and no dour notes. It could be a sweet saison as well. Did not meet expectations.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Mammoth says theres yeast from piñon pines, which explains the herbal pineyness in the aroma and flavor. Not too wild, but it’s young yet, and works quite well as a nice floral saison.
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear golden color with white foam. Rye bread, toast, dry spice, multi grain aromas. medium body. Nice spicy rye bread, dry hay, spicy dry yeasty flavors--very good--more Saison than Wild Ale right now
JohnnyJ (4728) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium yellow with a slight haze and a frothy white head. Grainy bread, banana sweetness, Belgian yeast, light fruit, and a touch of tart sourness. The tartness is very light, I’m not sure this would qualify as a sour ale.
dwyerpg (4727) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Orange and lemon in the aoma, very fruity but a much better fruitiness in flavor than the hefe or summer session. Really an outstanding beer in my opinion. Smooth and creamy; a home run.
theisti (3376) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
~12 oz draft at the Curry Village pizza spot in Yosemite, California. The pour is hazed golden yellow with a smallish white head. The aroma is herbal, traditional Belgian yeast notes. The taste is the medicinal herbal of the nose, with a bit of sticky sweet malt then the Belgian yeast carries the finish. The palate is medium to heavy bodied with low carbonation and an earth medicinal herbal yeast finish. Pretty typical American Saison.