Iphonephan (6185) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Craft Brewers Conference. Pours a clear pale gold with a white head. Aroma of ginger. Nice malty flavors. Tasty.
jcr (2554) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub. Pale golden body. Frothy white head. Strong aroma of ginger. More muted nose of toasted grain, lemon, citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter and lightly tart. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The ginger dominates both aroma and taste. Light lingering bitterness. Dry, but less sweetness in the finish and less ginger would have given the beer more nuance.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Notes, had at Obriens for SDBW. Pours transparent pale yellow with a small white head. Nose si citrus, sweet pastries, ginger and cloves. Taste is sweet with bitter making a short appearance but then giving way to sweet again at the end. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, body is light and finish is long.
TimE (5034) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden color, huge Ginger nose. Malty, lots of Ginger and cinnamon. Light refreshing . Well balanced.
ben4321 (5688) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 7/6/12
Aroma: The nose has a lot of ginger, with some Belgian yeast and citrus hints
Appearance: This one pours a clear gold color with pretty much no head or lace
Flavor: The taste is heavy spice and yeast, with a light citric sweetness, and light hop notes
Palate: The body is light, but not particularly watery, with average-plus carbonation, and a spicy finish
I found this one to be an interesting, heavily spiced Saison. It was for sure cool to try, and in general I enjoyed trying some of the more experimental beers from Maui that they served at the Brewpub.
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Approximately 3-4 oz sampler at the Brewpub in Lahaina, Maui. The pour is clear golden, with carbonation bubbles floating to the surface. The aroma is ginger, lemon citrus, and soft Belgian yeast. Wheat grain is also prominent. Big nose. The taste is primarily the ginger and the yeast, though the wheat grain featured a bit more in the finish. The ginger and yeast together are pretty big, but work decently. The palate is medium bodied, a touch mouth coating. Interesting, well done.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On keg at Port Street Beer House. Pours a hazy golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of ginger, lemon and caramel. Flavours of ginger, caramel, yeast, lemon and barley malt to finish. Well balanced alcohol. Quite dry with mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. Lovely.
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - JAN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2012 Tap at Beersaurus. Solid, lightly earthy saison. A bit cloying and coy with a hint of the spicy ginger in the finish. Very clean. Nothing too special, but refreshing all the same.