stefa (2) - Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma - has that good saison yeasty, doughy smell. not overly pungent. light banana, almost starfruit.
color - hazy & sparkling blonde, very minimal head
taste - lightly sweet, not bitter or sour (but subtle citrus/grassy)
palate - light body, soft carbonation, creamy, finishes quick w/ lemongrass notes
I enjoyed this beer - a solid saison, but interesting with the lemongrass notes. would certainly buy more, though it didn’t completely knock my socks off.
airrick2003 (851) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Appearance: beer pours a very hazy light yellow color, has lots of haze and chunks in it, head is tall but fluffy and shrinks fast Aroma: funky, lemon, bread, wild, very aromatic Taste: strong lemon, has a bit of wildness to it, some tart, slightly sour, also has a sweetness to it Palate: light body, high carbonation, minimal aftertaste Overall: this is a really good smelling and tasting beer, I like the low abv on a saison so you donâ€™t get so much of the alcohol taste, you can smell this across the room ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from can to glass. Hazy straw with white head. Aroma is acidic, funky, yeasty, sugar, esters, citrus, lemongrass, pepper. Mouthfeel is really nice with a light body and high carbonation. Taste is sweet with a slight astringent finish and CO2 sharpness. Overall, this is a bit too yeasty but all in all alright.
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can picked up at Bier Thirty in Bown last week sometime... Enjoyed tonight after a long day on the clock... Pours a slight hazy glowing straw golden... short lasting white head leaves decent lacing in the wake.
Aromas are pretty traditional Belgian spicy phenols and some expected lemongrass... some bready pale maltiness...
Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose perfectly... perhaps a bit too much residual maltiness IMO, but it isn’t a deal breaker.. lemongrass/citrus zest lingers long on the finish.
Body seems heavy for a 5% saison, but a good carbonation helps scrub the palate... pretty drinkable despite being a bit burpy.
Good beer... Not sure I would buy it again, but it is always cool to find a saison in a can.
floydslip (326) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Partially cloudy straw colored beer with a fizzy white head that disappears quickly. Somewhat sweet nose of white sugar, lemon, and herbs. Taste is definitely sweet up front followed some citrus and sweeter fruits (mango?), topped off by a bit of spice. With perky carbonation, this is a refreshing beer and paired well with the spicy curry I was eating, but it’s not something I would drink on its own due to the unbalanced sweetness.
drunk_again (171) - GREECE - DEC 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml can. hazy orange color, no head. aroma is doughy with some lemons. taste is similar with light floral fruits. fizzy.
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can at Scion pours a hazy yellow with some wispy white head. Nose is lemony, herbal, a little sweet, coriander, lime. Flavor is better, lime, lemon, grass, parsley, yeast, a little passion fruit, some malt, a little papaya. Sweet, slick finish. Interesting. Luau beer.
dfearnley (1611) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to tulip
Lemongrass, yeast, a touch if esters, horse blanket and coriander.
Light yellow, no head.
Taste is sweet lemon and yeast.
It’s quite bubbly, astringent and chalky.
Ferris (11035) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - Lemongrass, coriander and funky sweet yeast. Hazy yellow, head that disappears quickly. Sweet lemon, pepper and yeast. Not very grassy or as subtle as I had hoped, also more sweet than anything else.
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml can from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Cloudy orange like pineapple juice - or like a headless Belgian wit. Smells like one too - light citrus. Taste has that slightly sour taste but not much duration - like I’ve mixed Hoegaarden with Kölsch. It’s all a bit watery and lacking. Not my favourite style.