Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 12 oz. can from State Line Liquors. It pours a pale yellow with a frothy white head. Short head retention. Sulfur notes in the nose. Very light flavor wise and too sweet for the style. Light lemon and lemongrass notes, but overall lacking character. Light body with average carbonation. Substandard for the style.
zacgillbanks (4522) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a cloudy pale yellow beer with a rapidly disappearing white foamy head. It has sweet lemon and lemongrass flavours, vanilla notes and a spicy fruity finish.
Ratman197 (13398) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can poured a hazy yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, lemongrass and light white pepper. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, light white pepper and light lemongrass with a crisp dry finish.
MannyGoldberg (195) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at Stormbird- 4th September 2013. Saw this was a Lost Abbey collab and should have remembered that such beers rarely provide much of interest. Pale straw yellow with zero head or retention. Looks more like a pilsner than a saison. Not getting loads of lemongrass on the nose but plenty of yeast. Taste is lemongrass and peanut. Not as dry as I'd expect. Kind of refreshing but way off the pace compared to the better saisons out there.
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Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Finally got around to trying this since it is on sale. Pours an ever so slightly hazy yellow, gold with rapidly settling white head, no lacing. Aroma is sweet, yeasty, fruity, floral and vegetal. Flavor is sweet peach, passionfruit, sweet with a mild malt, slightly herbal finish. Sweet, juicy, and fruity. Soft carbonation, juicy texture. A strange beer, a mess of flavors, though not as bad as expected.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can @ home picked up at Supermarket Foco. Pours a hazy yellow appearance with a fluffy, off white head. Spicy yeasty, white pepper, pils malty, grassy, herbal, white wine aroma. A bit dank, spicy hoppy, white grape, chewy spicy herbal, wheat flavor that finishes pretty dry and moderately spicy. I’m not digging this very much.
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I found a six pack of this on sale for 5.99, so I figure even if it is merely "drinkable" then I pretty much got a deal - pour is fizzy at first, but becomes headless - murky yellow - not very attractive - nose is strong lemon, lightly husky grains, lime juice, vitamin B complex (like that liquid shit you can buy in health food stores) - spritzy and soda like in the mouth - initially tastes like club soda mixed with lemon juice - some grain huskiness, a starchy quality - moderately sour, with a somewhat bitter and peppery finish - very messy, really - even at 5.99, it’s not much of a deal - I feel sorry for people that paid 15 bucks for this stuff - this will probably wind up sitting in the back of my fridge for a while.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale straw color with a white head. The aroma is full of wheat with some yeast, white pepper and grain. The flavor has some orange and lemongrass notes as well as some wheat, yeast, biscuit malt and pepper. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mostly eggs, sulfur, lemon grass, and wheat/hay on the nose. Pours hazy golden yellow, fizzy white head. Flavors of sulfur, citrus, hay, herbal notes, dust, and lemongrass. Herbal and sulfury, well carbonated. Could have been better.
Doofgoblin (493) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the best saison ever, but it does offer a light summertime feel with hints of lemon and funk. It’s does have a fizzy sweetness but there does seem to be enough yeasty character to sustain the flavor. The body and finish is very light. I could drink this on a beach in Hawaii.