Mora2000 (5968) - 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 (5738) - 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 (431) - 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.
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
A wonderful barnyard aroma with suggestions of citrus. Pours a hazy bright light yellow with rapidly dissipating white head and no lacing. The taste is immediately barnyard, and citrus, followed, sadly, by a watery cardboard flavor. Light body with moderate carbonation. Overall, the aroma and nose set my expectations higher than the taste was able to provide. Not bad, but disappointing. Would have liked a crisper, drier finish.
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from The Liquor Collection, Honolulu, August 2013. (rating 3200)
Hazy yellow with a small white head. Quite a lot of spices in this one, lemongrass, citrus, yeast and fruit. Resfreshing and easy to drink. A solid summer beer.
flying_pig (1150) - SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml Can from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.20):
Lemon and citrus with some yeast along with some sweetness and a tiny hint of lemongrass but not as much as I had imagined.
Cloudy yellow/straw colour with a thin, half centimetre tall head that is very bubbly looking white colour.
Yeast backed up to a lesser extent by some citrus and a faint hint of sweetness. The beer is fairly standard for a saison with some spice and a slightly tarty taste.
Lots of carbonation,a hint of citrus and spice and overall the beer is light to light-medium bodied and quite wet on the palate for the style.
I expected more from this but it failed to deliver and was average throughout. The taste and smell were both lacking although the beer did look the part, it just didn’t back it up elsewhere. It’s a typical saison in style and taste but not a great one.
sjwass67 (1) - Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours a lovely yellow hue with a pretty skimpy head. Very light mouthfeel. Pleasant citrus notes with a hint of complexity. A very drinkable ale but not complicated enough for a true saison in my opinion. Still very refreshing on a hot day. I’ll get this one again.
blipp (6976) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Purs golden yellow with a thin white head. Light wheaty base, spicy yeast, lemongrass, cardamom, and a slight sweetness. Good stuff.
cgarvieuk (17335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home ... light hazy yellow ../. bubbly white head ... soft lemon ... light dry lemon zezt nose ... soft fruits ... light floral fruits ... light dry zezt...light fizzy
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very cloudy yellow with a short head that quickly disappears to nothing. Powerful citrus and spiced aroma and flavor. Light body, prickly carbonation, thin texture and a dry, light bitter finish. Interesting but it doesn’t seem like a saison to me. Still an interesting beer.