jgb9348 (5319) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden coloured body with a one centimetre tall white head. Aroma of wheat, grass, hay, lemons, herbs, sage, funk and of course, pure lemongrass. Light-bodied; Herbal flavour with the lemongrass front and centre with a large yeast and bready note, some airy and floral hop notes with a very minimal malt backbone, making it light and airy, especially with all of the herbs. Aftertaste shows a dry, spicey character perhaps from the yeast that lends itself nicely to a warm day, but makes the beer refreshing. Overall, no sweetness at all, but that was to be expected - a hit of herbs and light floral spices and it shows nicely, especially when showcased as a saison. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Olive Tree Market Place in San Diego, California on 07-June-2013 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 24-April-2014.
Gription79 (2749) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 ounce can. Pours a very clear yellow. The aroma is fruity, phenolic, sweet honey, slight mint. The flavor is fruity, grainy, very soft citrusy notes. Not bad. This is yeast driven and a refreshing beer.
Abitan (18) - USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Easy to drink. Good beer for a hot summer day. Opaque and a bright yellow color. Bought in a can at Grape & Gourmet.
coyforce (684) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delicious brew with a nice Pour. Flavor is light lemongrass, but very smooth and light on the palate.
fugitive (1792) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Color hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma lemon, yeast. Taste wheat, citrus, yeast.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, Cave, Glasgow. Hazy yellow pour with a middling white head. Lemony nose with vague spice. Sweetish flavour with more lemon plus some grass, yeast and spice notes. Dryish finish with a little tartness. Drinkable but nowt special.
hayduke (4282) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. Nose of citrus and funk. Medium body. Flavor is lemon and earth . The finish is funky. Nice.
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours a clear straw yellow body under a small fizzy white head that faded fairly quickly. The nose is pretty heavy on the lemongrass, with some wheat, perfume hops, and bready malt. Not much in the way of yeast or earthiness, guess if the name didnít tip me off, the aroma sure does. This isnít my kind of Saison. The flavor is pretty well dominated by the lemongrass as well. Itís just too clean and lacking in any interesting character from the yeast or malt. Just lots of clean bready malt and wheat with just a little hop flavor on the finish. A little to heavy and firm on the tongue with soft fizzy carbonation. Iíve had a lot worse, but itís just a crappy Saison.
Aholmb1 (134) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: cloudy bright yellow color, nice white foamy head that is really dense
Aroma: citrus, some funk, sour
Taste: lemon, citrus, funkier smelling than it taste, sweetness, very appetizing
Palette: bitter towards, lots of carbonation on tongue, very alive tasting
Overall: the smell throws me off but the taste of this beer is quite nice
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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 didnít completely knock my socks off.