cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mazama Brewery, Draft: This was not my favorite beer of the night. I didn’t like the cloudy pour, and I thought it might be a tad thick. The aroma was okay, but overall, I was left disappointed. Like I said, it’s not a horrible beer, but I think they have other options that I would drink next time. Overall, this brewery has quality beer...a lot to choose from.
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Pacific Liquor. Pour is dark gold with a frothy white head that leaves lacing. Aroma is faint, of wheat and slight citrus. Has a refreshing taste, slightly sour, lively on the tongue with a very nice sweet/sour finish. A good session ale. Would repeat at this price.
OldMrCrow (2340) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle from Bottleworks.
Pours yellow with a white head. Estery nose with some pepper and flavors that follow. Sourish (but not sour ale sour) ester bomb like Red Barn but even worse. Disappointing, though in part simply because this is my least favorite interpretation of the saison style.
BillKismet (3769) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronzish-orange body topped by a lacey, silky white head. Yeasty, bready, estery, and phenolic nose with a strong dose of banana and a touch of clove. Again, lively esters on the pate. The taste of liquid yeast envelops the palate. Buzzy quality on the tongue. Some twangy sourness, wheat, and muted phenols.
jake65 (3318) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with my folks. Orange color, a bit cloudy after divying it up, topped with a thin sandy head. Mild aroma of Belgian yeast, spice, a little peppery. Tastes of spice and light fruity sweetness. Finishes dry and spicy, but mild. Easy drinker, paired well with lasagna.
lightbias (438) - USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Basic, funky, cracker and lemon. Not terribly exciting, but a decent saison. Nicer to look at than to drink.
wchesser (1845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark straw yellow. Nose of Belgian yeast esters, pepper. Taste follows. Fine but not my thing.
smallfry (169) - - AUG 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Just okay. It’s good because I like the style, but not a very stand-out saison.
willisread (2174) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CBM Koenji. Pours a deep hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Aromas of banana, papaya, and yeast. Medium to medium-full body with average carbonation. Sweet on the palate with some pepper in the finish. Kind of heavy and not really refreshing for a saison. More of a blonde or Belgian style ale. Just OK.
seehaferb23 (181) - - MAY 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a refreshing beer. The Cannery Row Beer Club enjoys this refreshing drink. Cheers!
KyotoLefty (8924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Marciero. Thick malt nose, spice, peaches, esters. Cloudy, deep golden orange, with lace. Very extery and fruity flavor, sweey, but not too muhc, also tangy and spicy. full body. A nice Belgian blonde, not really a saison.