TURDFERGUSON (3565) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Yellow golden with small white head. Nose of light fruits, bready, light phenols. Relatively dry flavor, some hops, fruit, bread. Spicy, dry palate. Solid.
GT2 (5658) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at McKenzie. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a scant white head. Nose is sharp lemongrass and pepper. Taste is doughy and with mild buttery biscuit. Not really saison. Bottled version is more tart and acid mash centric.
yespr (25932) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight peppery. Slight sweet, phenolic and mild fruity. Dry and phenolic. Light peppery. Smooth caramelish into the finish.
blipp (4782) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Light spicy yeasty aroma with some flowery hoppy notes. The flavor has some light spicy yeast, a hint of rye malts, and floral hops. Pretty good.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly sweet and peppery nose, some cotton candy and flowers. Taste is moderate to lightly sweet, lightly bitter, herbal hops, cotton candy and honey
DiarmaidBHK (2274) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours straw colored without a ton of head. Some citrus aroma and spice notes on the nose. taste is very dry. Not a lot of spice action or pepper. Finishes clean. Meh!
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. trans gold, thin white head gone quick. Nose of eggy Brett, dust, light lemon, bit of paper. Flavor is oily, dry paper, bit of citrus from yeast, light ethanol. No balance, a combo of flavors, none enjoyable.
italianjohn (2025) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear to pale golden pour frothy soapy white head ... lots of lacing nice citrusy and floral hop with fruity saison yeast in the aroma .... unreal taste so smooth with fruity saison yeast just the right bite of hop lemon orange peel, rye and floral hop .... dry light bitter finish .... this beer is all its cracked up to be and more .... the palate is perfect very sessionable and abv isnít detected at all
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A very crisp, very dry, very wild and slightly spicy Saison. Exemplary funky example of the style.
How: Bottle 750ml. Oct 2009 bottling. Consumed about 9 months after bottling date.
The look: Cloudy yellow body topped by a large white head with medium retention
In long: Nose is very bright and very wild with also flowers and dry grass. Taste is full of dry hay, a ton of funk, some banana peels, dry orange peels, spicy notes, a lot of very dry burnt grass. The intense dryness of the grassy hops brings accentuates the spicy sensation. Very lively carbonation. I could drink this on a daily basis and never get tired of it. Wow! Totally unexpected great beer. This beer is underrated and flying under the radar while I am underpaid and driving under the influence.
kramer (3875) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, at brewery. Hazy yellow gold body with a small fizzy white head. Nice nose, a little perfumy without being overbearing. Some yeaastiness and a touch of farmhouse character. Nice mix of hops and spices with some good yeast influence. A nice earthiness on the finish. From the rye maybe? A little lighter on the finish. Medium bodied with soft texture and gentle fizzy carbonation. Long lingering perfumy finish. Pretty nice Saison!