nr706 (12) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a 16 oz. snifter. Pours copper/orange with frothy head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Earthy, saison-appropriate aroma with hints of citrus. Medium-full body with some bitterness lingering.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very very mediocre farmhouse. Still easy drinking and refreshing, and there is something to be said for that.
backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange gold hue with a thin white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is spicy and floral. Think cloves, pepper, yeast and citrus. Taste is fruity and yeasty with some sweetness. Bananas, apples, lemon zest, biscuit maltiness, and YEAST. The strain really dominates the flavor. Good carbonation and somewhat dry finish with a hint of sourness. A nice interpretation of a Belgian.
dekester1 (351) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on tap @ the Grafton Milwaukee Ale House. Appearance was mid-copper/amber with a nice medium frothy head that slowly diminished. Aroma was of fruit and hops. Taste was a mix of malt, licorice/prune/fruit and moderate hop finish. Palate was nice. Overall, a decent brew but I am not personally into Saisons that much.
Frank (3897) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not quite sure Iíd call this a saison but I am no longer sure what in the hell a saison is now that American brewers have gotten a hold of it. Lotís of them taste like this. Itís a nice golden amber color but w/ only a short lasting head. Itís nose is mostly bananas w/ a hint of cinnamon and clove spice. Taste more or less follows aroma w/ maybe a bit of a floral lavender character becoming apparent. This is a bit sweet and sticky on the palate if you pay attention but itís honestly hard to tell do to brisk, biting carbonation--which suits the style unlike the sweetness. This is a pretty nice take on a Belgian pale ale, Iíd say. Whether it is actually a saison is a point of debate but it doesnít have to be a saison to be a good beer.
HonkeyBra (4018) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. I find the label and six pack motifs pretty obnoxious, so theyíre not starting off on the right foot. Aroma of apricot, husk, wheat, mild citrus. Flavor is dominated by an inferior yeast strain. Lots of peach and apricot flavors, mild huskiness. Some apples, some caramel. Better than I thought it might have been. Medium bodied. Pretty average.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy head, light amber, very cloudy, fruity nose, mild banana, no hops. Medium carbonation. Sweet and and fruity, bubblegum with lots of caramel, sour aftertaste
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-gold pour with an ample white head that quickly settles down. Nose is cinnamon, spicy rye, a bit of anise, and plenty of yeasty, rustic charm. Very nice. Flavor reminds me of tangerine marmalade spread over a tender, flaky biscuit and dusted lightly with fresh ground black pepper. Carb is slightly aggressive, and the body seems a little slick. The perceived sweetness in the finish holds it back a bit.
Interesting and enjoyable beer that I am glad to have tried. Great nose that I wish I could capture and carry around with me. Booyah body spray? Thanks, Matt!
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with an orange hue and an off-white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of spice, flora and sweet grain with a hint of citrus. Flavor has heavy flora and spice with backing sweet grains and light fruit.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter. Lots of interesting notes on the nose. Lots of fruity notes. Peach, some orange, a little apricot. Lots of soft citrus. Some earthy yeastiness. Gold orange pour with moderate white head. Nice surprise on this beer. I enjoyed it.