esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a soapy white slowly dissipating head. Aroma of grains, spices, mild fruit, yeast, toasted malt and light caramel. Taste of yeast, fruit, caramel, light lemon and grains. Dry finish and kinda bland.
crossovert (6143) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle.
It pours a nice gold with a large, foamy white head.
The smell is unique. It has a noticeable sourness to it with some vinegar, but also dominating characteristics of a saison yeast, it is big and spicy.
The taste is similar, spicy with a hint of tartness. for the abv it is pretty refreshing actually although the sweetness is there.
Not a bad beer, an experiment perhaps that turned out exceptionally well.
nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Hazy orange-tan, thin fading white head. Interesting funky sour aroma, not off. Medium to full bodied, has a nice thick golden malt base. Balanced by the funky sour Saison yeast, has some lemony bitterness, a bite up front that fades into an earthy faint sourness. This is really quite nice, and while it doesn’t exactly nail the style, its a really pleasant, well executed interpretation.
StefanSD (1992) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle I picked up at the pig. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small white head that has good retention. The aroma is slightly spicy with white pepper and some fruity grains(Belgian Pils?). The flavor is complex and features white fruits, pears, apples and apricots giving way to peppery hops and nutty yeasts. Somewhere in there is a bit of biscuit. The palate is medium with lively carbonation. Finishes incredibly long and dry with lingering pepper. Overall: Wow, xcellent saison, I loved it.