Bartzilla (565) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells good, tastes kind of peppery. Drinks super easy. Gets a good mark for style points, though there’s nothing groundbreaking here. I suspect that was the intention of this beer. Might be the first time I’ve had a saison from a can. Didn’t bother with putting this to glass other than to inspect the appearance. Pounding this 4 pack like nobody’s business. I’ll most likely get this again for school nights, like this one. $10 a 4 pack is a little unsettling, but it’s good enough to be worthy.
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in my MT snifter: Unfiltered hazy yellow with an initial huge fluffy head that leaves only spots of lace. Phenolic and yeast driven barnyard, banana, white pear, pepper. Hay and biscuit malts with a hint of grassy and herbal Saaz hops, mostly upon the finish. Grainy husky mouthfeel that honestly could be tad brighter. Rustic for the most part and quaffable but I think it is a one and done. That corn aftertaste is not helping, do this pure malt and then get back to me.
nickd717 (3623) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear light golden color with a small white head that leaves a foamy ring. Very yeasty aroma, very Belgium, with hay and corn. The flavor is yeasty, only slightly funky though. The flavor is also yeast-dominant. Very dry with a grassy hops, slight barnyard. Slightly bitter finish. Medium-light body with fairly lively mouthfeel. Pretty good.
BeerandBlues2 (10687) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at home. Pours lightly hazy gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy hops, cereal and wheat malt with pear esters. Flavor is crisp malt, earthy and spicy hops, light bitterness, pear esters, black pepper and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
jazz88 (2600) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. A hazy golden color with a white head. A nice peppery, grassy, earthy, delightful saison aroma. Dry on the palate with a nice finish and a slightly sweet flavor.
PartyFowle (582) - - MAY 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw-colored with soft haze and a soapy, bubbly head of pure white. Sweet pear syrup, white pepper and wheat in the nose. The flavor’s very phenolic front, peppery. Also get alcohol, unripe pear and lavender. Slightly rubbery. Dry finish. Medium body is soft and lightens up as it moves around. Moderate fizz. Some peppery and alcoholic heat deposit soft tang on sides of tongue. A little tangy and one dimensional, as American-made saisons tend to be.
GlassBrass440 (270) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a near clear, bright gold with short lasting white head. Spicy and earthy in the aroma. Citrus zest, coriander (or pepper?), as well. Flavour is cleaner than the aroma. Wheat is big. Peppery spice, and a slightly sweet note to an otherwise dry beer. The finish is dry and spicy. Light body, almost too light.
willisread (707) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallboy from Foodshow in Shibuya. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Pours a clear light gold color with a modest white head that dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves a rim throughout. Big farmhouse funk and yeast aromas present with a touch of lemon, grain and orange peel. Light-medium body with average carbonation. Taste is more of the same with the lemon and yeast really standing out. Dry, crisp and refreshing with a touch of tartness. Dry finish that lingers a bit but cleans up nicely. Wonderful saison and not overly sweet like so many American saisons.
RickTheRick (602) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une coiffe de mousse à priori duveteuse prend la poudre d’escampette promptement. Celle-ci se forme sur un liquide doré, pâle et embrouillé.
Les levures belges utilisées (95% Dupont + 5% Westmalle) sont racées et dégagent des esters épicés et fruités assez puissants. Des arômes céréaliers et fermiers se joignent au cocktail olfactif typique au style.
La gazéification assez vive permet de bien véhiculer les saveurs de céréales mordantes et de houblons terreux et délicatement épicés. Bien sèche, la finale, longue mais jamais abrasive, est poivrée et juste assez amère.
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Modern Times Tap Room in North Park. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow colour with a frothy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma has a nice amount of hops, banana and spice, there is also some yeast notes. Taste is sweet but not overly so. Lighter body, lively carbonation, and thinner on the palate. Overall a really enjoyable saison.
beerbaaron (1643) - Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Almost clear, very light yellow with a small white head. Lots of yeast character. Wheat. Hay. Banana. Light pepperiness. Medium body. Was not a favorite of the ladies I was with who normally enjoy saisons, but I enjoyed it.