TAR (2599) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mountain Sun, Oct. 2011: Faintly hazed golden. Persistent white froth clings with each sip. Dupontlike white pepper and sulfurous phenolics line the nose along with lilac, herbaceous hops, gum, toasted hay, melon and aniseed. Very clean and focused. Soft, tight and creamy carbonation. Crisply hoppy and phenolic with a succulent profusion of tongue-hugging oils echoed by soft lilac and feisty black pepper. Refined malt deposits delectable notes of baguette and crackers as it gracefully looms in the background. Wonderfully structured pils malt gels beautifully with the elegant, well-layered hoppiness. Quite juicy and floral with a deep-rooted peppery and herbal grip. Slippery melon dots the core with grace, augmenting the deep hop character while imparting another layer of quaff-enhancing roundedness. Coarse clasp of grass and herbs line the delightfully clean and zippy finish along with dainty pils malt, gum, and a rustic adornment of esters and phenols. A really fun saison, with an obvious tip of the cap to Dupont and the Old World.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, grass, soap, and citrus. Flavor of grain, citrus, saison yeast, cereal, and grass with a dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium-large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is hay and straw malt, barnyard yeast, and light citrus hops. Flavor is malt dominant, yeasty, lightly hoppy, and a dry finish. Light-medium body, low warmth, medium carbonation.
3fourths (8989) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy hazed wheat body, fine bubbled white head. soft and prickly nose of toasty pils malt, light doughy yeast, light hops, light fruity esters. honey tinged sweet pale malts throughout, presented on a medium-light fluffy and pillowy malt body. medium acid, med low bitterness, tight carbonation, rounded and firm but remains light, airy and delicate on the palate. balanced and light. surprisingly good belgian-style beer out of mountain sun, seems to have been made in the dupont vein, and just might be the best belgian ale they’ve brewed.
onceblind (6696) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Vine St. Hazyish gold with a light white head. Nice saison-y aroma of coriander, some orange, and mild hay tones. Magnificent not-too-dry taste of coriander spice, sweet wheat, spicy Belgian yeast, and a bright cereal tone. Lovely!
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Tap @ Vine Street during Belgian month. Cloudy golden orange appearance with a white head. Mild pepper, belgian yeast, moderate citrus, light barnyard aroma. Lemon citrusy, peppery, lightly tart, belgian yeasty, barnyard, slightly spicy flavor with a moderately bitter, floral finish. Pretty tasty saison.