prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beerfest in Chilton. Fruit aroma, sweet and hops, honey color. Nice start.
thegreenrooster (3603) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour was a dirty blonde with a large white head. Aroma was nice a fruity with some vanilla and yeast. Flavoir was also above par with a touch of pepper and citrus fruit along with some corriander and spice. Nice example of the style.
islay (1620) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small pour (approximately 3 oz.), on tap at Gitchee Gumee Brewfest in Superior, WI on 4-5-08. This was the fifth of 12 beers that I rated (out of about 20 total beers that I tried). It was listed as simply "Muskie Capital Saison" at the festival. This was my favorite beer of the Brewfest. Pours a clear, dark brass / medium brown, quite dark for a saison. Small amount of beige head. Very nice, Belgian-style, sweet aroma with some dusty dryness. The taste has a very sweet start with a lightly dry finish. Medium body. Crisp, smooth, and lively in the palate. I was highly impressed by this offering and will seek out Muskie Capital if I am ever in its area.
badgerben (4651) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A growler courtesy of Skyview. Cloudy, dark copper color with a large head. Nice farmhouse, banana and yeasty aroma. Big bread, yeast, cloves and malt taste. Excellent.
beoir (51) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Musky grapes and banana aroma. rich caramel color. malty sweet light and crisp. nice carbonation for a thirst quenching beer.
Stine (1681) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a growler; rustic, cloudy orange appearance. Slightly old bananas in the aroma, with lots of pure cinnamon and clove spiciness; hints of toasted vanilla, almond, and caramel. A generous powdering of nuance settling on a delicately balanced body of calm sweetness; very pleasant. Flavor is flowery and sweet; quite delicate with light tones of pistachio, lavender, white pepper, banana, and ginger. Very creamy, soft, and well arranged in the mouth; balanced and interesting. Finishes with a soft milky sweetness. A fantastic domestic saison. Thanks for sharing, Bob!
Skyview (5345) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub in Hayward, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper amber amber with a thick, creamy and lumpy off-white head that has some excellent retention and thick lacing. Aroma of clean crystal grain malt, some grassy hops, a touch of banana esters and cloves. Taste is light to medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of light multi-grain malt, banana esters, a touch of white pepper and herbal spices. Finish is semi-dry, a mild bitterness with some aftertaste of light banana, cloves and cereal grain malt. There was no sediment in this saison but still quite drinkable.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold Color with Cream Head. Coriander and Belgian Yeast Aroma. Follows Through on Flavor...Sweet, Yeasty with Spices..Lightly Bready and a Bit Earthy. Very Solid American Saison
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled draught at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis, October 7 2006. Dark hazy amber with a smallish but persistent head....nose at first very sweet, herbal (cardamom, ginger) character showing up quickly as the sugary notes die, dry grassy notes start to dominate....body rather tart, earthy, low-to-moderate sweetness, lots of doughy yeastiness in the mouthfeel....finish is borderline sour with some interesting mineral qualities. Not bad.
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 One of the highlights of the 2006 Autumn Beer Review. This nanobrewer did this Saison right (and did a much better job than Town Hall’s half-hearted effort a few months ago). The aroma makes this beer immediately recognizable as a saison. There is yeast and barnyard weirdness. More yeast in the flavor, a little sour and some weird spices as well. Touch of citrus and lightly hopped. A cloudy yellow beer, looks like it might not be filtered. -------taste from growler March, 2007. Score raised by 2 points.