CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bomber an orange and amber hue, forming a light beige craggy head of foam. Aroma of grass, malts, slight floral hints along with some raisin like clues. Flavour much of the same, reminds me more of a dubbel. Ok, but not memorable.
Iphonephan (4305) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours a murky brown with an ecru head. Floral nose. Flavors of cardoman and tropical frujits. Smooth, clean finish.
Getbetter (962) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle.The pour is a cloudy bright orange with no head.I taste a lot of pear and hop bitterness.I actually like this saison than most Saison for the lack of over herbal.
zizzybalubba (1604) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC (listed on the label as 6.5% ABV). Dark orange pour with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma of banana, Belgian yeast, faint barnyard, and just a hint of red apple. Smooth, well-balanced flavors of ripe banana, pear, apple, and faint alcohol. Personally, I have had saisons that I liked better than this one. However, this seems like a good entry-level interpretation as it avoids some of the bitter flavors some people may find offensive.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. With a bit more weirdness, this could be construed as Mystery’s tweak on a Fantome brew. That is to say, it’s a relatively under-carbonated amber brew with a medium yeasty and heavily fruity nose. Flavors are for the most part bready and sweet-ish, emphasizing the fruit once again. This takes it away from the direction I tend to like my saisons heading, but it weren’t too bad.
TURDFERGUSON (4018) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Tyler’s Carrboro. Mostly clear amber with medium carbonation and a thin white lace. Light bready, yeasty nose, caramel, light toffee, earthy hops. Thinner palate, flavors of cereal grains, caramel, light spice (almost like
a rye). Nose is much more on point, palate and flavor could be much fuller (and even drier) but its a solid effort and moving in the right direction.
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the brewery. Poured an amber color with a moderate head. A little sour in both the smell and taste. Was a fairly average beer, though I’m not a huge fan of the style.
OldGrowth (2906) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at Raleigh Times. Ok aroma. Yeasty funk, little caramel. Clean brownish orange color, ok head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, sweet finish. Ok not as big in aroma and Flavor as I’d like. Got a tad better as it warmed. Just nothing to make me want more.