Xenon (123) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I do taste the apple and pear that they claim in the deScription, which adds a pleasant tartness to the beer. I can’t say I love it or that it’s a complicated beer, but this one makes for a good session type beer. Not as spicy as a normal saison, but lacks the complexity and the deep belgian yeast flavors. Almost tastes like it had flavors added afterward to a relatively sterile base.
woodychevy (822) - - OCT 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Blue Dream curry. Decent saison- better than score indicates. Super dry and crisp with a nice clean finish. Saison notes apparent but not overpowering. Love the apple/pear tartness with the spice notes of the yeast. Pretty tasty. Nice with spicy curry.
kassner (1513) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap with some BBQ from next door
Golden color. Nice fragrance no head or lacing clean refreshing taste
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 (5826) - 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 (1030) - 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 (1768) - 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 (4039) - 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 (4315) - 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.