arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Churchkey DC, hazy yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of saffron, big and bold in there, slight fruity notes, hints of biscuit, bread, slight grass, pine notes in there as well with a hint of orange peel. Taste is a mix of big spicy saffron, slight grass, biscuit and bread, hints of other spice, yeast, touch of fruit, finishing fairly sweet, dry.
RABinVA (1008) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drafy sample at ChurchKey. Bread, hay, floral, grass, herbs, barnyard, earthy. Saffron is very overpowering in both taste and aroma. Makes it a bit perfumy.
SrSilligoose (3117) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at church key. Notes of lime spruce pine. Lemongrass tartness. Snappy lemon herb. Fine.
GT2 (7859) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at ck thanks to abbey. Low haze golden pour. Weak foam. Nose is bright pear, sweet cider, something a tad sticky that is off, some floral notes. Taste is thin, refreshing, dry cider like. Abv and body are low, acid level neutral. Almost like a table beer. Just quite plain flavor wise. Palate is too watery.
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice saison that had a bit of a darker color i think due to the saffron. It was a bit earthier than floral but still had a good bit of grass and wild yeast esters to it. Good one.
TearsforBeers (181) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is unusual a lovely saffron smell that I’ve never encountered in anything else appearance is an unclear Whiteley hazy yellow with a relatively high amount of carbonation. The flavor is complex and beguiling truly this is a beer a distinction.
jredmond (5016) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Churchkey with Zahra. Pours a light amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is lemon, grain and yeast. Mouthfeel is light and thin with notes of lemons, grain, cereal, citrus, faint funk and yeast. Okay saison, but a bit plain overall.
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey, during CBC 2013 week, Washington DC as Blue Jacket Saffron saison: Weak lemon nose. Cloudy yellow, thin head. Lemony flavor and tart. Malty finish. Light body, alcohol not noticeable. Straight up with little discernible nuance.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy golden yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of dusty straw and black pepper. Taste is peppery hay.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Lightly hazed straw body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, some saffron, pepper. Taste is medium sweet, straw, some white pepper, light honey, saffron. Light body, fairly easy drinking.