beastiefan2k (2082) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a first, 12.68 oz c&c bottle, hmmm looks like the RR and Lost Abbey bottles, have they been misleading us? Either way poured into a plastic hotel cup because I am in a hotel in Woburn, MA. Big pop of the cork with an all head pour, stupid plastic cup. After a few tries I get beer in there. Thick medium clarity dull golden colour (yeah, I am going Canadian on this one) with a pillow of cloudy foam. Thick ass lacing. I will take Dany’s line and say this is a "comfortable" saison. Its good on all accounts but a little too much esters, just a tad too sweet, at times a tad blunted as well. But the nose has a nice rustic character and pretty straight forward saison. But I am in Pretty Things country, so I need some more jena se qua from my saisons.
mikem409 (1142) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours yellow with white head. Slight dusty aroma. Taste is refreshing and crisp slight tart.
Lukaduke (1021) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly orange golden color with a big billowing rocky foam... Aromas are slightly tart almost sourdough like with touches of pepper, white grapes and citrus. The palate follows the nose nicely with nice complexity and a solid medium to full mouthfeel that is brightened by a nice background carbonation. Rustic straw, orange pith, and well integrated spice leads into a bitter finish. Nice beer almost a bit to complex... but tasty.
mikedR (363) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In appearances is quite light in yellow color, compounded by a fizzy champagne-like pour. Some citrus on the nose, and maybe apple. Surprisingly full-bodied saison taste and mouthfeel, though, betraying its light appearance. Lemony and peppery saison notes in abundance, with maybe just a hint of apple. Lightness in appearance and fullness in taste combine in peppery lingering notes that are quite short lived. A relatively crisp and delightful saison.
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drewbeerme (3649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 375ml, Bottle, pours hazy golden with big foamy white head. Aroma has some grainy, banana, cloves, white pepper. Flavors has some tartness, cereal grains, cloves, peppery finish. Velvety body but really fizzy and overcarbed.. Overattenuated. Decent saison but nothing special, lacks a good Saaz character.
Leighton (6983) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury. Pours lightly hazy yellow-gold with a wispy, white froth head. Very clean, fresh aroma, some grass, dry dough, a bit of lemon. Light to medium sweet flavor with a very slightly sugary doughy malt character, some bright straw, ripe lemon, faint sweat. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Great body and mouthfeel. Clean finish with very mellow warmth, pale and doughy malts, touches of yeast and grass, low bitterness. Great balance overall. Super drinkable. For a saison this is just what I want.
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really starting to love what these guys are doing. Great spiced herbal saison with tons of rustic flavors. The hops are perfect and it tastes like a fresh rustic pilsner with saison yeast.
Ernesto987 (2378) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big yeast characteristics, wit spices, coriander, sage, oranges. Nice hop bite at the end
JulienHuxley (1710) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to jleblanc. Nice appearance, clear pale yellow with frothy white head. Aroma of wet hay, really smelly, farmhouse, lemon, classic but funky saison. Taste is grainy, nice lemon touch, very grassy hops. Palate is prickly carbed and dry. Good stuff.
jkwood04 (2293) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours copper/golden with a fluffy, white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, light fruits, caramel malts, bread, and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A classic yet above average saison.