beastiefan2k (3282) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, 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.
Garrold (3778) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beermoth, Manchester. Hazy, deep gold. Streams of fine bubbles. Thick, lasting, white head. Nose has sweet, bready malts. Granary toast. Light spice. Some lemon hop. Taste is bready, malty sweet. Light, spicy bitterness. Foamy, massaging mouthfeel. Easy drinking. A tad stodgy sweet, mind.
nealblind (1605) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear gold lots of carb. Aroma tang green apple skins, minerals multi vitamins. Tastes unique wet woody moss forest floor, slight funk, stems. some background saison yeast
superspak (4315) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; batch number: 015. Pours lightly hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, straw, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, straw, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate herbal/yeast spiciness after the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, straw, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from carbonation and yeast spiciness as well. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and fairly grainy/bready/creamy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding saison! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
Renobob (1598) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Blonde, belle mousse blanche. Belle acidité, armes floraux, houblons bien présents. Bon et puis elle porte mon prénom alors ;)
Bulk_Carrier (3430) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a one finger white foamy quickly dissipating head that left some white side notes of clinginess.
The smell starts off with a dry efferevescent champagne like character rolling over some sweet lemon pulp and a delicate sweet dry grassiness. Grapefruit slides in underneath.
The taste moderately balances the crisp sweetness of the dryness to a light wet nurturing aftertaste. Light crisp sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with the dry crispness hitting my tongue appropriately.
Overall, nice saison, I’d have again, most likely with food.
Stoned99 (1019) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at The brewery during the Boston Brew tour. Aroma: banana, floral notes, cloves. App: hazy straw with medium white head, good retention, nice lacing. Taste and palate: light to begin body, light sweetness, light bitter finish. Overall: good but would like it more dryer.
BillKismet (3742) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden body with a lacey white head. The aroma is of a soapy yeastyness and muddled European hoppiness with a denseness to it. Crystal clean body of cut grass, champagne, and stone fruit. Crisp stone fruit and yeasty finish.
daniele (7590) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
batch 017 bottle light golden cloudy good head light spicy medium dry not to bitter yeast note
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Maxbier (818) - Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with big white head. Grassy lemon herbal saison aroma. Flavor is classic saison, grassy hop herbal flavors with mild lingering saison yeast finish.
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Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at source light golden pour thin white head. Aromas of yeast funk clove and banana. Taste is crisp and refreshing and quite drinkable. Nice.