freekyp (1715) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium bodied with a strong tropical fruit aroma. Mango notes throughout. Lightly sweet with some funky sourness. Not unlike a fruit yogurt. Pours hazy straw with a big fluffy rocky white head.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Thirsty Monk, Asheville. Pretty average saison in most ways. Decently inviting pour, cloudy gold and well carbonated. Nose was excessively bready, with hops and spice but not enough to overcome a certain homebrewishness. Mildly spicy on the palate, lively mouthfeel. Bready flavors again at the fore, modest spice and even fruitiness here and there, but not much to rave about.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample as "Saison" at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a thin creamy off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of bread, spice, brown sugar, stone fruits. The taste is bread, spice, brown sugar, stone fruits, herbal hops. Medium bodied.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Farmhouse Saison
Date: September 01, 2012
Source: The Thirsty Monk, Asheville
Appearance: cloudy orange, fine white head
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, pale malt sweetness, light fruity esters, plenty of phenolic spicyness
Flavor: sweet tart flavor, malty sweetness, light breadyness, balancing tartness, phenolic spicyness adds depth
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours clear golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet malty fruity and yeasty. Flavor is so nice, refreshing and drunkabke. Sweet and well malty, spicy, fruity, yeasty, cloves and a bit bitter pungent. Finishes sweet malty and spicy. Very nice indeed.
blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours gold with a funky white head. Funky and spicy yeasty aroma with some light fruity notes. The flavor has funky yeasty notes, spices, some citric fruity notes, and herbal and flowery notes. Pretty good.