IndianaRed (2959) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a light slightly hazy orange bronze with a thin quick off white head. Aroma of soft spices and floral hops. Flavor was quite bland, subdued and thin. I expected a much more bold spice flavor profile. It seems to me that NB is trying top introduce a "Saison" for the masses and trying to hard not to alienate itís regualr customers with something to wierd. Tons of the stuff showed up at the local co-op the other day so it appears to be "un"-retired. Maybe it still should be.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whew...the aroma is one of the spiciest Iíve encountered: cloves, allspice, floral perfumes. There is an overlying impression of black tea, the palate is especially deceiving - hitting the back and sides of the tongue where beer doesnít usually make itself known. Sits on the back of the throat. Something else of note, this beer doesnít seem so have that bite associated with spice-laden beer - itís actually very smooth finishing with an out-of-nowhere sweetness that gives me the impression of band-aid - maybe itís the lavender. Unusual.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Employee Bottled thanks to Crosling. Clear golden color with a good sized white head. Floral, fruity aroma of green apples, coriander and hops. Flavor is mildly sweet and very fruity. Green apples, tropical fruits, coriander are the flavors that stand out the most with some earthy yeastiness. Very enjoyable.
Ratman197 (11372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear gold with a large, lastin white head. Aromas of pineapple, yeast,light spice and a hint of mustiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of apples and a hint of spice with a clean, dry finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Nick for the bottle. Pours gold with a nice size, lasting head. Smells like corn though, with just the faintest amount of earthy funk. Taste is sweet and corny but Iím not going to let this beer trick me. In fact, it reminds me of Stella Artois meets McKenzie Saison. Weird... but sort or addictive. So, I give this stuff a real mixed rating and hopefully the great folks in Ft Collins will have this stuff available all wee at GABF í06. Cheers!
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks. Deep golden in color with a nice white head. Citrusy malty aroma. Corn notes. Cooked vegetables? Malty and citrusy flavor. Yeasty. Coriander. Finish is dry. Decent.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy yellowish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste. Not for me.
JorisPPattyn (8570) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-gold, clear; small whitish head. Very flowery nose, with aromas of special grains, coriander-like with a streak of caramel. Human sweat, coriander, phenolic, bit Brett-like, citruspeel, very "farmyard", anyway. Slightly burning MF, ending a bit watery. Not exactly uplifting beer. Search again.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, that wasnít worth pushing through the crowds for a sample. Citrusy, soapy, floral aroma. Clear golden body with a fine bubbled, low, white head that recedes to ring with some lace. Husky, grainy, cereal malt flavour with soapy, floral, hay, herbal, citrusy and fruity notes that donít blend well together. Moderate finishing bitterness. Medium body with fair carbonation. Sampled on tap at GABF 2005.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one was a lttle disappointing to me, as this is my favorite style. No off flavors, just not very spicy or yeasty. Looked very good but the flavor was a little too sweet, reminding me at times of BubbleYum gum. Not offensive, but not that interesting.