Oscbert (1041) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Strong yeasty aroma of perfumey spice, corriander, vanilla, bubblegum. Bready, lemon.
~Pours a clear light pale color with lasting white small wispy head.
~Spicy yeasty vanilla lemon peel flavor.
~Medium bodied, medium CO2, lingering yeasty spiciness.
~Enjoyable interesting saison. Yeast is an interesting one.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from a Folly Pack, from Harris Teeter Hollymead, opened 8/29/14. Pours a clear yellow color with a large foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of bready malts, spice, yeast, honey, citrus zest. The taste is spicy, herbal hops, apples, bready malts, honey, yeast, spice. Medium bodied, moderate lingering spice. Solid beer.
bagalagalaga (114) - Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Does not hit with funky yeast flavors and smells as hard as other saisons I’ve had. Actually the wheat/yeast character is pretty mild, so you could, for example, drink all 4 from your sampler pack in one sitting.
notalush (4914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the singles bin - hazy gold with a moderate, soapy lace - nose of herbal and peppery hops, tart lemon, lightly peppery phenolics, some white sugar sweetness, very mild muskiness - flavor is medium sweet, but with a balancing tartness to it - the hop bitterness and phenols are a little rough and abrasive late, but there are some pleasant herbal notes and lightly rustic yeast character - there are some mild banana esters, which I am not a fan of in this style, but there are very subdued - so, some good, some not as good, but much better than I thought it was going to be.
78samh (151) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours light, clear gold with a white head. Aroma is farmhouse yeast and bananas. Taste is lemon, grass, spicy hops and bit earthy and herbal. Nice hop quality, needs something more though. OK saison.
rougeau13 (2016) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with bubbly white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus and saison yeast. Tastes yeasty, grainy, and slightly bitter. Medium bodied. Decent.
wlajwl (3932) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is yeast, medium spices and a hint of bubblegum. The flavor is spices, malts, citrus, light tropical fruit and a mildly tart/sour finish.
onceblind (4329) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle re-released in the 24-"Folly"-Packs as Saison Harvest Ale. Aroma of peppery bubblegum yeastiness and a hay and pilsner malt with a bit of toast. Interesting herbal and fruity flavor with some delicate spicy hops and a leafy twang, with some hibiscus and lilac, a touch of wheat and bubblegum, and a dry yeasty finish. Interesting.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. decent flavor but not really my style. not a fan of the spice or the dry finish.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
New Belgium Brewing Company--Saison Harvest Ale Fall Seasonal--2006 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV--35 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Saison--Rich lacy tight foamy head. Clear bright yellow gold color. Malty crisp floral wild ester hop coriander banana front. Tangy Belgian malty wheat Farmhouse body. Fresh zesty clean spicy hop wild ester end. Sampled 8/23/2006.