Frank (3333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a nice Belgian pale ale and a bit on the hoppy side. It is slightly hazed yellow orange and has a fine-bubbled head and little, tiny spots of lace. Fresh fruit and floral notes dominate the nose. I am getting pineapple and grape especially. Plus there is a little bit of clove spiciness which is brought out by the beerís dryness. This is crisp across the palate, light bodied and very flavorful w/ moderately vigorous carbonation. A little bit of cookie dough malt character plays off strong citrus rind bitterness in the finish, bringing out some more zesty citrus flavors. This is a very well put together beer by New Belgium. Tons of flavor, crisp and very drinkable despite being a bit on the strong side. I could drink this all night.
DiarmaidBHK (3724) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taster at brewery. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves a shitload of lacing. Itís got that Belgian yeast thing on the nose which I wasnít quite expecting. Itís almost sweet on the tongue. It needs some barnyard funk to balance out the sugar. Finished fairly clean. Itís a miss for me.
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty tasty Saison. If this was available year round I'd probably buy it like I buy their Triple and Abbey to satisfy by Belgian fix(at a cheap price). Hits all the right notes for me.
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BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy deeper yellow pour with a white head. Slightly spicy, yeast, and a little dry on the tongue. Okay.
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home from the New Belgium fall folly pack. Pours a pretty clear golden yellow appearance with a lasting white head. Some banana, white pepper, clove, hay, and barnyard in the nose. Very clean profile. Pretty floral, some straw / hay, and grass. A bit sweet, light yeast, mild banana. Pretty nice chugger. Better than most of the stuff NBB releases these days though I wouldnít say itís by any means a traditional saison.
scottw86 (1148) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a pale yellow color with a medium sized white head that faded quickly. Aroma has lots of lemon and yeast with some skunky notes. Some egg/cheese notes as well. Taste has floral notes with more lemon and a touch of yeast. Good fruity flavors as well. Aftertaste is a bit sweet with more plumb and lemon.
chucklemation (792) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lemon-yellow with a foamy white head. Has a lemon and yeast aroma. Flavor is bitter, with some lemon and a strong spice that adds too much bite. Just not my thing.
Oscbert (1141) - 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 (10501) - 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 (151) - 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 Iíve had. Actually the wheat/yeast character is pretty mild, so you could, for example, drink all 4 from your sampler pack in one sitting.