beerbaaron (1957) - Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with a fair white head leaving a drape of lace. Very yeasty. Earthy. Fruity. Lemon. Orange peel. Banana. Grass. Fairly spicy. A tad sweet. Low bitterness. Pretty dry. Medium body. Good all-around Saison. I may not necessarily seek it out again, but I like it.
Butters (4045) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful bright clear golden straw pour with good, but quick fading, white head. Nose is lightly citrusy and yeasty with hints of clove. Flavor has a slight hop bitter bite which is added at the tail end. Fairly refreshing, but a little thick on the palate. Maybe could use a touch more carbonation? Pretty good though.
Frank (4007) - 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 beer’s 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 (4189) - 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. It’s got that Belgian yeast thing on the nose which I wasn’t quite expecting. It’s almost sweet on the tongue. It needs some barnyard funk to balance out the sugar. Finished fairly clean. It’s 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 (9574) - 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 (10484) - 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 wouldn’t say it’s by any means a traditional saison.
scottw86 (1165) - 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 (1426) - Royal Oak, 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 (1242) - 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.