Zamboni42 (10) - USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap @ the Tempe "Tour de fat" event. Refreshing, copper-colored beer with a light sweetness, hints of black pepper, clove and cinnamon. Very drinkable, but a word of caution. This beer does NOT go well with pizza.
slowrunner77 (9420) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
More Belgian Ale than saison, to me asnyway. Fruity esters and a little dusty. Dry finish. Not bad, but not a huge fan.
OldMrCrow (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at my in-laws.
After a long day of air travel followed by a long drive, I needed a beer. And it seemed that I had two options: A Leinenkugel summery shandy (from last summer, or maybe much earlier), or a Sam Adams Winter Lager (Christmas spices!). I was going to go hunt around for an old bud light or something, when my father in law pulled a couple of these out of the downstairs fridge. I doubt Iíve ever been so happy to see the words "New Belgium."
Now, itís a not a great saison--probably not even something youíd call a good one. Sort of classic American saison, esters forward, a bit sweet, yeasty, sticky with alcohol. But it was a real beer, and under the circumstances I was real happy to have it.
wilnatp (659) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy gold/light orange. Aroma of yeast and some spice notes. Decent
Nuffield (4016) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderate body, adequate mouthfeel, slightly ambivalent flavors, dry with some evidence of hops, lacking the robust fruitiness and spiciness and funkiness and fun of a proper saison. Bottle.
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellow with a big white head. Aroma is funky yeast, malt, saaz hops. Taste is surprisingly like a Pils with a decent yeasty finish. Good, satisfying mouthfeel. Good overall, but nowhere near the best Saison that Iíve had. Tastes like an overly yeasty Pilsner.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy lemonade with a nice white head. Bready, sweet spices, Belgian yeast aroma. Belgian yeast, spices, mild bitterness, mild malt taste. Not what I was expecting when I picked this saison up. Good beer
MadShaolin (100) - - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice phenolic bend. Kick of hops. Lucky, peasant Belgian farmhands! Drink your ovaltine
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jcnielsen (3095) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with adnielsen, Thanks Aaron! Pours a golden color with white head. Straw, yeast, bread aromas. Belgian yeast, straw, grainy, bread flavors. Pretty nice.
igneous1 (1530) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pale gold color, hazy, moderate carbonation. off-white head, not long lasting. aroma has herbal hoppiness, bit floral and spicy. flavor seems a bit too hoppy for the style. lightly sweet, but not a delicate beer.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks in-laws! Straw hazy lemon yellow, little white head. Pleasant lemony yeasty aroma. Taste is surprisngly quite hoppy up front, giving way to lemon and citrus note and a really zesty finish. Very enjoyable to drink with alcohol well hidden. So fruity/citrusy. Well done.