fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Pumphouse, Richmond, BC
Cloudy amber color with small compact head. The aroma is fruity and fresh. Malt and cereals flavor, with balanced bitterness and a very fresh fruity hopping.
bhensonb (10197) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dirty/hazy orange with a 3 finger foamy near-white head. Aroma is earthy and fruity - but not strongly (foam in the way). Med plus body. Flavor is peppery, earthy, some rye, and arguably citrus. Expected more citrus, but it is what it is. For me it’s rather smooth pepper/fruit with perhaps some non-pepper spice. Mellow ale. Drinks nicely.
Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a hazy dark golden color with an average fizzy frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate rye, earthy citrus and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a slick smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a friend.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Light amber pour with a white head. Spicy rye nose with some floral and citrus peel hops. Light yeast, pepper, and some toasted bread. Flavors of citrus peel and rye up front. Bread, yeast, pepper, and a nice orange note. Lightly bitter on the finish. Not bad.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ New Belgium. Pours a bit hazy golden appearance with a white head. Fairly spicy rye, bready, lemon pepper, citrusy aroma. Somewhat juicy, white pepper, grainy bready malty, citrusy, easy drinking flavor. Not bad.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a lightly hazed golden yellow hued body with a medium sized white head that lasts. Aromas are estery with apples, dried fruit, rye, spicy, mild citrus and sweet fruit notes. Medium malt. Flavors are of citrusy and slightly tropical hops, canned pineapple, medium spice, strong apple esters, dried apricot, mild malt. Relatively dry and crisp. Medium-lively carbonation.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Brouwer’s Cafe during Logsdon Brewer’s Night on 09/10/2013: Hazy bronze color with a medium white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of floral hops, malt and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, fruit and yeast. The finish is fruity up front with a peppery yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Earth and light brett aroma. Brett and earth flavor with spice and citrus. Medium bodied. Brett and citrus lingers with light spice, earth, and malt.
Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Elysian, Seattle, 27/05/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin white head which dissipates edgeward.
Nose is grass, bretts, yeast esters, bitter orange, farmhouse tones.
Taste comprises grass, spice, good dose of bretts, barnyard, light funk, bitter tangerines, lemon rind, orange pith.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tarte fruit and funk as the curtain falls.
Decent saison - good stuff.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Orange hued straw, hazy, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Light spicy nose, a little floral.   Has a faint apple and pear skin aroma too.   Not as spicy on the nose.   Rye is noticeable.   Dull floral and spicy notes.   Not bright or floral like most, but at least its spicy.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Spicy and hoppy on the exit.   Entertaining to drink, could be brighter and more floral, but its at least got some nice spiciness to it.   Decent if not really my idea of a Saison.