jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp hazy golden coloured body with a white head - very nice looking and glowing honey at the bottom. Aroma of bright pungent belgian, spicey yeast strain with a lot of bananas, coriander seed, wheat, curacao and more lemons - nice. Full-bodied; Very chewy mouthful with a lot of yeast and wheat flavours, some bubble gum and a very sweet banana and clove finish. Aftertaste shows a hint of herbal notes with a little spice, but this is all about the yeast strain, wheat and sweetness - tastes much more to me like a belgie tripel than a traditional saison - but still a good beer and very nice to try. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Ridgeview Liqour in Green Bay, Wisconsin on 29-July-2012 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 13-March-2013.
Lukaduke (1674) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen ! Pour a ripe golden color with a finger of fizzy foam. Aromas have a yeasty fruit forward touch with some rustic grains coming through and a trace of herbal spice. The palate has is bright and direct with some mellow honey pear maltiness holding a round background and bright grassy carbonation rides on top. Interesting well done saison just could use a little more balance in the flavor. Tasty though.
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to madbeerman pours a hazy golden yellow, frothy golden head, nose was a bubblegum clove crassy banana a little lemon taste was sharp very crisp slight pepper barnyard after a couple of sips very good
beerbaaron (862) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy apple juice color. Small bubbly white head, with some lasting. Effervesant. Aroma is peppery, zesty lemon, spicey, belgian yeast, light fruit. Light Medium body, prickly and zesty, spicey, crisp, hop finish. Flavor is like the nose; lemon zest, peppery, light fruit, Belgian yeast, clove. Very good.
dwm1034 (579) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the beer fridge in WI. Pours fuzzy yellow with thin white head. Lemon / hoppy nose with fizzy sour edge...very tasty
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium sized head is off white, fairly lasting with minimal lace. Hazy blond colored brew. Nose of sweet malts, mainly, but some slight notes of melon and grass. Body is light, under carbonated and kinda cloying on the palate. Sweet malts, some vegetal notes, grass and minerally flavors. Sweet finish. Not workin for me.Bit sweet. 12oz bottle from MOTORTODDHEAD, Thanks man!
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is fruity, yeasty and spicy - pear, apricot, clove and white bread. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor leans spicy and sweet, but there is a small measure of unobtrusive, minerally bitterness that prevents cloying. Nice pear and apricot components. Crisp, spicy, clove finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
olr1984 (851) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light gold pour with large white head that never leaves. Belgian yeast and slight fruit aroma. Banana and peppery taste
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Richmond 19th, thanks Drake! Slight honey aroma, bit of alcohol. Flavor is a match, touch of tartness, bit of spice. Not bad, a touch hot. Alcohol heat a bit out of place in a saison, but not a bad beer.
Westmeister (1445) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a smaller white head. Smell is a bit funky yeast, spicy, fruits, cracker. Taste is sweet fruity esters, banana, spice, little citrus, doughy yeast, earthy hops. There is a lingering spice. Medium body with pretty dry finish. Pretty good but not up to where I’d hope it to be.