brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright, fizzy, Bretty aroma. Smells like a traditional farmhouse saison. Taste throws tradition out the window as Granny Smith apples take center stage. Mildly sweet. Blazes its own trail.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks Nuplastikk. Pillowy off-white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cantaloupe, some orange peel, coriander, yeast spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, white pepper, coriander, some cantaloupe, yeast spicy. Light-medium body, some effervescence, light acidity.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gusher. Seim-hazy straw yellow with a very large airy head. Aroma is grainy and wild with fruit, Belgian yeast, banana, brown sugar and burnt malt. Fizzy body taste of fruit, banana, peppery notes, and yeast. Wishy-washy as I seem to like it every other sip.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful slightly cloudy gold with a pure white head, mostly lasting, with lots of cascading bubbles up the glass. Nose is sweetness and fruitiness. Very creamy on the palate. The taste full of fruits, sweet breads, spices (clove?ginger?) with a nicely balanced finish. An excellent Saison. Try it with a fresh pear and nuts.
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Atom. Citrus, grainy malt, and dusty pepper aroma. Slightly hazy gold with a huge white head. Grainy malt, slightly bitter pepper, and light alcohol flavor. Medium body.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Musty lemon, yeast, and barley malt aroma - very nice. Slightly hazy golden yellow with large head. Musty lightly sweet lemon and barley malt flavor. Very tasty - wish they’d make this a regular.
adrian910ss (2410) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Todd. Pours a cloudy golden yellow straw with a medium sized white head. Aroma of wheat, lemon zest, peppery notes and Belgian yeast. Taste is much the same.
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly cloudy with a hay-colored hue, this ale has a frothy, white head. The aroma is somewhat spicy and peppery, with a touch of something sweet (citrus?) and a light funk. For me it could use a little. It of body, but compared to their ’farmhouse ale’ the spotted cow, this saison is amazing. It’s dry and somewhat spicy, highly effervescent, and really quite refreshing.
Terminus (3319) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-sent to me from a good friend in So. WI December 2012-pours lightly hazy orange hue with vigorous carbonation and a fizzy white head around the glass. Looks very true to this style. nose is spicy, yeasty, lite ripe citrus (lemon, lime, lite canned pineapple), GOP. Its definately spiced, but not overbearing like alot of them tend to be. Still has quite a bit of tart yeasty saison character. Flavors are tart spice, lite citrus, metallic, tart lemons with some funk in there as well. sprtizy carbonation really tends to bring out the tart notes here. Long dry tart finish dead on for the style. This is much better than that imperial version they put out a few years ago. Nice work once again NG :)
RobertDale (4032) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy light gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, grain, yeast, and spice. Taste is lemons, wheat, yeast, and spice. Easy to drink.