argo0 (11124) - 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.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Kevin who brought it into The Davis Beer Shoppe to share. Thanks guy! Pours translucent gold. Farmhouse aroma. Med body. Flavor is fruity and mildly farmhouse. Smoothly, lightly sweet saison. Not so earthy as some.
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate yeast, malt and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium complex spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable beer.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, spice, white pepper, fruittiness and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, white pepper, spice and light citrus with a crisp lingering pepper finish.
hopscotch (8394) - 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!
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Brad’s house Minneapolis picked up at Historic Casanova’s. Pours a bit cloudy, golden orange appearance with an off white head. Lemon peel, zesty spicy, a bit peppery, barnyard, straw, carbonated aroma. Pretty dry, lemon/tangerine citrusy, a touch funky, barnyard, hay, white pepper, a bit zesty flavor. Easy to drink and pretty tasty.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazed gold body, white head, thick lacing.
wonderfully rustic yeast in the nose.
black pepper, starchy grains, mild dried banana.
silky texture and velvety carbonation.
dried banana and tropical fruit in low amounts.
strong calcium and mineral presence.
a wonderful unadulterated american-made saison.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity malty nose with lots of clove and a touch of light fruity esters. Starts with lots of effervescent carbonation and a light malty sweetness with a healthy dose of peppery clove and yeasty esters before a drier, slightly warming bittersweet finish. Could be a little smoother with finer carbonation.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle brought back by a friend and shared at the 19th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Thanks PJ! Pours a hazy straw color with a large fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bread, citrus, spice, caramel, herbal hops, tropical fruits. The taste is tart citrus, bread, herbal hops, spicy finish. Medium bodied, lingering spice, faint heat. Nice beer.
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL thanks to LtDan at Woodshop 7. Clear straw pour, weak head. Nose is banana and clove with spicy apple pie. Taste is spicy and seltzer with mild fall spices. Ends medicinal and sweeter. Aerated palate. Just way too much German hefeweizen yeast character. Not really fresh, snappy, dry, or doughy. More sweet, thick, and banana heavy. Ester overload.