corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark golden orange color with a frothy two finger white head that slowly settles into a thin crown. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy aroma with some funky saison yeast countered by some zesty spice, bread, alcohol and light fruit. Subtle grassy barnyard character with hints of apple, pear and peach balancing things out.
Creamy medi body with tight carbonation and a heavy spice presence up front. Hintsnof pepper, clove and and coriander followed by estery fruits, bread and alcohol. Well balanced and complex with a dry finish. Slightly tart with hints of apple, pear and light grapes with a touch of earthy hops toward the end of the palate. refreshing and deceptively drinkable.
sherm1016 (1037) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, purchased at Discount Liquor a while ago. Pours a bright orange color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, lemon, maybe some orange or peach, some yeast. Medium body on the palate with average carbonation. Taste is a little sweet, a little bitter, with flavors of citrus, lemon, Bread, yeast, with a dry, bitter finish.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep orangish amber, hazy, large fizzy off-white head, spotty lacing.   I get this odd Banana
Laffy Taffy nose... while not a big fan of Laffy Taffy, I find the aroma intriguing.   Fruity, sweet, malty, and
also with a fleeting bit of that Banana Laffy Taffy.   Warming, but not alcoholic.   Not floral or really
barnish.   Has more of an Ameican Triple like breadiness that emerges.   Unique, and very interesting.
Bubbley on the tongue, also tart.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Would probably feel heavier if
it were for the bubbliness of it.   Finish has a bit of soapiness to it, but it doesnt detract much.   This
one was an interesting one becuase it didnt have the big barnish/floral aspects one would associate with the style.
However, given its an Imperial example... who knows what that exactly means.   As is, good, unique, and
worthy of having again.   I take that back, there is a bit of floral aspect there... shallow, but its there.
Gription79 (2131) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: tart green apples, sweet caramel malts, hints of peach
T:peach, caramel, tart apple
This beer was a bit hot with alcohol. It does finish sweet, it feels like a fall beer not spring/summer beer. Overall I really enjoyed it.
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a bit to sweet for my liking for a saison. Pours an bright yellow with a fizzy white head that fades quickly. sweet summer fruit nose and taste with a touch of hay. Not a crisp and sharp as I thought it should be.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) clearish gold with creamy lasting tan head. Nose of sweet apricot, honey, and a bit of wet wood. Taste of apricot, very spicy, alcohol, coriander and a syrupy sweet finish.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish fruity and slightly sour spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity spicy sour yeasty finish.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden-orange color with a rather large white head.
S: Lemon zest is the most prominent aroma on this beer. It’s got an almost lemon drop candy aroma to it with all the sugary sweetness. Some yeast and a light spiciness with some oranges.
T: The flavor is pretty much exactly the same as lemon drop candies. Sweet sugar and more sugar with a bit of malt. A little bit of yeast and spice esters in there as well as some grass/straw.
M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.
O: A pretty decent beer, but the sweetness was a little much for me.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is caramel and sweet, with a weird spicy yeast note. Flavor is very upfront acidic, with notes of citrus and weird spicy hops. Earthy finish but an inappropriate malt center.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice amber color. A bit dark for a normal saison, but what the hell--this one is from Wisconsin. Nose brings forward some really nice characteristics with a bit of light malt plus some earth, caramel, light fruits, and some mild hay. The flavor is a bit sweet and not nearly as dry as many saisons. Good fruit notes and nice malt. Medium body with good carbonation. This was quite the tasty brew and I’m disappointed that I finally ran out of these; hopefully it gets brewed again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-29-2010