thirdeye11 (5952) - 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 (21888) - 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 (15270) - San Leandro, 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 (5016) - , 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
Koelschtrinker (15747) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sehr bananiger Geruch, der in Teilen schon übertrieben und künstlich süß wirkt. Im Antrunk kommt dies weniger stark vor, dennoch ist die Bananigkeit als zu stark einzustufen. Daneben ist das Bier natürlich deutlich hefig, leicht sauer. Wenig nach Zitrusfrucht. Danach bietet das Bier weniger und klingt bereits früh ab. Ziemlich hefig-bananiger Abgang. 10/8/7/8/11/8
Blairgus (3927) - California, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 April 2011, bottle w/ cgarvieuk. med dark yellow with some tan in it. great nose. alcohol and apricots. like a barley wine but apricots instead of raisins. med body and moderately fizzy. big alcohol and apricots. some yeast in the background and some dry cologne (?). really interesting. i like this.
cgarvieuk (20225) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home .... light dark amber ... soft sweet honeyed fruits ... light fizzy ... sweet juicy fruits ... apricot ... light toffee ... some lemon ... ligth sourness
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a dark gold with a little orange. It has crazy carbonation bringing about a finger off-white head that has great retention and lacing. The head itself is nice and creamy.
The aroma is pretty light, smells like any other saison.
The tatse is awesome, not at all what I was expecting and not at all like a saison. It starts out pretty sweet, actually is a little sour and finishes better, very complex.
The feel is ok, decent drinkability.
Probably, one of my favorite saison’s, mostly because it doesn’t taste like one.
adnielsen (10374) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Iowa City hotel. Hazy orange body with a big orangish white head. Spicy, yeasty, apricot, wild Belgian ale aroma. Sweet, yeasty, and quite fruity that’s somewhat spicy and a light sourness with hints of peach and other light fruits. Sweet, yeasty finish. Not a traditional saison but a tasty, somewhat fruity Belgian ale nonetheless.