Koelschtrinker (9872) - 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 (2360) - 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 (12785) - 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
jrallen34 (3478) - 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.
NielsenRatings (8096) - 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.
Dixonian (1549) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle thanks to jjfoodie.
Murky orangish brown colored brew, fizzy off-white head. Boozy aroma, smells of peaches and bubblegum. Flavor is doughy, estery yeast, and more peach. Not bad - a tab on the hot side for under 9%.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks John! .. . Pours a dark murky tan, big fizzy head that dies down completely .. . very sharp! the booze is so apparent.. . flavours of peach skin, yeast, and light fruit- with a boozy kick on every cringing sip .. . someone you really have to prime up to, a bit much for the first beer of the evening.. . So it turns out there’s life on other planets. Boy, this is really going to change the Miss Universe contest, you know what I mean?
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle in trade from Lushawn. Huge thank you! Golden amber with a solid head. Nose is great! High fruitiness and spice. Pear and peach. Taste is great too. Lots of spicy movement and middle sweetness. Lovely.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mayne this shit got me jazzy. It pours a nice golden hue with a foamy white head. It has an abundance of fuity flavors and some spiciness.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Body is a uniformly translucent golden hue. Pours with a 2-3 finger foamy white headwhich eventually fades to 1/2 finger and leaves traces of lacing behind in the glass.
S- Nose is mild-with lemon, floral hops, and bready yeast. A hint of funk is there as well.
T- Initial flavor is loaded with lemon. A hint of floral hops accent the flavor with a bready yeast backbone and a hint of yeast funk. Floral hops are the higlight of the finish as well as a blast of citrus flavor. A hint of floral hop bitterness lingers with some citrus.
M- High carbonation and a light to medium weight, slightly dry body.
D- This is a good saison overall-it has a lot more lemon presence than most. Job well done by New Glarus.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-04-2010 03:56:25