Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from the co-op in Viroqua, WI. Shiny orange pour, nice layer of milk-white head. Heavy fruit nose—papaya, ginger, bubblegum, a little raw earth. Peach fruit flavor, with some alcohol sweetness up front, (though pleasantly dry finishing) some garden mint and a general spicy character. Fairly delicate for the strength. A bit unfocused and noisy as it is now, but seems like the sort of thing that has lots of potential to gain interest with a couple of years on it.
Homer321 (2625) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2015
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from the rotter. Pours a murky reddish-brown with a small off white head. Nose is malt and honey with some paper oxidized notes. Light rose-like esters. Taste is a garbled mess of super high alcohol and sucrose to the point of diabetes. Weird phenolics of mint, followed by a chest burning alcohol. Looks like this one didn’t hold up well if it was ever that good at all. Gross
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"mostly yeast, fruit (apricot, peach) and a little funk in the aroma. bright orange with big fluffy white head. well carbonated and lively. flavors fruity as well, with a little tang to it. reminded me more of a BSA than any saison. a touch of warming alcohol lingers. less tart, getting lemony sour as it warms. overall nice n unique, maybe a little too much going on...like the oaked sour porter. good, not great."
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bu11zeye. Pours amber with a slight off-white head. Aroma is a little cooked caramel. With fruit. Med body or so. Flavor is a bit cooked caramel and some lightly sour fruit. Not quite dry. Malt tends to obscure a bit of earthiness. May be over age. Comes out finally like sucking a peach pit.
marcus (7454) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours amber with an attractive beige head and a fruity aroma. There is also a fermented peach flavor with some strange spice and esters. Unique.
DrSilverworm (8339) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing... Probably a 4 year old bottle. Yeah, it’s tasting off... A bit of oxidization here up front. This is likely my only chance to try this, so may as well rate... Clear red orange color. Thin off-white head. Loose bits of lace. Lots of dark fruit, raisin in the nose. Raspberry preserves, fig. Get some of the apricot in the smell. Some oxidization up front, but that fades away pretty quickly, palate gets accustomed to it. There’s some good mild sour taste, lightly spicy, moderate bitter, light sweet taste. Dark fruit in the flavor, some interesting belgian yeast / spice character. Finishes with a sort of musty dry kind of papery flavor, but it doesn’t ruin the beer. There’s a lot to appreciate here still. It’s a very unique, interesting saison, that much is very clear. Just a light nice bit of heat on the back end. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Looking past the oxidization... It’s pretty solid, interesting stuff. A unique, enjoyable experience. Thanks, Brad, for the chance to try this.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 Extra in a trade. Pungent apricot and slight turned fruit. Super sweet, hard to finish. Old.
JPDurden24 (1650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange/gold color with some spicy and citrus notes. Its a decent saison, but seen its better days.
weihenweizen (2156) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a sample glass. Pours translucent tawny with small off-white head. Taste is tart with some ginger. Not my thing.
JStax (3676) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper with a white head of foam. . Tastes estery and fruity. Sweet and bready. Nice for the style.
madbeerbaron (19) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
More tart than most saisons, sweet smell, orange-brown in color. Really enjoyed this as a beer buts its probably not the best example of a saison. Thanks to madvike for this one.