Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed from a 16.9oz bottle in a stemless wine glass. The beer pours a nice medium yellow color, with a moderate white head. The nose is initially a bit unpleasant, showing grainy notes mixed with an unnamed aroma. However, as the beer warms, pleasant notes of lemongrass, southern hemisphere spices, and citrus come through. The palate reveals a well-brewed and conceived saison; light spice and lemon up front, a slight malt character in the mid-palate, and a dry finish. Mouthfeel and carbonation are appropriate to style. Overall, a very enjoyable example that, perhaps as an apt indication of this enigmatic style, takes its time to reveal its true beauty.
Elwood (3022) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow pour with a decent white head. Light grass and hay in the nose. A pleasant touch of yeast on the palate with some light cracker notes. Grass and lemon finish. No Dupont, but quite nice.
crlnts (171) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Saison aroma. Small white head. Hazy yellow. Yeasty, lemony, not dry enough to be perfect.
jookos (1908) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Yellow, hazy, well carbonated. Citrusy, light coriander, hayish pale malty nose. Belgy yeastyness, very typical saison aroma. Smooth medium full body, refreshing, flavourful nice. This is a really clean, nice, text-book saison. Can’t find anything bad about it, except that it’s almost too textbooky.
reebtogi (4039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with some citrus. Taste is a fruity and malty sweetness with a light earthy and yeasty finish. Light to medium body with good carbonation. A decent saison, but not quite up their with the best of the style.
HipHopOpotamus (228) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little bit light in the taste but still good, a session drinking Saison, nice on a warm evening.
maximet (39) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden clear, nice white, thick foam. Pepper, malt sugar, zesty, spice. Taste of malt, spice, a little bit dry. Aftertaste is short, malted and sweet.
Mark_Eck (371) - - JUN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a clear light golden color. Aroma is sweet yeast and malts. Taste is similar to the aroma.
fourpack (56) - NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color. Tiny white foam. Goes down easy. No aftertaste. Smells of wheat. Little carbonation. Little bit boring.
drsandman (188) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Albion NYC. Pours fairly clear yellow gold, small but lively head @ carbo. Aroma is bready, lots of pear & lemon, wheat, vague yeast. Flavor is similar, crispy zesty saison.. clean & drinkable.
Derek881 (996) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a hazy straw-gold color with rising bubbles and a smallish foamy white head with short retention, and very little cling or lacing. Its aroma was a pleasant blend of floral scents with pine, yeast, wheat, and straw; perhaps some citrus fruit too. The taste was a sour fruity and floral mix with some herbal notes and bits of grain and yeast, along with a light sweet-bitter blend of citrus. It had a fairly lively and watery mouthfeel which was somewhat filling and crisp.