KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from bleeng at the October Houston tasting. Thanks!
Pours an average yellow with an aroma of garbage food and vegetable. Watery lemon zest flavor. Average mouthfeel. Not enough oomph.
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 bottle thanks to bleeng shared at October Houston Tasting. Pours a cloudy yellowish orange with a thin white head. Nose is yeast, lemon and spice. taste is apple, lemon and nutty. Mouthfeel is medium. this was a forgettable, but easy-drinking saison.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours a cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of mustiness, plastic, light citrus, floral, and butterscotch. Flavor of sweet malt, butter, herbal tea, florals, and light citrus.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Yellow to golden in color with not too much head. Smell is butter, oily, fruits, musty. Taste is light fruit, spiced, plastic. Decent but a little off.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, golden color, strong nose of rotting fruits, flavors of apple juice and nuts, finish is buttery smooth
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewpub. Hazy dark gold with a fleeting head. Aroma is tart wheat with some mild spices. Medium body with light carbonation. Nice grainy malt, lightly tart wheat flavors with a hint of clove. Tastes more like a basic wheat ale than a Saison. Decent enough flavor, just not what i’d expect from this style.
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to travita. nice opaque yellow with a ring of white froth. malts, spices and an overall earty scent. that’s quite a peppery beer. very smooth on the palate and a smooth finish actually.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2008 (22oz bottle from brewery with weeAnaP on August 1, 2008) Thin, weak white head that left no lacing. Super cloudy pale orange color. Yeasty aroma with corriander. Taste is yeasty, almost sour. Clean, light, not heavy and leaves no real aftertaste other than a little yeast left at the base of the nasal thingy. Cheeks starting to feel like they’re puckering. A good saison, just a little watery for my taste. Would have liked a little more spice.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice light hazy copper with a foamy slightly diminishing head. Aroma is initially straight forward saison yeast character- bready, doughy, slight sea salt and turns a bit lemony earthy adn a hint of wierd funk- reminded me a bit of an older fantome. Good doughy malt flavor at first, but turns a bit lemony lactic and crackery with more salt in the end and lots of yeasty phenols.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
7-6-08 bottle shared by midaszero
Clear yellow orange with a thin off white head. Smell is fruity and funky and a bit musky. Flavor is light and watery and just a bit too bland. Flavor is too light and smell is a touch inbalanced. Overall, not awful.