NeuroPliny (85) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 cc bottle. Cloudy apricot colour with generous off-white head. Aroma is orange, coriander, peach, and yeast. Flavour is farmhouse yeast, orange, and apricot on a background of subtle sweet malts. Goes down really easy.
krompt (611) - - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Girl you got some sweet hips and some sweet juicy thighs. Put em in a bicrowave and they get KUURRRMARIZE!!" - Dr. Raps PHD
Stuedmaster (126) - Vista, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle with cork and cage. North Coast Brewery does it again, this is an exceptional saison! Aroma of pineapple, oranges, and nutty Belgian yeast. Nice orange/gold pour with a billowing white head that leaves lacing. Very balanced flavor, notes of citrus, earthy, nutty yeast. It has just the right amount of hops for the style and is very refreshing. Highly carbonated, creamy texture, medium body, and smooth finish. The price was good for this quality, around $7 for the bottle. And it has an abv of 7.9% which is well hidden and quite strong for a saison.
mathieuc (919) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Parker Pie. Pours a nice and light golden with a thin white head that leaves really nice lacing patterns. Aroma hits the right spot: fruity and really saison-esque. Taste is also fruity and loaded with fresh cereals. Not really bitter, a classic saison. Ends on lightly sweet but mainly fruity notes. Body is moderate, carbonation high. Really nice, I’d drink that again and again!
DenverLogan (744) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 375ml corked bottle into an older stem Stella glass. Pours a golden yellow with a giant head and lace. Aroma of barnyard and field herbs. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of amber malts, lemon verbena, lemongrass, slight white pepper. Overall a very flavorful and drinkable saison without too much herb, citrus, or pepper bite.
EtTuCthulhu (843) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is a deep cloudy golden color with a large white head that fades fairly quickly to a white ring, and the subtle aroma blends sour fruit and Belgian yeast. The taste is a pleasant blend of a mild sweetness and a mild sourness, and the palate fuses a fizzy carbonation, medium body, slick texture, and a long finish.
Danyel (441) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Smells like bread, citrus, spices, fruit. Very carbonated, light bodied, good spice, really nice. Great beer.
commonmac (158) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at new Haskells and poured into tulip glass. Deep golden, maybe orange color. Slight unfiltered, cloudy appearance. Spicy aroma. Tart fruit. Taste filled with spice and plenty of alcohol. Effervescent comes to mind. Aftertaste is kind of bitter and carries the spice theme to the end. A more rounded saison than expected.
commonshawn (230) - - DEC 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large corked Bottle. From haskells. Golden almost orange with white head. Sweet and spicy slight fruit aroma. Spicy and alcohol, yeast in middle. Bubbly and spicy mouthfeel. Long lasting finish that balances sweet and bitter. Good flavor and plenty of it. Nice beer.
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 375 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with a fine white head. Aroma of flowers and banana. Flavors of white pepper and belgian yeast. Medium body, high carbonation, effervescent finish.