tom10101 (3383) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12 oz). Bought at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury.
Appearance: Clear golden/orange with a medium diminishing white head and little to no lacing.
Aroma: Quite fruity with Belgian yeast, light spiciness/peppery notes and herbal hops.
Taste: Fruity. Light sweetness. Light peppery notes, yeast, decent malt backbone, light bubblegum presence and herbal notes.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A tad oily mouthfeel. Light alcohol warming in the finish. Mild lingering spiciness.
Overall: Pretty good and true to style Saison. Good fruitiness and balance. Easy to drink. Well executed.
reberiii (392) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pulling from memory: nicely rounded farmhouse ale without too much of any one note...maybe a touch heavy on the citrus soda, but that’s a good thing to me. Not too much hay, funk, or cheese flavor, just enough to give it a wildesque ale taste. Refreshing. Not a pounder, but you could easily put down several in a session.
Fukito (870) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very slightly hazy golden color with a creamy meringe like white head. Aroma is yeasty citricness/ sour mineral with some spicy phenols. Flavor is sweet spicyness with just a balancing touch of lemony sourness. Gentle spicy/ sours aftertaste. Medium palate, tasty and refreshing. Solid medium strenght saison.
dpjuart (1092) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden with rimming white head. Grassy, lemony notes in the nose. Bready, grassy notes, dirty spices and herbal finish. Dry and awesome....
dhunter5470 (3) - - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick head. Champagne like bubbles. Starts off a tad sour but ends like fine Belgian. Not my favorite but a decent beer.
jandd1983 (2922) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma was of a typical saison with Belgian yeast and some citrus orange peel. The taste was citrusy saison with Belgian yeast. Very nice.
probstblueribbon (3182) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from BOTW, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep golden with a decent white head.
Aroma: Lots of fruity esters and spicy phenolics, honey, flowers, a bit of booze, rich light malts, quite sweet and unctuous.
Palate: Medium+ body with full, creamy carbonation.
Flav.: Herbal, more phenolic than estery, though it is still somewhat fruity, rich malts, floral honey, nice; sweet with low-moderate bitterness and an estery, boozy, malty finish.
Prufrockstar (1319) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear pale, orange-ish pour with white head, moderate retention, spotty lacing. Aroma: oranges, marshmallow, banana, laffy taffy, green apple. Taste: somewhat sweet, fruity, short crisp peppery finish. Palate: medium+ body, lively carbonation, creamy texture. Overall: pretty nice for an 8% ABV 12oz-bottled saison. A little sweeter and bubble-gummy fruitier than my favorite saisons, but nothing really objectionable about it.
jookos (3078) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden hazy. Fruity belgian estery, spice peppery, nose. Light fruits (stone fruits, even a hint of banana), pale malty. Full flavoured, nice body, long finish. Fruits again, light spicy. Sort of harmonious. Refreshing too even with the high abv.
rarbring (1688) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling winey, grapes, grape-fruit, and peaches.
Appearance: A clouded dark yellow brew, an off-white head with little lacing but good curtains.
Taste: Sweet sugary start, white wine, grapes, apples and spices.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, fresh texture with a good body, a light sour dryness,
Overall: An easily accessible Saison, a bit on the sweet side.
Note: Bottle at De Klomp sampling. Reviewed 2012-06-02.