tvazteca (20) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. Itís smell is nice in bready malts and clovey yestiness. Itís a go-to beer for me when I just want to relax and drink something nice and easy.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy gold with some creamy, white head. Nose is nice and floral, some perfume, some herbs, lightly malt, honey. Flavor is the same, mildly gristy, very floral, lightly herbal, lightly sweet. Clean finish. Very nice. Solid session beer.
TBone (11230) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @Cambridge, 1.
Slightly hazy orange color, creamy white head. Saison yeasty, spicey-fruity aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Typical Saison yeast flavor, green apple. Crisp. A bit watery and "too easy" Saison for my liking.
Beerathon (791) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazing how much flavor is packed into this light ABV brew. The spice from the yeast with the bubbly carbonation and floral hoppiness is enjoyable.
ScipioA (136) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks pretty good, foamy and hazy yellow/orange. My first impression of the aroma is Christmas cookie spices, quite pleasant. Also some fruity yest notes, some banana in there. The flavor is sweet and a little tart, more banana yeast presence than in the aroma. Tasty and really refreshing. Moderate carbonation and a slightly dry finish. At 3.8 you can tell itís alcoholic but it certainly wonít knock you down. Notch focuses on making "sessionable" beers which I guess are intended for all-day day drinking. I can see drinks like this being popular with the dieting calorie counters who are mainly limited to nasty Bud lights and the dreadful MGD 64.
queenholly (2411) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Cloudy straw gold with a large white head. Pineapple, Belgian yeast, sweet bready malt, and spice aroma. Spicy Belgian yeast, bready malt flavor with a mild hoppy finish. Medium body, lively carbonation. Nice.
kramer (4352) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a one finger fizzy white head that faded fairly quickly. The nose is really nice, very floral and delicate with a light pale maltiness. The flavor is also very light and delicate with a nice floral spiciness and minimal maltiness. On the drier side, which is nice, but I could do with a little bit of yeastiness in here, itís very filtered. Light bodied and very easy drinking with soft fizzy carbonation. Sessionable for sure, I could have a few of these.
UncleJ (16) - - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
The brewers of this beer prove that bold taste and delightful complexity don't have to rely on high gravity and high abv. A bit astringent which makes drinking a lot of it somewhat of a task, doubly unfortunate given its label as a "session" beer, Notch Saison is a nearly perfect table beer. It is full of flavor from the malt (including some Golden Naked Oats?), hops, AND yeast with each component adding its own level of nuance to the overall flavor.
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drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. pours deep golden with white head. aroma is sour, some brett and vinegar, some florals. flavor is tart, some bile notes, mineral and floral. doesnít come off as intentionally soured but either way itís not so good.
BroSpud (1516) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Somewhat thin and bland but still an OK example of the style especially given the low ABV.
beerbill (3178) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at Lucca in Boston, MA. Arrived at the table a hazy gold with a very thin white head that left very little lace. The aroma is mild malt and citrus with a hint of funk and same stale hay. The flavor is similar to the aroma with that same stale hay component that Iím not sure really belongs. This beer seems a bit tired. Light-medium bodied. Bitter but lacking flavor at the finish. Not a fan.