zizzybalubba (1538) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery in Ft. Collins, CO. Yellowish-orange pour with a short off-white head. Distinct aroma of ripe banana and clove. The taste is more bubblegum than banana with faint tropical fruits and spices. The bitterness from the hops lingers longer than most saisons. A nice beer.
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) clear gold, bright white head. Nose is grapes, sweet, taste is pretty sweet too, grapes, light butter.
Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Odell. Pours gold piss. Aroma is French Davison yeast fruit. Taste is sugar Brett yeast, Belgium fruit. Finish quick clean.
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Odell. Slightly hazed golden pour with a white head. Nose is really estery. Big banana and pear notes. Pepper, coriander, and a touch of paper. Sweet malt. Flavor has a nice lemon flavor, apple, banana, and pear. Sweet malt and sugar. Light bitterness on the finish, some pepper, and coriander.
theisti (3348) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottled purchased at Gomers South in Kansas City, Missouri. The bottles opens with a loud pop. The pour is a hazed orange golden with a noisy off white three inch head. The aroma is sweet herbal yeast, grass, and a decent blast of sweet floral. The taste has the herbal sweet yeast up front, moving towards grass and medicinal in the finish. The sweetness is quite pronounced initially, though calmed down as the beer opened and warmed. The palate is fine, highly active carbonation with the sweet floral medicinal finish. A bit heavy on the herbal medicinal yeast and sweetness for my preference. Decent.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A careful pour into my teku glass produces a three finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a light amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright golden color when held up to the light. The aroma has a herbal, dried grass, musty, spicy, and even citrusy character to it up front. The spice character is quite earthy, almost coriander like, but there is lots of lemon pepper notes, a touch of grassy ginger notes, lots of woody notes that lean towards pepper, as well as a supporting fruit character that suggests of pears and ripe green apples. The pale malt / grain character is just barely noticeable in the nose, it accentuates a dried straw note here, and suggests at saltine crackers.
Quite prickly and spicy up front, the carbonation and the spice flavors combine to almost give this a peppery kick. The beer is quite effervescent, and fairly light bodied; it is not bone dry and light like some Saisons, as it has a touch of viscosity to it, but this is quite quaffable and light enough that it is a Saison. This has quite a bit of fruit character in the flavor with soft lemon-leaning citrus hop notes, a touch of yeast derived tartness, and an estery fermentation fruitiness that provides notes of green apples, soft pear notes and perhaps a touch of melon character. The fruit character is held well in check by the spiciness and dryness of the beer. Woody notes meld into dried hay and touches of pale wheat cracker flavors from the grain.
Quite a bit better than I was expecting for some reason; I was expecting a much denser beer, and am quite happy that this is on the light side of the beer spectrum.
jahshuwuh (455) - USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange hazy color with huge head. Smells of clove, banana, spices. A peppery taste with a little bit of sweetness, smooth finish. A little thin but overall decent saison.
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falco242 (304) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great pour with a thick white head and hazy gold look. Good saison with a hint of pepper and a slight hoppy palate. Great on a sunny day.
Cory (359) - , California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Citrus rhine aroma, a fair amount of head, cloudy golden color, well carbonated that’s a little rough on the palate but otherwise a nice light citrus and fresh grassy saison. Very enjoyable for the warm weather we have been having.
vyvvy (4396) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Perennial’s Midwest Belgian Beer Festival - Pours pale clear yellow with an off-white head. The aroma is quite herbal with what sesm like lavender, earthiness and saison bugginess. It has a fairly light body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor start with sweetness, herbal notes and spiciness. The finish has pepper, band aid, saison yeast and astringency. Good saison.