Doofgoblin (281) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is quite good! It’s more on the lemony, floral, yeast side of a saison. The clove and peppery nature is really faint. The carbonation is up there where you’d expect it. The finish is nice with no detectable flaws. Doesn’t have the funk of other saisons, but hey. Solid and drinkable...lotion, more lotion...your feet are like a prehistoric riverbed...
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an okay saison though not the best offering from odell. Dry and floral with a subtle citrus and pepperiness.
BVery (5944) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Slightly hazy light gold pour with a small white head. Tart apple, pepper, some clove - decent. Pretty unique.
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour, white head. Funky flavors, a bit of tartness, earthy notes, some spice, green banana, yeasty goodness. I like this one.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement), with notes of bubble gum / cotton candy and alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
I wouldn’t call this a saison, but I will admit it doesn’t tarnish the name nearly as much as some examples. It’s too sweet, too boozy, and the nose itself is a pretty generic Belgian (strong-ish) blonde ale odor. Their own commercial description about "banana-and-clove" being a traditional saison odor kind of suggests a root problem of targeting characters they perhaps shouldn’t have been (even though this beer doesn’t really possess either banana or clove aromas IMHO...it’s definitely more in the cotton candy / bubble gum vein wrt esters, and I don’t really get clove OR pepper phenols...it’s more just raw alcohol, grainy malt, and basement-ish yeast smells instead). Looks nice, but that’s about it...quite mediocre, organoleptically speaking. Overpriced for the quality, as is sadly too often the case in the beer world these days.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours hazy pale dark gold orange color with a large fluffy pillow of white head that slowly settles to a foamy film and spotty lacing. Aroma has pepper yeast and bubblegum scents and some nice florals and hints of citrus. Taste is floral and bready with yeast bubblegum some pepper and citrus hops. Palate is chalky fizzy and dry. Nice and traditional Saison in my opinion.
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. The smell is yeast, spiced, fruit, clove, and Belgian. The look is clear, golden orange in color, and has a off white head. The taste is banana, clove, yeast, wheat, and ok.
jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold with a decent off-white head. Aroma is heavy floral, perfume, grain. Taste is of lemon, floral, light clove, with a hint of banana in the finish.
Tmoney99 (10412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured hazy dark golden color with an average to large frothy white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy yeast, spice and sweet fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced complex spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.
oneeighthcuban (106) - - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells a little like bananas and belgiany like yeast. Really good saison with a little spicyness to it. A really tasty refreshing crisp beer
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