Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice herbal nose, very malty backdrop for a range of flavors, including pepper, bread, banana and a general floral note. A nice beer, clearly well crafted, but a bit too cloying.
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BeerKurve (513) - - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belgian Yeasts, Floral & Piney Hops, and a fairly moderate malty backbone with some black pepper notes. Pretty good
Beerman6686 (5067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of flowers, light hops, and yeast. Flavor similar, pretty standard Solon’s Belgian offering from ommegang
CObiased (95) - - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a rich hazy unfiltered golden honey hue with a perfect frothy head. An upfront yeasty wheat flavor turns into a citrusy ale with cream notes. Delicious, smooth body
EvanFriend (363) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very light both in color and in body, floral tastes/smells as advertised, also an aroma of pepper and a bright, lemony flavor that makes this an excellent beer for a long summer day.
BLADT (674) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Hazy, golden yellow with pillowy white head atop. Minimal lacing. Floral perfume of hops, cut hay, lemon and light funk. Zippy. Medium to light body. Effervescent. Good showing of earthy hops. Peppery and dry. Lemon tartness holds the middle. Bready yeast. Some pear flesh. A small amount of funk on finish. Flavors play a bit rough with each other, but otherwise solid execution. Good summer sipper.
JDBaker11058 (1446) - Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: bright honeyed gold, lightly hazed, with a huge, fluffy electric white head that slowly shrinks to a thick, creamy cap that lasts for the entire tulip. Aroma: hugely floral, with honeysuckle, rose hips, light marmalade, lemongrass, wet grass, and white pepper. Taste: floral hops are front and center, with nice honey and champagne notes underneath; hint of citrus (orange peel) coriander, and clove. Finish: lasting floral sweetness, slowly drying. Notes: Typically overpriced bottle from Gilly’s in Rockville, MD. However, a typically superb offering from Ommegang. Slick but effervescent palate. Flowery hops nicely showcased, combined with that excellent house yeast...mmmm.
HonusWagner (1692) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good example of the style, extremely floral on the nose, like being in a well kept flower garden with a variety of different breeds, not as light and easy drinking as you might expect from the style and a bit of the herbal quality becomes harsh on the finish or else this would be an unbelievable beer.
blklab2007 (2070) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a golden color with a huge two finger white head and heavy visible carbonation. Aroma has Belgian yeast, mild hops, flowers, and a touch of sweetness. Mouth feel is light and again there is heavy side carbonation. Flavor has flowers, mild sweetness, perfume, Belgian yeast, grains, and light peppery spice into the finish.
islay (1378) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-22-14. Nice, sharp, tart, salty aroma verges on sour. Lemongrass, dandelion, and rhubarb scents. Definitely hoppier in aroma than is a typical saison, but the hops aren’t overwhelming in the smell. Pours an initially clear, pale gold but later cloudy, light tan. Highly effervescent. Moderate to large amount of substantial, fluffy, uneven, off-white head. Produces decent lacing. Dry, chalky, dusty, dirt-like, earthy, mineral-y flavor features grapefruit and lemon citrus as well as black pepper elements. Quite hoppy. I wish the flavors were a bit stronger. A touch of chemical taste, but not strong enough to detract significantly from the flavor. Dry aftertaste. Light to medium body. Frothy in the palate. Good, summer / hot weather palate effects. Overall, this is a good beer. It is enjoyable and appropriate for the season. It is very much a saison, albeit a notably hoppy one.