olio (5969) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar.
Pours pale golden color with a small head. Faint barnyard on the nose, some fruits, caramel and grass. Yeast and grass on the flavor with mild gooseberries and grape fruits.
MadRobin (1868) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Scion restaurant in Silver Spring, MD. Hazy, golden amber with a small off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of citrus zest, hay, yeast, earthiness, lemon, spice and grass. Taste of lemon, cloves, yeast, spice, pepper, grass, citrus zest and biscuit malt. Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A spiced aroma and a balanced and flavorful lightly spiced front with a smooth finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kiwi_daz (44) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dissapointing, this beer seems more of a pale ale than saison. Was hoping for a nice dry saison with complementing hops. The phenolic saison influence just wasn’t there.
Sammy (8414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is brett in here, good drinkable farmhouse. On tap at Bierkraft. Understated bit of funk.
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Churchkey - Washington, DC. Light yogurt and lavender aroma, with a bit of film and lactic acid. Flavors come through with generic early sourness and lots of soapy florals. This is one of the style of American Saison that I’ve grown weary of (a la Stillwater and more recent, underaged Jolly Pumpkin), overly floral, with accents of ethyl acetate and too young wild fermentation. The almond, peppercorn, and lavender florals of this are too much to make it enjoyable for me.
WillRunForBeer (564) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at North Point. Pours cloudy pale gold with a sticky white head. Aroma is citrus, cidery yeast and a touch of peppery spice. Tastes much like it smells. Finish is dry, with enough bitterness to make you want another sip.
Jur (260) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Smoke & Barrel, DC.
Pours hazy straw-yellow, negligent head.
Not much of a nose, but it came fairly cold from the tap. Mild citrus sour, no hardcore funk, but nicely bitter and drinkable beer. Hop Bitters overshadow the saison a bit. Little fizzy.
Godofthecellar (650) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft poured pale yellow with a thin layer of foamy head. Smell and taste of saison yeast and hops, clean refreshing and crushable
jredmond (5260) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Proletariat with Linh. Pours a light amber with thick, soapy white lacing. Aroma is farmhouse funky saison and crisp grass. Mouthfeel is dry and crisp - seems like they’ve found a nice stride between funky farmhouse saison and a crisp, American pale ale. The dryness from both the hops and the saison works well.