argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, strawberry, some honeydew, straw, yeast. Taste is medium sweet, straw, grapefruit, some yeast, light bread. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This didnít quite fit under the regular Farmhouse, or the barrel aged version. A special cask at Churchkey. Murky pale yellow color, scant white edge head. Aroma of vanilla, pine, citrus. Taste is sour and dusty straw and lemon. The oak chips added an earthiness and maybe some bretty characteristics. Not bad.
Earlier Rating: 2/24/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Draft at Smoke and Barrel. Hazy golden color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of straw, hay, white pepper. Taste is pine, subtle lemon, straw. Not bad.
Lubiere (9423) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden saison with a thin white head. In aroma, nice pungent honey malt with wild herbs and beautiful hops, wild grass. In mouth, a nice herbaceous malt with fruity esters, herbal hops, nice and smooth. On tap at Lioní s Pride July 31., 2012.
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Maxís Taphouse. Pours lightly hazy gold to orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is fruity, floral and pine hops with biscuit malt and pear esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with light malt and fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Sammy (8092) - 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.
GT2 (7863) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at smoke and Barrel. Pours clear golden. Weak head but nice lacing. Nose is lemon, wood, chemical cleaner. Taste is dusty, minty, anesthetic, chemical cleaner. Astringent, chemical finish. Uh, why does dc get all this oxbow stuff? Send it back.
Earlier Rating: 12/15/2012 Total Score: 3
Tap at CK. Might be aliased. Thanks to Travlr! Pours a full haze, low carbonation, near white SRM 3 pour. Spotty lace. Nose is herbal, tropical, pineapple, sticky candies, some phenolic/plastic fresh diaper. Taste is pretty weak- cedar, celery, vitamin C, minerals. Palate weak, seltzer.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Bubblegum esters ride this Saisonís citrusy hops and spicy bitterness, while light straw kindles a cracking finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy opaque blond.
-Mouthfeel is bubbly and quenching.
-The bubblegum character might be a bit too much for my tastes, but it works very well with the rest of the flavor profile.
-The hop character is also quite leafy in the finish.
On tap at Novare Res.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lionís Pride. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Lemon and musk on the nose. Crisp and bright, lovely lemon and citrus. Musky, soft bitterness.
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Duckfat in Portland. Beautiful orange-kissed gold colour, quite hazy. Lovel aroma of floral citrus and rustic yeast. The palate balances fresh tropical fruit hoppy character, delicate florals, and rustic hearty yeast perfectly. So drinkable! Loved it.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A very harmonious blend of rustic Saison character and sharp citrusy-lemony refreshing APA. Excellent session beer..
How: Tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury VT.
The look: Cloudy orange-blond body topped by a medium white head.
In long: Nose is hop-forward (mostly tropical fruits) with rustic yeast still managing to shine. On the very first sip I liked the comfortable lively body. The taste offers a perfect balance between rusticity and sharp/refreshing fruity hops (grapefruits, tropical fruits, lemon juice). A finish this is as much lemony-tart as it is actually bitter. A tasty and refreshing beer that stands out from the pack. I liked this beer so much that I wanted to share a pint with someone I didnít even know but he told me to stop drinking from his beer and buy my own.