fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2007. Aroma spicy (particularly peppery) with citrus notes, particularly zest, and banana. Flavor has a rather overwhelming amount of banana for me, but the pleasant spiciness/zestiness does remain. Semi-dry, easy drinking. Very nice.
shadey (1820) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap as part of the sampler tray at the Brewery. A really quality saison. I was surprised to find such a quality Belgian styled beer in a west coast brewery. The aroma was right and the flavor has nice hay and grassy notes without being astringent. I wish I had more of this one.
edmedina (21) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is easily one of my favorite Saisons. I’ve had this one hidden for over a year and decided to give it a try tonight. It pours a clear gold. If you are fan for the mass produced beers you’ll find this one very much right there in color. It gives a lot of head no matter how you pour it. So it’ll take a little bit to get to the drinking. The aroma has a lot flowery spices jumping out here. Upon first taste I got some banana in there and what I think was nutmeg. You also get some carbonation in there but it’s not over powering. Mouth feel does leave something to be desired. It’s almost a sour after taste in there. I like how this one came out.
Ungstrup (27689) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy golden beer with a thick white head. The aroma is sweet matly with notes of citrus and spices among them coriander. The flavor is sweet spicy and malty and with a slight alcohol burn on the tongue, leading to a dry spicy finish.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold foil covered neck, caged corked 750 ml. brown bottle, blurb and bottling date (JAN 07) on the right side of the label, sampled in a tulip glass.
L: Hazy orange hued yellowish golden with a white head of frothy foam. Beneath the head is a steady stream of micro bubbles, giving head some buoyancy and staying power. Fair amount of sticky lace rings the glass.
S: Peaches and mildly tart pears, herbal spices and touches of chalk and earth, and a light raw graininess, this emits a quite aromatic saison nose.
F&T: The active carbonation gives the light body a firm, but lushly smooth, airy feel in the mouth, crisp and refreshingly dry. Sweet peaches and tart pears with a splash of orange juice , this has a pleasely tasteful fruitiness. Herbal spices, earthy stems and chalk complement the pale sugary and crushed raw grainy malt flavors. A soft hop spiciness towards the end adds to the nicely dry yeasty and malty finish.
I thought this was an excellent saison, quite pleasant drinkability, another well done brew from Pelican.
highlandlad (1394) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A solid US saison but a tad sweet. Looked grand - cloudy gold with a vast head. Clean, creamy aroma of dusty wheat sack, bready malts and citrus. Soft mouthfeel. Too many residual sugars for my taste. Banana, some nice sour wheaty notes and curious green capsicum before a dry finish. (Ecze’s Ashfield RB gathering 07. Thanks Linc for sharing this one)
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle provided by Styles. Clear pale body with a large white head. The nose is floral and herbal with notes of bread and pepper. The flavor is fairly dry with pepper, spice, bread, hay and lemon. Medium body is soft with heavy and tight carbonation.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, 2007 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a large off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, lemon, coriander, floral, orange, light spruce, cereal, and other herbs. Flavor of floral hops, coriander, light fruitiness, and more herbs.
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Hazy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. Herbal, spicy nose of white pepper, cumin, pale grains and avocado with traces of orange peel and pineapple. Terrific balance; herbal flavor with pale malt sweetness and spicy bitterness. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy, herbal, lightly bitter finish. Big time thanks goes out to Bu11zeye for sharing his bottle!
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007. Pours with a thick and tall head, frothy and shiny, white, with fun lacing. The body is a cloudy gold/orange with totally suspended yeast particulates that add microscopic texture to a beautiful appearance. Heavy multi-cereal grains, lots of pineapple, orange mild apricot and herbal and lightly grassy hops charge at me in the first nosing. this aroma is exceptionally unique, admirably complex, doughy and appetizing. Light pepper in a great yeast profile. The flavor produces heavy esters, heavy alcohol, boisterous fruit, lesser pineapple, an addition of tangerine and is engaging and accellerated by quenching medium acidity. Sweetness is mild to medium, bitterness low to mild, acidity moderate, all balanced well. The palate is oily, medium bodied, very fizzy and highly carbonated but fun. Finishes dry and lightly spicy, fruit and yeast lingering, hoppy bitterness sticking around even longer. A great beer, very highly drinkable and one to remember. This is very satisfying. Pelican rocks.