popery (1599) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is a pale golden yellow color. Fairly cloudy. The head is good sized and white, lots of fine bubbles. The aroma has a nice bright, fresh malt character with a pleasant earthy saison yeast. It’s fairly floral. Actually a bit much for me. It’s verging on medicinal territory, between the sweet grain and the flowery, perfumey note. There seems to be a peppery flavor in the mix, but it’s a bit buried. The taste starts out with a dose of pale malt sweetness. The medicinal perfume/flower flavor comes in fairly strong. Also a bit more from the spice. Dries out well in the finish. Medium bitter for the style. A bit of lingering sweetness. Light mouthfeel with some slickness in the finish. I would like to try this beer without the chamomile addition.
BVery (7604) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Perennial. Hazy orange pour with a frothy white head. Initial aroma is banana, then floral / chamomile. Slightly dry to the taste. Yummy.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ticked at Ale Arsenal. Hazy golden color with a white head leaving light foam. Floral chamomile aroma with minimal funk. The flavor it’s nice, very floral and very dry. Medium body with nice lively carbonation. Enjoyable but not crazy.
after4ever (6562) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, capped. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose white head that fades fairly quickly. Sweet grassy nose, floral; plenty of chamomile. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Soft caramel, lots of grass and floral chamomile notes. Very pleasant and easy drinking. A bit too sweet and simple to be amazing, but very well made and worth repeats nevertheless.
andrewje41 (1174) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at Special Brews. Pours a cloudy golden color with a really nice aroma with oranges and belgian yeast. Really nice mild orange spice flavor with a ton of belgian yeast in the finish. Sweet and flavorful. Really enjoyed this. A little different than your typical saison. Good stuff.
mcberko (8695) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a cloudy golden blonde with a small white head. Aroma is very nice, with notes of Belgian yeast, cereal and light farmhouse notes. Flavour brings out complex farmhouse yeast and lightly sweet cereal notes. Very well-constructed and highly drinkable. Everything I like in a non-brett saison. Excellent.
STLGoldendog (61) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear pale golden.Sweet aroma with notes of citrus. Light palate with clean finish.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5730-20130823] 750mL bottle. White wine and herbal root vegetable aroma. Hazy, brown orange body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Sweet herbal cookie flavour has a strong wet pasta note. Medium body. Really interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, jercraigs, Radek Kliber, Colin)
GenDV138 (2869) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by me. Yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, spices, herbs, citrus. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, herbs, funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
arkurzynski (1717) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy gold bordering amber. Nose of sweet, meaty citrus with light floral chamomile. Flavor is lemon and orange citrus with light rind. Fairly dry with chamomile bringing some floral sweetness. Ample carbonation.