ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice light hazy yellow pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is straw, floral, smells like spring. Flavor is floral, light chamomile, straw, crisp crackers. Dry. a little funky. Nice.
neepsntatties (1420) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Colour...light hazy gold with a thin white head. Nose...chamomile galore and loads of white peach aromas. Palate...bitter up front and then delightful hits of chamomile buds and chamomile tea. There’s yeasty bits and slight funk to go with the dry palate, and the finish is long with more tea like notes.
beertholomeus (1239) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy pale gold color with a white head. Yeast, funk, fruit and spice aroma. Yeast, funk, pear, peach, apple, apricot, spice and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a fruit and yeast finish.
JK (5028) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was the best new (to me) saison I have had in a long time, on tap at Brasserie V, Madison on Friday night before the Great Taste. Hazy, yellow color. aroma with cinnamon and yeast. Soft flavors of ripe pear, cinnamon, and flower tea, which is where the chamomile comes through. Very good.
jaymobrown (1746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Could really taste the chamomile in the flavor and other light fruity flavors. Light color. Delicious.
onceblind (5692) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light gold, slightly hazy, with a thin foamy white ring around the top. Light barn/Belgian aroma, little else. The flavor is crisp and blonde and saison estery with a crisp herbal hop bitterness and a touch of blonde estery Belgian crispness.
AirForceHops (4681) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer! Aroma is nice botanicals, chamomile, yeast that is lightly fruity (bubblegum?), dusty. The body has a nice chewy texture, mildly lingering chamomile. The yeast presence is very well integrated throughout giving decent balance between flowers and fruit. I really like this.
WillRunForBeer (1511) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Pours orange gold with a big white head. Pour slowly or this will foam right over! Aroma is melon, herbs, Belgian yeast. Flavor is honey, wheat. Fairly dry and leaves a chamomile coating on the tongue, like Sleepytime tea.
Nickls (2001) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gusher, but not explosive. Frothy white head, hazy darker rusty orange. Earthy honey, crackers, floral spices, and hay in the aroma. Getting more honey at first than anything, slight chamomile, light hay, dough, and a peppery finish. Lighter body, right carbonation, and very slick.
jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slight hazy light golden body. Big, frothy white head, lasting. Aroma of chamomile, citrus, lemon, spice, herbs, light earthiness. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Chamomile dominates the taste, but there are notes of citrus, pepper. Tart finish. Fairly clean. Undercarbonated for a saison. Still, a pleasant surprise.
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Received this 750mL bottle in a trade -- poured into a Prairie Flute. Hazy golden color with soft herbal and citrus notes. Flavor is a smooth peppery-citrusy cascade of malt sweetness. Great Saison. No one does this style better.