ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice saison. Light appearance and medium bodied. Wheat and alcohol with a touch of citrus. Tried with Jess, Jennie and Jason at the Hermann Oktoberfest.
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Midwest Belgian Beer Fest 2012 - Pours hazy deep yellow with a white head. The aroma has lots of natural root beer earthy root qualities, birch, mild sweetness and mild lightly toast malt. Medium / light body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with a very rustic rooty taste, mild toast pepper and earthy yeast. The finish is earthy, bark-like, root heavy and dry. Great beer. Didn’t seem hugely like a saison to me, but I dug everything that was there.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MWBBF. This is the second sample I grabbed all day, and I’m glad I had it with a fresh palate. Pours a cloudy golden color with a small, wispy white head. Good bit of funk in the aroma, with bready malts, lots of herbs (the multiple roots), floral notes, lemon, pepper, and vegetal notes. The flavor follows almost exactly the same lines. Refreshing and earthy. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a funky mouthfeel and dry finish. Two of my favorite new breweries of the last 12 months, and I can’t wait to see more collaborations between the two. This rocks.