beastiefan2k (2647) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into St. Augustine chalice. I think this was bottled about 6 months ago. I only got this beer because I am ticking Pike (and I sort of, kind of, mmmmm, like Pike). I have been putting off drinking it because of the uninspired (and sweet) Tripel. The beer pours a dark golden color, completely clear through out (read: filtered). Aroma surprises me by NOT being overly estery or sweet. WOoooo!!!! Aroma is bitter, dough, faint sweetness, grainy character, a little candi crust. Flavor has no bubblegum or banana. Lots of good bitterness and herbalness in the flavor. Not sweet but strong bitterness and thick bread malt. A little light lemony character at the end of the flavor. Really surprising and I like it.
malrubius (1938) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from total Wine. Pale hazy copper with lasting head and lace. Floral fruity lemon pastry aroma. Medium tropical fruit sweetness with spicy peppery citrus bitterness and very dry finish. Soft carbo and light body. This beer was made for my personal tastes. Wicked fuckin excellent.
ChrisSc (321) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall: a nice, drinkable beer. Delivers on the naming of the beer - saison with hoppy characteristics.
chicowv (470) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650mL: pours hazy golden with a huge white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, musty, citrus. Taste is equally balanced with bitter and sweet. Flavors of Belgian yeast, mango, clove, and slightly grassy. Lots of flavors slightly more sweet than other saisons I have tried. Smooth, easy to drink, good mouthful. Fun beer, very strong.
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great nose and palate. Smells and taste like an IPA more than a Saison. Bitter and floral, very frothy, solid.
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very active white head rises from the glass. Aromatics of lemon, thyme, fresh pit fruit, and a little bit of pine. Fresh-tasting, with a medium finish and a bit sticky mouthfeel. Not too reminiscent of a saison.
JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2014
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Appearance: clear bright gold into a chalice; huge, thick, frothy bright white head, with giant swathes of lace and hyperactive carbonation jets--it’s a pretty beer. Aroma: strong nose of kaffir lime, lemon zest, tangerine, apricot, with an undertone of light cracker, pie crust, and a hint of funk. Taste: hugely bitter, with muddled and musty hops overpowering all other flavors; it’s a mess, but I’m getting lime, pineapple, some pine, pickle juice (!?) and a lot of dust. Finish: lingering bitter must that dries my mouth to an insane degree. Notes: Wow. Looked so pretty to start with, and smelled ok, but it’s like someone took a basic saison and indescriminately dumped bag after bag of homebrewer’s hops into it with no rhyme or reason. I despised this beer.
jcnielsen (2364) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Malty, yeasty, dusty, citrus flavors. Pretty decent.
andrewje41 (900) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. Pours a dark gold with a unique sour apple aroma for a saison. Light ape flavor with some spice. A unique saison overall. Not bad, but definitely not what I expected. Pretty good.
adnielsen (9629) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Jon’s place on the 4th. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a creamy off white head. Aroma has slightly dank, piney hops in the nose with fruity yeast, tropical fruit, and orange citrus. A touch tart. Slightly earthy, bitter hoppy flavor. Bready yeast. Lemon citrus. Fairly high bitterness. Kind of interesting but could use some work.