Prufrockstar (875) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Clear gold, wispy white head. Mineral, bubblegum, earth toast and grass. Reasonably dry with an ipa-level bitter finish that lasts. Medium body. Overall: okay local saison-ipa.
Thewade (311) - USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Yardhouse in Seattle. Excellent saison. Slight orange notes. Easy to drink and enjoyable.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total wine McLean. Pours orange with a thick white pillow head. Nice funkiness on the nose. Some nice hop virtue on the tongue but not as much of the barnyard as I was hoping. Finishes clean. Solid.
skoisirius (1628) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium bodied with a nice grass element to it. Quite a banger in the spice department, fills out the flavors well. Peppery almost, if you will. Hints of lemon hops in there as well. Good tasty brew, not outstanding.
khays (53) - - APR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells estery, yeasty and fruity (raspberry and pear notes) and there is a very slight metallic smell. Pours a golden colour, looks highly carbonated and clear. White finger width head.
Complex flavour, sweet and bitter, like grapefruit peel, hints of raspberry, strawberry, spices, grass and pear. Lack the funk that is usually present with saisons.
Medium body, sweet to begin with, creamy in the middle, a bit bitter near the end and slightly astringent to finish.
Perhaps this is a little too refined for a saison, no haze, clear taste, no funk and really amazing flavour. The bitter finish leaves you feel like you just are grapefruit peel, which is all. Would fault this beer for.
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - thanks glkaiser. Full disclosure - I am not a big Pike fan, so I was a bit predisposed to not like this one perhaps. Pour hazy amber, small white head, great lacing. Aroma is yeasty, grass, lemon grass, black pepper, grain. Flavor is the same, light sweet, zesty bitterness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Finish is a bit zesty-metallic, but otherwise this ainít bad!
nuplastikk (4322) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Unfiltered orange-tan body. Soapy, steady, respectable off-white head. A really nice, pronounced aroma, very Belgian. An interesting, potent mixture of Belgian yeast and hops. Iím generally pretty critical of US Saisons, and while this one isnít in the Dupont vein, it has that bolder robust fruity/spiciness, this is quite solid. The extra hops are nice, and make it sort of reminiscent of Belgian IPA. Has a very nice amped up dry noble hop character. Funky and unique, would be a fun beer to revisit.
Wittales (632) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearnace was clear orange gold with diminishing rocky white 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are sweet pils, wheat malts with slight pineapple and orange hops and tart yeasts. Taste are slight sweet malt backing with hop of lemon, pineapple, then bready mild yeasts thing going on. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, mild tarty medinical fruity lasting finish. The brew was solid until the finish, bad bottle maybe with zingy finish.
MadRobin (1883) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Clear, amber gold with a large off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of white pepper, light fruit, yeast, spice, caramel and lemon.
Taste of caramel, citrus, spice, pepper and light fruit.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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marcus (6420) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with a foamy off-white head and a fruit and yeast aroma. There is a funky fruit and caramel malt flavor with a huge yeast presence and a bitter finish. Very barnyard.