BBB63 (5962) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber and served in Pipeworks sniffy thingy: Pours a slightly hazy coppery golden sunset hue with a lasting frothy head and very good lace. The first thingy you notice when evaluation of the nose is the pronounce PMW hops esters of pink grapefruit, crabapple and pineapple along with a slight hit of pine needles and pine sap resin. Oh yeah this be an ’Merican styled Saison foshizzle. Wheat husks and pils malt round the aroma into happy clouds.
The taste is bright clean citrus bitterness over a layer of biscuity and wheaty malts. Slap of some hop spices and dusty dry yeast notes (methinks fermented with an ’Mercian yeast if not for the slight bubblegum note). The mouth feel is sprite and lively, dry but not overly dry. Yes... this is a SIPA (Saison India Pale Ale) and I LOVE IT!
Damico (2491) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick murky orange golden sandy I color with a white head. Aroma brings a blend of sweet juicy citrus hops with the base or wheat-like pilsner malts. Flavor of the hops is the backbone to he saison yeast, with nice juicy orange notes rounding out the farmhouse yeast flavors on a juicy, satiating body.
hopscotch (8861) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Cloudy, golden pour with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is doughy with components of floral hops, peaches and apricots. Full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is a melding of sweet peach nectar and spicy, moderately bitter hops. Finishes tongue-numbing and bittersweet. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!
bob_w (292) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
spicy nose. fairly clear light gold color with reasonable head. sweet note in nose. some hop aroma. quite bitter. some spicy notes. super dry, almost astringent finish. not so great.
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd January 2013
Very hazy amber beer, big fluffy off white head. Palate is soft and airy with fine carbonation. Semi dry. Very nice tangy orange with touches of mango and apricot. Mild seltzer minerals. Light finish with whispers of flowers and lime. Nicely hopped Saison.
Sammy (8395) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wafting hops. A lot of hops, a lot of peach, dry and funky finish. Worth a try. A bit of a strange finish.
Bottle from 20 west.
Johnsense (756) - - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold orange pour, little head. Hoppy citrus aroma, yeast. Bitter hops, pine, yeast, lemon, light funk. Dry finish. Meduim body. Carb is soft but active.
50belair (2169) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Yeasty aromas. Hoppy notes with muted yeast and spice notes. Adequate body and mouthfeel.
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mostly clear orange with big, foamy, flotsam off-white head, strong legs / Mellow, floral nose of orchard fruit, citrus, spice, soap / Light to medium body, very lively carbonation, dry with astringency and fruit somewhat lacking, and bitter finish / Stylish, dry flavors of grain, straw, chrysanthemum, marigold, orange peel, apple, coriander / A bit unduly dry and bitter, without enough fruit for support, but all in all an elegant and complex brew.
wlajwl (3764) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus, yeast, spices and a small hint of bubblegum. The flavor is citrus, spices, malts, bubblegum and a tart/mildly sour finish.
brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Turbid straw colored pour with a white head. Grassy nose with some pine and citrus zest. Aromas of green apple and solvent with a bit of sweet caramel malt. The flavor is a bit better, but still not terribly enjoyable. Heavy grass character, some pine, light vegetal notes, and lots of green apple. Mild malt sweetness, light citrus, and a touch of bitterness.