BBB63 (6051) - 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!
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Binny’s in Chicago. Batch 438.
Pours cloudy orange with a medium-sized white creamy head. Lots of fruit in the aroma and plenty of spicy Belgian yeast character
Rich flavour with a lot of that spice coming through along with some peach and some other sweet fruit. Pretty good.
jjgmd (1447) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
With Zach, watching the MLS All Star soccer game, pours a hazy orange golden pour with a massive airy white head. Nose is deep citrus with resin and pine and hops as well. Taste is bitter and citrusy , with a strong predominance of grapefruit....and spices. Finish is bitter and ends on the same tasting notes with a moderately long finish. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1400) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy golden orange with a beige head and pleasant aroma of citrus, hops, and spices. Taste is delicious, nice spicy yeast notes with lots of citrus, hops, grapefruit, and floral notes leading to a dry, bitter finish. Very drinkable, tasty saison
egajdzis (5341) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, light honey, some spices. Taste of spices, citrus, grass, light pine, toast, and a bitter, somewhat dry finish.
Damico (2585) - 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 (9170) - 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 (321) - 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 (15124) - , 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 (8678) - 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 (805) - - 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.