dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an expected straw yellow with thick white head, lots of lacing and retention with a bit of a gush upon popping the cork. Aroma obvious of that wheaty belgian yeast, grass, hay, and citrus. Flavor matches well, but only makes for a refreshing, actually pretty boring, saison.
DenverLogan (811) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap last summer at World of Beers, Denver. Pours a cloudy apricot with small amber head. Slight aroma of flowers, lemon zest, tangerine. Rich flavors of sweet malts, grains, floral herbs, spice.
deekyn (1208) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A. - pours light glowing straw. Low head. S - bubble gum in the face. Simple an Belgian. Yeast and straw. M - average palate. Thick body. Average strong Belgian. Low carb. T - Belgian yeast, bubble gum and candied sugars. and not much else. O - linear an so sweet. 2.9
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from a trade. Had at my Saison tasting (from notes). Pours a cloudy orange with a modest head and lots of floaties. Nose was spicy with some citrus sweetness. Taste was still lively for it’s age, with orange peel and an earthy minerality on the tongue. Finished nicely with a fruity, dry aftertaste and lingering yeast flavors. Glad I got to try this one...
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour at Scott’s saison tasting, pour out of bottle is hazy orange with white head, aroma has notes of tart fruits with citrus and lemon, some grass, hay, biscuit and grain, some slight toasted malts as well. Taste is sweet grape, pear and peach, some tart lemon and orange, hints of cardboard, grassy earth and yeast, finishing fairly dry.
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Thanks so much Scott! Hazy, golden orange appearance with a nice off-white head. Somewhat oxidized, paper, orange citrusy aroma. Bready, orange citrusy, moderately bready citrusy flavor. Past prime but ok.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m told this bottle is an older one. Orange with a large amount of intense spices, and light to moderate fruity esters. sweet sugary malts in the nose along with some touches of oxidation. Flavor is oxidized and extremely spice with a semi fruity crisp finish. Finish is dry and mouthfeel is spritzy. Not too bad but would be good fresh. Thanks Jcr!
Damico (2612) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orange with a decent white head. Has some very light sweet notes and a bit of decent funk, the saison yeast comes through well. The flavor is dominant saison yeast, a bit sweet and funky. Not complex, smooth on a medium body.
phaleslu (6607) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from hopscotch- thanks, Eric! Original bottling. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a big off-white head. Nice barnyard funk on the aroma along with straw, grass, and some alcohol that sits in the nostrils late. Flavor of barnyard funk, apricots, sugar, sweet malts, earth, and dry grains. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, funky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Some oxidation starting to show. Pairs well with Whole Foods 365 Lemon Poppyseed Scones (thanks, sneagrams3!).
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle @RBSG-pours a thin off white head and cloudy orange color. Aroma is soft fruit with some tart, medium malt. Taste is fruit-peach/mango with some tart, medium malt, slight spice. Easy.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted 6/30/11. Sampled with Keir, phaleslu and others. 750ml cork and cage. Pours hazy with a honey hue. White head. Aromas of banana muffins and mild berries. Good fruit in the nose. Medium to full bodied with a chalky body and bitter and tangy palate. Very fruity with notes of pitted fruit and red berries. Spicy and bright finish with the fruit lingering. Very nice indeed!