jcnielsen (1330) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow color with big white head. Light, grainy, slightly tart aromas. Citrus, slightly tart, grainy, spicy flavors. Pretty nice, but nothing mind-blowing.
TaktikMTL (5402) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de foin avec une pointe de citron. Apparence: La couleur est blonde opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de foin avec une pointe de citron et de poivre. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût très légèrement astringent. (Rating #4981)
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A lighter than anticipated golden and yellow. Nearly clear, though some slight, floating sediment can be seen. Very large, huge, incredibly persistent, large-bubbled head. This one had an incredible amount of carbonation and leaves thick, chunky spiderwebs of gorgeous lace all the way down the glass. Complete and appropriate aroma of earth, hay, dried grasses, a hint of musty barnyard, and a complementary, almost juicy, fruit character of perhaps peach, strawberry, and mild citrus. The flavor is similar, and incredibly drinkable. Earthy, barnyard flavors complement hay, grass, earth, fruit (citrus, melon, and strawberry) and a bit of black pepper. Some very mild lemon as well. Really delicious. One of my favorite straightforward, to-style, American saisons. Thinner to medium bodied with high carbonation. Incredibly drinkable and very well crafted.I love this beer. Fantastic American version of what is perhaps my favorite style.
BelgianBeerGal (2893) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at F.S. Fort Worth. Clear copper color with a white head. Sweet syrupy aroma but also some earthiness and a hint of hops. Really interesting flavor with some spiciness. Cool beer.
CanIHave4Beers (2777) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy blonde color with a good sized fluffy white head that is well retained and leaves a nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is hay, light bubblegum, some yeasty rising dough, & light lemon peel. It’s earthy and funky but that’s not the dominant character of the nose really.
The flavor is a nice balance between fruity characters of mild banana and bright citrus contrasted with a dry, earthy, limestone-y and lightly tart character.
The palate is lively & Champagne like.
Maybe this high a rate is indicative of the right beer at the right moment, but man this was satisfying at that particular moment.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazy golden with white head and little lacing. Aroma of yeast, orange peel, brett. Taste is fruity, yeast, light peppery notes, brett, funk. Low body and lively carb. Excellent saison! Really want to have more from this brewery.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 7-27-2013. This bottled beer pours a medium sized white head that mostly diminished, one ring of lacing, hazy body, fast rising carbonation, and a pale yellow hue. The Aroma is malty, wheat, yeasty, spicy, earthy, semi-sweet, and some pineapple. The Taste is that of some sweetness, some grapefruit, malt, wheat, yeast, and spicy. The Palate is tingly and this is a medium bodied Saison. Overall, this beer is quaffable and worth trying.
nearbeer (3290) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. Hazy golden pear color with a lasting creamy foam and beautiful lacing. Nose is funky brett, citrus and resin. Tastes of fresh citrus with the peppery zest, dry funky yeast, light toast, white wine, beeswax, fresh cut grass and resin. Medium body is balanced with a mostly smooth carbonation.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow beer with a large foamy head. Floral and spicy nose with some hints of soap. Light spritzy mouth feel with lots of carbonation. Some funky yeast notes with bitter orange peel, spice and a bitter finish with some more soap and old lemons. Interesting saison.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s, Norristown. Cloudy light gold pour, vibrant carbonation as befits the style. Very dry nose, with light spice, dry hops, and just a hint of the funk that will surely develop over time. Lots of yummy herbal notes in the taste, and they meld well with the understated vinous and funk notes. None of these additions overtake the very solid base saison. Hope the rumors of widespread Prairie distro are true, as I’d love to try more.