GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy bright yellow with a big pillowy white head that recedes very slowly to a soapy cap. Lacing is delicate and sticky.
Bright citrusy nose with lemon zest and some white pepper. There is also plenty of earthy notes with the Brett beginning to show, but just starting to emerge.
The taste is excellent and has the same general feel with some lemon grass and spicy Belgian yeast. There is a peppery spice note that leaves a bit of zing on the palate after each sip.
Mouthfeel is dry and clean with some bitterness in the finish. The Brett leaves some earthiness on the palate as well. A little funky.
This is a great saison from an up and coming brewery. I look forward to more from Prairie.
wlajwl (3764) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is spicy yeast, citrus, light tropical fruit and malts. The flavor is spices, citrus/citrus zest, tropical fruit, slight hop resin notes, malts and a mild/medium brett/malty finish.
Hansen (6480) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Spicy, acid aroma, lemon and hops. Flavor starts light sweet, light acid and h oppy. Bitter finish. Dry texture.
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Clear, a whack of lemon. Hazy, mellower. Bright strawy orange, initially large head, disappears quickly. Acidity in the mouth quite high. Hazy, more dishcleaner lemon, clear more tart peel lemon. Carbonation quite high. Fairly watery, but does cover 8.2% rather well. Does have the saisony lightness, for which respect.
Pyrmir (3260) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is very saison-y, dusty, pineapple, fruit, yeast. Taste is sweet, grain dust, yeast, wheat, pineapple and other fruit.
Simonsen (623) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske medbrakt av Carsten. Gul ugjennomsiktig farge, moderat karbonert. Tynn hvit skumtopp. Smaker pepper,syrlige druer,sitrus,brett. Syrlig fruktig og veldig tørr. Veldig god
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske, 75 cl. Let uklar orange med et minimalt hvidt skum. Syrlig, citrussy, landlig, stald, hø, hvedebrød. Sprød, spids. Mælkesyre. Metal. Græs. Peber. Ok bitter.
mikeq215 (68) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of fruit, wine, yeast. Flavors of brett, fruit, some pepper. Dry finish.
mcberko (6017) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2014 500mL bottle, pours a hazy dull blonde with a large white head. Aroma is quite spicy, with Belgian spice, black pepper, white wine notes and light funky brett. Flavour is quite complex and harmonious, with notes of pepper, spicy hops, brett, and maybe a touch of wine. All notes are really cohesive and the drinkability is exceptionally high. ABV is extremely well-hidden. Wonderful saison.
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from The Party Source. Pours a clear, light, bright gold with a finger of frothy white head that settles into a ring. There’s a big dose of bretty funk in the initial aroma, with bready malts, hay, barnyard, grass, citrus, pineapple, earth, and grapes. The flavor has the same bretty funk up front, followed by mostly the same notes; bread, bubblegum, straw, grass, citrus and tropical fruits, grapes, and earth. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a bitter, funky, smooth mouthfeel. Good saison.
hawthorne00 (2370) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale gold with a white head. Aroma of damp hay, mandarins, pineapple, flowers. Sweet hay, a little bretty twang, mandarins, apricots, light tropical notes. Moderate but persistent bitterness, some pepper. The finish is a fair way off dry. Pleasant enough, like a slightly duller Moinette.