3fourths (8213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 750ml bottle. cloudy semi-dark wheat colored body with a billowy and sitcky white head. strongly floral nose with a lot of potpourri, dish soap, wax, mango and peach notes; very yeast-heavy. the vanilla candle wax and tropical fruit esters begin to grow as it breathes, and though my first impression (cold from the bottle) was nice, as it arrives around 55 F there is an ester amplification. I have to say itís more a design problem than execution. medium to medium-full body; medium aicd; strongly tart; yeast and chalk texture with a lot of gummi malt sugars. an abundance of tropical / fruity American hops appears through the ester cloud, but the core is bitter pine sap. even with a careful pour itís all in suspension. perhaps you have to sit these bottles upright for a week to settle them out. so here is a beer that I would call more of raw unfiltered wheat IPA (wheat or not, the malt and yeast share similarities with Hefeweizen, flavor-wise) than anything I would call Saison. I like the effort, it has the fundamentals right to land somewhere in the area of XX Bitter (mostly pale malt, strong hop expression, Belgian yeast); but the use of American hops and doughy yeast turns it into a very bitter ester-bomb. the malt texture seems smooth by comparison to all of this, so itís one of the things I like most about this beer.
bytemesis (3437) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden, large off-white head, dissipates fairly slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is hay, citrus, passionfruit, lemon, funk. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, citrus, very light funkiness, pepper. Light body, high carbonation. Solid beer, but I think I drank it in no-mans land; not fresh enough for the hops to shine, not old enough for the funk to develop.
jahshuwuh (417) - USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A light hazy orangeish brown color with ample white fluffy head. Smells of fresh cut grass, horse blanket, pine, wheat. Taste is a grassy hoppy fresh taste, some of the horse blanket, a little bit of grain/wheat, finished with a tiny bit of caramel malt sweetness and saltine cracker. Good fresh hoppy beer.
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pjames317 (85) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a medium bodied, gentle yellow with a lil bit of a hazy glow. Has that barnyard funk-yeast typical of good saisons. Grassy hops, lemon pith, fruity traces of mango, white peach and strawberry. Taste is lively, somewhat peppery/zippy. Basement must. Very dry. This would pair phenomenally well with cheese, like a taleggio. Dry hopping gives floral and earthy element. This is well-conceived and nicely executed.
bluejacket74 (1361) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy gold color with an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. The brew smells like straw, grassy and citrusy hops, yeast, mango, citrus peel, and earthiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also some peppery spice, tropical fruit, grainy malt and a bit of peach noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís well carbonated and goes down pretty easy. I think itís a good hoppy saison, another quality Prairie brew! Itís pricey at $10.99 a bottle, but itís a tasty brew! Definitely worth trying.
sloth (2519) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Healthy, white head, lasting, lotsa lace. Hazy gold hued brew. Spicy, lemony nose, lightly grainy. Body is light, soft carbonation. Dry malts, light citrus, musty notes. Dry finish. Fairly uneventful. Bottle from statelineliquors.
Danyel (1047) - Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy light orange with a white head. Aroma is very tropical, Belgian yeast, sweet, lots of stone fruit. Taste is very Belgian-like upfront with a strong bitterness in the back. Complex, definitely a Belgian IPA- style. Good.
Salmoniform (950) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy golden hue with creamy white head that settled. Aroma is straw, lemon, lactic, peppercorn, grassy, earthy funk. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a hop bitterness and peppercorn spice. Overall this is an interesting beer.
rondphoto (2190) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Winoís Depot / Bowling Green KY --- Clear straw amber color with a huge bubbly white head that slowly shrinks to a heavy head cover, thick waves of lace. Taste is wheaty malt that grows significantly in the palate, adding fresh fruit that quickly turns to the bitter side in a dwindling finish. A fresh, spritzy brew that doesnít seem like a Belgian Ale, but, it works anyway on its own terms.
maxwelldeux (3761) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy tannish color with a moderate off white head on there. Nose is fresh and citrusy with just a little bit of the Belgian yeast to it. Taste is light and fresh and slightly bitter. Super tasty and nice to drink.
Fritz123 (1080) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Syb Pig in Boca Raton. Shared with Dani and Brian. Poured into small snifters...yellow gold with some haze and a big head. Good lacing. Aroma is fruity with mango and apricots, fresh pine hoppiness, grass, cereal. The taste is similar with a nice almost sweet fruitiness coupled with a pine hoppiness. Well balanced. Overall a very light body, refreshing to drink. Slight bitter finish. Moderate carb. Nice beer.