3fourths (7977) - 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.
dfearnley (940) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to tulip
Lemon, mandarin, wheat, and spruce. Muddy amber with a spotty white head. Taste is mandarin, yeast, caramel malt, and yeast. Subtle, balanced, and good.
charule (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from OK bud. Poured hazy orange yellow with white head. Aroma of balanced resin citrus. Light carb med bod. Light bitter dry taste. Little fruity.
jandd1983 (2538) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of yeast, some spice, fruits and hops. The taste was of yeast with some golden fruits and a light hop bitterness. It had a dry finish, light body and some carbonation. Very nice.
jeremyh70 (693) - Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very cloudy apricot color with a white head that settles to a film with minimal lacing. Aroma is tropical with mango, pineapple and tangerine. Taste is juicy tropical fruits similar to the nose, some malt sweetness and a slight woody character with a mild piney bitterness. Finishes dry with mild wood and pine flavor. Semi creamy mouthfeel with a medium/full body and low/moderate carbonation. Easy drinking with harmonious flavors that sku towards the the tropical with the hops and the Belgian yeast.
demmbonz (521) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 25oz to snifter. Cloudy golden yellow with lots of sediment. Aroma of citrus and Belgian yeast. Citrusy hop flavor with a bitter dry finish.
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange. 1 finger head. Crisp apple pear nose and some orange rind. Lemon and kiwi and a touch of peach. Astringent and malt forward with a touch of funk
AirForceHops (3114) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beercraft, damn this place is pimping!! Hazy, bright gold. Weak retention. Aroma is grassy, mild pine, and yeast for sure with light grain. Body is mostly grainy with a nice balance of yeast and hops. No ABV with an 8% level. Overall, Neal flavorful.
baraciisch (1811) - USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden orange in color... Aroma of floral hops, potpourri, citrus, tropical fruits... Flavor is a light and peppery, notes is earth, Belgian yeast, spices, tropical hop notes on the palate... Decent
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vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden / orange with a white head. The aroma has tropical fruit, stone fruit, hay, grass, sweet malt, light saison earthiness and some melon notes. It has a medium / full body with a lot of semi-sharp carbonation. The taste starts off with a drier version of the fruits on the aroma with a bit of a woody / papery qualities, herbs and a bit more saison earthiness. The finish is very dry and pretty refreshing for a saison this full bodied. Pretty nice.
ericdevin (741) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from unknown via Joe. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow, decent amount of off white head. Nose lovely, fresh citrus. Very nice. Body light and fluffy, so nice. Ratings donít lie...