djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a lot of carb and medium frothy head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is wheat grass, herb, spice, and lime. Medium mouthfeel with strong citrus and spice upfront with lingering dry finish. Very well done.
phaleslu (5210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in a sampler at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear gold color with a small white head. Aroma of lemon citrus, plenty of florals, bready malts, spices, and tropical fruits. Very floral, a bit funky. Flavor of lemon, spice, straw, pale malts, florals, soap, and light funk. Light-medium bodeid, with low to moderate carbonation and a fruity, funky, floral mouthfeel. Nice everyday kind of beer. Refreshing, easy to drink.
superspak (1930) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got in a trade with cyde. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy bright golden amber color with a 2-3 finger foamy and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, lime, peach, pear, apple, floral, grass, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, pear, apple, lime, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, grass, floral, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon zest, lime, pear, apple, wheat, clove, pepper, bread, grass, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy saison! All around great complexity and balance of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
brewballs (115) - USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Again I am underwhelmed by their brew. Light yellow hue. Dim head. More bitter than a saison should be. I detect a bit of barley and wheat. Seems lacking in body. The after taste is dry when it needs to linger. I like the idea though of presenting it in a single bottle rather than a bomber. This saison falls miserably short . Instead may I suggest a better one by the Boulevard Brewing Co .
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at The Trappist in Oakland. Super fruity, spicy, malty, very easy drinking. Awesome.
rougeau13 (1777) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazed golden with a resilient and nicely lacing cream colored head. Aroma of spice, peaches, bubble gum, citrus. The taste is a nice balance of yeasty, fruity, and bitter flavors. Medium bodied and a little dry with medium to just above medium carbonation.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden with a large foamy white head. Aroma of spicy saison notes, tropical fruits, pepper and citrusy. Flavor of black pepper, mango, pineapple, mixed citrus and bready. Extremely crisp and dry. One of my favorite saisons.
strattonspeaks (98) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky cloud of gold. Tight white head with nice retention. Spice, yeast, dab of citrus aroma. Heavier citrus zest tones through the taste. Hints of grass, pepper. Crisp and yeasty with a mild bitterness. Really nice saison.
thegreenrooster (2982) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a average white head. Aroma is zesty, fruity and yeasty. Flavor is Belgian yeasty funk with some bitter citrus and white pepper. Finish has more pepper and bitterness. A very fine saison. All the things you are looking for in a saison show up.
seth_lfod (256) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Matt! Pours a semi opaque orange with massive rocky head. Smell is yeast, lemon, barnyard, pepper. Taste is grainy malt, yeast, Citrus, and mild pepper. No bitterness, dry finish. Great house beer!