kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) orange gold. Yeast and spice aroma. Flavor is mixed grains, spice, Belgian yeast.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle of this w/ friends @ 4 Hands Brewing Co in St. Louis, MO. Poured from the Purple/Yellow Grass Labeled bottle w/ a mouse on the bottom of the label into a 12oz- 4 Hands Brewing Snifter Glass. Has BOTTLED APRIL 2011- BATCH 11 on the throat of the bottle.
Aroma- Very musky, bit of orange, and light hops are all included in this aroma. Has a small hint of spice but nothing too huge. Good all around attributes.
Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies fairly quickly. Has a dark orange colored body that is hazy and appropriate for the style. Leaves no suds behind.
Flavor- Has a nice orange/citric taste with a big time malty background. Has light hops included and a definitely potent rye character. Cool! Light-medium bitterness finishes the flavor.
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Effervescent, and then has oats and rye mixed together. Great qualities!
Overall Impression- A very interesting beer for this style! Finally have enjoyed a beer from Pretty Things. Have really been interested in their beers. I recommend this beer without a doubt and suggest picking up a bottle if available.
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a tall white head. A nice citrusy aroma along with grass and yeast. Some bread and cracker malt notes along with a hint of spice (mostly white pepper) and straw. The flavor is quite similar to the aroma. Good balance of malt and yeast contributions. Moderate sweetness with some citrus notes, mild pepper, grass, straw, and yeast flavors.
MrLo (10) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with GT2 and tastybeer, bright gold color, fairly thick head, scent is sweet, citrus, not a huge fan of the taste, too bitter
jgb9348 (5616) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super hazy golden coloured body with a honey glow of orange shades topped with a magnificent three centimetre tall microbubbled tan head - this is the way a saison should look. Aroma of yeast, grass, hay, coriander seed and a touch of caster sugar. Full-bodied; Grassy, assertive yeast character with a lot of wheat noticeable, some light sugars, a touch of fruit and a good barnyardie saisony flavour that isnít overpowering at all. Aftertaste is full-bodied and showing a lot of depth - with the grass and herbal tastes front and centre with a noticeable wheat and yeast as well with the spices and sugars on the tail end. Overall, hard to do a saison better than this, the depth and body of the beer are great, the complexity is outstanding and the flavours are divine - a great beer thatís worth searching for. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Oliverís Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$8.49 sampled at home in Washington on 24-March-2012. Batch #2, bottled May 2011.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6643) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My wife brought this one back from a trip to Rochester. A solid saison. +++Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized creamy yellow-white head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was tangy lemon, pepper and bread though it was a bit faint. The flavor was tart and tangy orange, lemon, pepper, coriander, dust and yeast. The finish was medium length and turned a bit dry. Medium body. Solid.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle at Craigs. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of lemon zest, grassy hops, caramel and yeast. Similar flavours. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Quite citrusy with lemon and pepper to finish. Very nice.
cgarvieuk (21124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home... golden yellow ... light white lacing ... soft mellow yeast nose ... zezty lemon ... soft yeast .... light herbal ... light sweet syrups ... floral hint
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. beer #800!!! Pale amber, small white head fades to nothing. Lemon sherbet, slightly funky citrus nose. Light and spritzy, some lemon and a hint of sourness. Dry rye spice hints also with a soft zesty hop finish. Nice.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy MrLo. Pour is bright gold with a nice white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of sugar, fruity esters, dough. Taste is very sweet, small hop bitterness, dough, fruity esters. Palate is slick, soft carbonation, sweet finish. I think this is abbey tripel...