beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright and somewhat hazy yellow. aroma is a little spicey with some Belgian notes peeking through. Taste is pretty restrained. Getting some slight spice followed by a touch of vanilla. A touch of floral hops in there as well.
douglas88 (7180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat clear orange color with a medium white head. The aroma is rich fruity hops, some oranges, grains, light funk. The flavor is very nice; this comes in like a hoppy golden ale and leaves like a saison- sweet oranges and citrus/fruity hops, dry, some light candied fruit, some Belgian Ale sweetness, light funk in the finish. A great palate. I’m really digging this brewery.
caesura (11) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
uber-saison. i love saisons. my love for craft beer started with the high point-flavor bomb fever that continues today, subtlety is not a priority. and that pursuit will continue into the stratosphere...because it’s good beer. craft beer was in need of some delicacy. thankfully, saisons stepped in and provided a balance in both the tradition of the style and the more subdued elements within. SO it took me awhile to shift my palate to the nuanced and mysterious saisons...here’s the point--field mouse’s farewell brings all of the earthy, fruity, ethereal spiciness into the bold forefront and i love it. ever witnessed the sun setting across a field of grain?
tgncc (3005) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from GRBNY. I was excited to try this, as I thought the idea of all 4 major grians in a beer was interesting. The aroma is cereal grains, barnyard, fruit. A lot going on. The appearance is a hazy yellow, white head. The flavor is cereal grains, spicy, fruity. Medium in body. The finish is sour, like a wheat grain sour, and oine. Decent.
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY. medium golden pour, light white head. sweet malts, floral, light pot pourri spice fill aroma. flavor is sweet maltic, floral, somewhat soapy yeastiness. Nice flavor, nice saison
BMan1113VR (7903) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, batch 2 (marked as May 2011). Pours with a hazy orange hued body with a medium to large, foamy white head. Strongly ester aroma with pear and vanilla, tangerine and pluots. Light phenols (pepper, styrofoam), bready, delicate malt character. Lightly spicy. Crisp. Some grassy hop qualities. Flavors are rustic, firmly bitter, spicy, bready, pastries, fruity esters: plums (tart/underripe), nectarine. A bit of a peppery phenol. Light stonefruit and grassy hops. Lively bubbles, and somewhat dry (but not immensely so for a saision). Neutral balance. Very drinkable. I’d drink this any day over Jack D’or.
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apricot colored pour. White head. Lots of wheat, spice, stone fruit aroma. Creamy, yeasty flavor. Lots of coriander, spices. Nice.
marcus (7463) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours cloudy golden wit a thick off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a really nice fruity flavor that is quite malty for a saison with a bitter finish. The unusual yeast combination makes this an interesting brew, rather than just another saison.
joeneugs (4143) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another nice Saison from these guys. It pours cloudy yellow/orange with a white head. The aroma is spicy with some clove, vanilla, coriander, wheat, grains, and orange. The flavor is dry and spicy with clove, coriander, wheat, orange, apricot, and vanilla. Just a hint of alcohol and bitter hoppiness in the finish. A good one worth seeking out.
blipp (6880) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Light flowery aroma, with pale malts and earthy notes. The flavor is flowery and light spicy, with some earthy and mineraly notes, and pale malts. Not bad.