tgncc (2617) - 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 (5250) - 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 (7773) - 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 (8331) - 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 (5890) - 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 (2798) - 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 (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, 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.
bhensonb (10210) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Half Time; bottled May 2011; Batch 2. Pours hazy dirty orange with a transient fizzy off-white head. Aromas of fresh fruit, citrus, earth and flowers. Med body. Fizzy. Astringent. Earthy. Almost barnyard. Woody. Fruity. Very astringent. Even dry. Amazing stuff.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cole’s. Bang on saison. Medium golden colour with a minimum head. Big white pepper head. Carbonation is right there. Not very complex, and would like the carbonation toned down to get the subtleties of the spices. Good drinkability for the summer, but would also like lower abv.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, bottled May 2011, Batch 2. Pours hazy and bright orange with gold along the edges, topped with a frothy 2-finger off-white head. Aromas of light orangepeel and grass, wheat, and rye. The flavor is orange, some lemon, mild yeast, and some mild tart sweetness. The finish is a little tart, with citrus and bitter seeds. Medium to full body and carbonation, very refreshing. Very tasty, easy-drinking beer.