sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours hazy golden with small white head. aroma is light and sweet with barnyard and open fields and spices.. drinks with a bitter hop bite, mild malt, musty, spices, hay. fairly bitter but has a nice citrus as it warms.
nickd717 (3561) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade. Pours a somewhat hazy golden color with a creamy lasting white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is very peppery with funk and bready pale malt. Flavor is great, yeasty and peppery, with pale malt and floral hops. Medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation and long finish. Drinkability is high, as this beer keeps you wanting more. This was my first Pretty Things beer, and is an absolute winner.
vtafro (3567) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, thanks Jeff. Dark golden pour with white head. Wheaty, spices, citrus, and pine aroma and flavor but its slightly a mess.
Ratman197 (9961) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of wheat, citrus, light earthiness and light floral notes. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of wheat, lemon zest, light earthiness and light spice with a smooth dry lightly fruity finish.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours hazy dull copper with a big giant and pillow like head and much lace. The aroma is spicy and yeasty. The flavor is nice and sweet, spiced, yeasty, some passion fruit, and some finishing hops to change it all up in the end. The palate is pretty rich and lets you know it is there. Overall, very nice.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of Footy at the AZ Black Friday tasting – thanks Rudy! Pours hazy gold with a stark white head. The nose is bubblegum, lemon zest and spice. The taste is much the same with some light citrus hops thrown in. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Pretty good stuff.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle generously sampled @ the Black Friday tasting...shared by footy!!! Thanks Rudy!!! Really enjoyed this brew and I’m not traditionally a huge fan of Saisons. 14 karat pour with a bright white head. Amazing aroma of citrus, banana, clove, lemongrass, and green apples. The flavor isn’t nearly as assertive but pleasant non-the-less with a subtle peppery spice. Nicely carbonated...really solid.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
batch 7 july 2009 bottle shared by the foot on 11/27/2009.
hazy pour resembles pale iced tea. it has a fizzy white head which in no way resembles iced tea.
the nose is initially very wheaty.... as it sits orange, green herbs, flowers, candy and an alcohol sting are noticed.
the palate is sweet... especially for the style and a bit odd. the same aroma notes show up in the flavor and are met with a dry-ish peppery spice filled finish.
it is medium to full bodied and oddly sticky.
something isn’t right about this one???...6/4/6/2/13/3.1
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at 4th Ave Pub. Pale golden-amber pour with a tight white head. The nose is intensely fruity with a lot of melon and pineapple aroma. A kiss of pear and light apple and a bit of dry spicing. Soft but insistent crackery pale malt note although it comes across more like 2 row than pilsner, it is still quite expressive with a nice light toastiness. The flavour is fairly subtle… light spice and melony fruit with a kiss of lemon and a fairly herbal hoppy note. It’s substantially different from most US saisons, but it hews to the line of what a good saison should be… dry, spicy and intensely drinkable. Great stuff.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from theisti, by way of Ken, by way of Zipps in Mpls. Zippy (ha) hops in the nose, and a lot of peppery wheat. Taste is initially light citrus and big yeasty wheat with a floral hop bitterness and very dry, peppery finish. Light, pleasant aftertaste of wheat and citrus. Drinkable? Hell yes...this bomber lasted less than 30 minutes. This is my kind of Saison - dry and prickly with good hop character and the floral/citric/spicy notes all relatively light, yet well-married. The main ’plus’ is that those flavor profiles are coming from the yeast and not additions. Awesome stuff. Just a tad less carbonation and a little more in the nose department and this is world-class. Thanks, T.