tennisjoel (1161) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is orange with a huge large bubbled white pillow like head. Floral notes with spices and fruit. Very nice nose. Flavor is a bit muted, but otherwise very nice. Flavor really mimics the nose. A different take on the saison style, but quite nice. Good effort overall.
Maverick34 (2174) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. It was like a saison, but with way too many hops poured into it. I thought it was decent but not for the style.
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Lightly sweet aroma with some spicy hints. The flavor has a peppery spicy note that rubs me slightly the wrong way. Light earthy notes and a light sweetness, followed by a pleasant dry finish. Decent.
mcox90 (1524) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, Batch 7, Pours a hazy orange/gold color with a 1/2" white head and a bit of spotty lace. Aroma is yeasty with a light citrus touch. Also a bit of hop aroma as well. Lively palate with a medium body. Flavor is light citrus, orange, lemon, apricot, with a peppery/spice background. Overall, an interesting brew.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a clear yellow with a medium sized white head. Soft hay and light grains. Light lemon and crisp grain. Finishes up with a bit more grain and some soft saison yeast.
altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Golden body with thin head. Almost no nose. Sweet and fruity flavoured. Quite tart. Taste of burned oranges. Quite bitter in the finish.
Bitzybrew (41) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little sweeter of a Saison for my taste. Lots of bubble gum and light citrus flavors with some spice in the aftertaste On tap at Rattle n Hum.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy seabass. This one pours a hazy golden yellow color topped by a thick, foamy white head that slowly fades to a thin film. The aroma shows some lemon citrus, fresh floral hops, peppery spices, and some funky yeast. The flavor follows and is slightly tart with the citrus fruit and grassy hops playing off nicely with the peppery spices and funky yeast. Medium bodied and refreshingly dry on the palate and finely carbonated that leads to a spicy dry finish. The flavors compliment each other well. Really nice saison.
thewolf (11127) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam.
Pours hazy pale golden with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Fine lacings. Aroma is sweet, some pilsner malts, light brett. Highish carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet and malty, light pepper, dry brett-y, a touch of lactic acid. Elegantly spicy. Very easilty drinkable.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of bmartin08, thanks man, i own you! this was the saison i have been waiting for to make me a fan of the style! pours a very hazy, soapy muttled orange. head is a nice creamy orange-ish offwhiote what lasts a bit and leaves some spotting and retains a nice ring the whole way through. nice bready, hoppy aroma with a strong bit of banana. sweet yeasty notes and wild sour notes are balanced well in the nose. taste is tart, sweet, bold at first, yet very delicate, refreshing, but even in cold weather. citrus, beady wild yeast with tons of subtle flavor, and faint hints of several cooking herbs balance out nicely. the body is nice and full, creamy and rich, especially for a saison. yet it fades to nothingness in the back end and finishes with a well balanced hot tartness and sweet pils malt oiliness. nice easy drinker, well rounded.