BOLTZ7555 (2799) - 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 (8411) - 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.
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Rattle N Hum, NYC. Deep gold body with a fizzy, off-white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of clove, citrusy fruit, lemon, hay and with a hint of funky yeast. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Dry, but not saison dry. Some plasticy notes in the finish. Mediium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Slipstream (2023) - USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 On tap at Rattle’n’Hum. This is a dry, sharp saison. I could taste some vanilla and wheat, and some sourness and pine/menthol hop flavors too. Slightly herbal aftertaste. Complex and tasty. Had it from a bottle too - did not note the batch - and this was not as impressive. It seemed to have a bit of funk to it.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from bottle shared by footy. Wheat aroma.to beer. Gold body with white head. Flavor has a sweetness to it along with some wheat. Alright beer.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blonde with a rich creamy head. Grassy and clean, indistinct herbal-tinged aroma redolent of new spring. Earthy, herbal flavors, perhaps of wintergreen? Fairly high amounts of European hops. Lightly peppered and phenolic with a crisp, bitter-sour, tannic herbal finish.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared by footy. golden with a white head. aroma is hops spices citrus floral notes. flavor is floral yeasty hoppy grass saison goodness. thanks rudy.
tennisjoel (1173) - 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.