TXBadger (1385) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes: pours a nice cloudy golden color with plenty of fizzy white head, gushed out of the bottle. Yeast, light fruits, tartness, funk, and smoke on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more smoke.
wchesser (1165) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From an old trade with Errl. Batch #1 from 7-20-12. Gusher and lots of yeast at the bottom, cloudy light orange. Awesome unique nose of stone fruit. Taste is very lightly smokiness and more light stone fruits on a decent base beer. Lingering finish of apricot. Super interesting smoked beer-very even handed, maybe from the age? Wasn’t as good as it warmed, but great with some barbecue for dinner.
Leveejr (102) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely surprising beer. Smells intensely fruity and has big smoked wood notes. Taste is similar with a prominent apple taste followed by other fruit notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
boto (1854) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7oz bottle: Thanks Kaggie! This one pours a slightly hazy, straw yellow color. There was a HUGE frothy, fizzy white head on it that took awhile to go down. It has a nice nose to it. Pretty standard fare for a saison: grassy, a bit earthy, spices, some faint fruits, woody, lots going on there. The taste is also good. Some spiciness, faint fruits, wheat, yeastiness. A very nice beer.
KamGoPro (78) - Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely how incredibly distinct the fruit wood smoke comes through in all of the stages of a taste from start to finish.
brewballs (190) - USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In the Ranger Creek Family this is truly one of their most forgettable brews. It has a tartness flavor to it. Zero head if that. Has a rosemary, ginger sensibility to it. It feels like saison with no bite or body to it. Tangy wash down. It doesn’t say anything and fades away too fast. Grossly over hyped series.
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 ounce bottle thanks to Errl. Pours a hazy copper with a white head of thick foam. Good retention. Aroma is a sort of earthy dryness. Taste is mildly bitter throughout with a bit of funk coming through. Not sour necessarily, but just a little funky. Fruity and floral notes. Really nice.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy gold with a loose, large white head with very long retention and a lot of lacing. bottle foamed over after opening, but didn’t gush out. caramel, yeast, barnyard, bubblegum, cheese. medium sweet, light sour, light bitter. medium-light body, fizzy carb. it’s aite, i don’t remember if i liked it more fresh or not, though.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Straw colored, very dirty towards the end of the bottle, huge frothy off-white head, little lacing.   Sweet floral and barnish nose.   Smells good.   Oh boy, band-aid to start.   Smoked spelt perhaps?
Not heavy enough in the Rauchbier sense, but enough for me to get band-aid out of it.   Otherwise fruity, floral, and very very spritzy.   I tried to pour some off in a small bottle to cap it, but the damn thing just foamed
and foamed and foamed when I poured it.   Smells great, starts out on the wrong side of the tracks, but then comes back with a nice yeasty, barnish, floral, and fruity notes.   Some pale fruit skin as well.   Wonder if I
waited too long on this.   Really interesting non-the-less, and enjoyable to try.   Just wished it werent so airy and foamy.   Thanks Bill!
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Dallas for the bottle! Poured straw golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up apricots, golden raisins, bready notes, and a kiss of honey with overtones of tangy fruit skins, cloves, and light mesquite.. very intriguing. The flavor found more of the smoky notes than the nose indicated, but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.. bready notes and lesser honey at the core.. peach kernel, apricot, and smoky tartness around, plus white pepper and clovey spicage.. finished very dry with heavy carbonation and residual tartness from the fruit and smoke. Medium-bodied, but with more filling carbonation on the palate (a little bit too much).. overall very refreshing, dry, and well-balanced. Nice one!