jimmie65 (318) - Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ranger Creek. Golden, somewhat hazy pour with no head to speak of. Aroma was yeasty and fruity (given the description, I expected some wood or smoke but there wasnít any). Flavor had a little smoke, lots of fruit, a little spice. Unfortunately, like most taps at the open house, there was a little soapiness to the texture.
Very satisfying on a hot day.
brewballs (112) - 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 doesnít say anything and fades away too fast. Grossly over hyped series.
JStax (2344) - 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 didnít gush out. caramel, yeast, barnyard, bubblegum, cheese. medium sweet, light sour, light bitter. medium-light body, fizzy carb. itís aite, i donít remember if i liked it more fresh or not, though.
5000 (5613) - 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 (6915) - 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 wasnít 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!
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky golden color with lasting off white head. Barnyard dung, dry hay, grass, light citrus aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Nice dry hay, grass, dry spice flavors with mild smoke---good
drjay44 (2344) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained white head, with some lacing. over a cloudy gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is smoke,cereal, light fruits including pear, apple.....taste is light smoke, fruit including light peach, pear, finishing with a peppery hop bite....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation adds acid bite. The smoke is incongruous to the style. Otherwise this has the underlying aromas and flavors of a Saison. Additionally, it is very quenching. It would be interesting to try this without the use of wood smoke. BJCP 7/3/14/5/6
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow pour, white head Odd beer. The smoked wood seems at odd with the saison yeast, a bit vegetal. Not my style.
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye (thanks Markus) poured a clear gold with a large lasting white head. Aromas of citrus, straw, smoke and fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, straw, light fruittiness and a hint of spice with a smooth lingering fruity smokey finish.
dnstone (2047) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden in color with a light haze and soft, well-developed white head. Fruity aroma; pineapple and banana with a light smoke. A light maltiness but with those pineapple and banana notes, some spice and smoke as well.