Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-purchased at the Murray location August 2012-pours hazy lite orange hue with a big frothy white head with tons of different bubble sizes. nose is wack-lots of spice, funk, phenols, lemons, bubblegum-sort of not what to expect from a saison however, its very pleasant and clean. love the phenols here, which i usually hate that kind of stuff. Flavors of lemons, lite funk/barnyard corriander-its almost like a Wit saison hybrid beer-bigger in body than a wit yet has alot of wit character. its very good and alot better than the other 4% beers from this brewery (ratings soon to come). easy drinking saison here with quite a bit of character. This could develop with a little time. nice beer!
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color with lasting white sheen. Nice funky skunk cabbage, barnyard piss, pale wheat, dough, dry spice aromas. medium body. Lightly tart flavors of unripe pale pit fruits, lemon, dry hay, dry spices, and wheat bread. Drying bitter finish--good
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of hay, dust, light spice, a touch of yeast, light lemon, a dash of earthy hops. Pours golden yellow, hazy, fizzy head. Flavors of light lemon, hay, dust, a little earthy, floral, mostly lemony in the finish. Dry finish, a touch of spice is there. Quenching, well carbontaed finish, light body, airy feel. Decent.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: May 28, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy yellow, fine white head
Aroma: dry spicy aroma, floral, citrus, pale malt, light lemon
Flavor: dry pale malt flavor, spicy, yeasty, floral, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - $5.98 at Sherlockís in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, golden body with a large-sized, white, actively foaming head.
Smell: Most sniffs present crisp wheat and tart lemon juice, but, otherwise, you get notes of licorice, coriander seed, oranges, coarse-ground pepper, and chewing gum.
Taste: White wheat and pilsner maltiness, a small, small bit of honeyish sweetness, then a sip of tart lemon juice. Accented by coriander, Mandarin orange, snippet of fresh basil, black pepper, bubblegum. The spicy characteristic settle, allowing the lemony tartness to spring back up. Nearly spritzy, spicy, lemony finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: Itís a pretty good saison, actually. Nice range of flavors, decently carbonated, and, thankfully, not a big, slick, boozy disaster like so many American saisons.
unclemike (2070) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a semi-clear golden straw blonde brew with a slow dissolving white head that leaves behind a nice spotty lacing and a thin white ring. Bottle Aroma of yeast, a touch of banana esters, some light cloves, and a hint of white bread malt. Taste is light to medium bodied with some carbonation with flavors of dry white bread malt, banana esters, cloves a touch of bubblegum, and dry herbs. Finish is semi-dry with a fast disappearing herbal spice aftertaste. Remember to allow this saison to come up to room temperature to get the full flavor and aroma. Love this Saison
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at the Downtown location. Received a 500mL bottle and a pint glass.
3.5 A: Very lightly hazed dark yellow. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention isnít great and a small ring of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Good amount of herbal and floweriness. Lightly grainy malts. Grapefruit fruitiness. Good.
3.5 T: Grainy, big herbal, earthy fresh spring. Light bitterness and grapefruit.
3.0 M: Medium body. High carbonation for the style and lacking creaminess.
3.5 D: This might be closer to an herbal pale ale than a saison, but itís still a good beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-21-2012 04:13:40
ryanfolty (1675) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
June 17, 2012 bottle from footbalm. Translucent cloudy golden pour with large amount of head and lacing. Aroma was fruity, spicy and maybe some sour notes. Taste was consistent with aroma and dry alcohol finish. Light to medium bodied with a touch of carbonation.
Nickls (1708) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fizzy white head that doesnít last very long, clear golden straw yellow hue. Spicy aromas, touch of bubblegum, light fruits and white pepper. More subtle flavors, coriander, gum, mint and white grapes. Lighter body with vibrant carbonation. Too spicy and needs to be cleaned up a bit.
Cybercat (2776) - Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong, malty aroma has a fruity overtone that is mostly apple with a hint of banana. It pours a clear golden-yellow with a decent white head that leaves only scattered lacing. Tasty flavor has a malty core and a fairly but not overly sweet fruit overtone and hints of butterscotch and hoppy bitterness. Firm texture has a good amount of fizz. A decent saison - if this is your preferred style, probably worth seeking.