drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gol with white head. Aroma skunky and grassy, lemon peel, some fruitiness. Flavors got bubblegum, pepper, lemon, grain. Clean and crisp.
EdInSaltLake (658) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lemony, spicy, earthy/dusty yeast aroma. Spritzy carbonation... Lots-o-head, which dissipates quickly. A lot of fruity flavor (tart lemon, and maybe some subtle pear or something?). Banana/bubblegum in finish/aftertaste. Nice pepper/coriander spiciness, and some earthy yeast flavor. A little sweeter than I generally like in a Saison--but I think it works OK in this one.
RobertDale (3583) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml. bottle. Thanks Dallas! Pours a hazy gold with a large white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, spice, and malt. Taste is lemons, yeast, malt, spice, and florals. Finishes dry and somewhat bitter. Nice.
Travlr (12456) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color, medium whitebhead. Aroma of dusty and peppery coriander, clove. Taste is lightly spiced straw.
pushkinwow (2037) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale hazy yellow with a generous white head that fades to a nice centimeter layer. Some lemon, grass, oddly bubblegum, some spice but very faint, also some creamy brie notes. Mild body and moderate carbonation, little dry, more lemon with grass, slightly sour with some bitterness, becomes quite dry and a little thin on the end.
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 500 ml. bottle via trade from Sledutah. It pours a light amber color with a large white head. The nose has light hay, spice, and floral notes. The flavor follows suit with a bit of pale malt and lemon. Light body with lots of softer carbonation. Pretty decent brew.
Brigadier (3030) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle
Thanks to Santa for this Utah release which was actually pretty solid. Sometimes I find breweries like this to be hit or miss. This one manages to land near the mark for the most part.
Aroma / Appearance - A bubbly geyser was the biggest flaw of this otherwise brilliant and bright base. The golden transparent liquid supports a soft white head. Lemon sherbet, hay, residual earthy hops, and dry musty earth form a passable nose for an Americanized saison.
Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is just as bubbly as the appearance suggests. Champagne, lemons, and Sprite are at once sweet and tart. The wet earthy finish does a good job of holding together the flavors to the end. This is not the greatest example of the style but there are worse ones on the market.
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrus, must, touch of spice on the nose. Golden color, not much lacing after 1/2" head. Taste is crisp, nice slight fruit flavored citrus, touch of clove but very subtle.great sunny day beer!
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SSSteve (3791) - - SEP 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. clear gold with huge whipped head. sweet corn, floral hops, grassy nose. surprising tart flavor and a bit salty. floral and pale grain flavors. light body with soft mouthfeel.
Terminus (3254) - 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!