jtclockwork (9685) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a generous trader; shared with Jcwatts. Pours cloudy orange with off white head. Nose and taste of coriander, orange peel, fruity hops, apricot pit, peach, yeast and sea salt. Medium body. Finishes mostly dry.
BMMillsy (1593) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared at the Batch 600 Swamp Head release. Pours hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma of some belgian yeast and spices, maybe a hint off dead hops. Flavor follows similarly with belgian yeasty notes, some interesting spice, champagne notes and spritzy things going on here, and a hint of deadened hops. Light bodied, crisp, with high carbonation. This one was a little weird. Not sure how old it was (had this on August 2nd, 2014) but the weird spice note wasn’t my thing.
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, straw, yeast, tropical fruit and light barnyard funk. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, fruittiness and light barnyard with a smooth dry finish.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle-shared by jtc-tight offwhite-hazy gold. A-fruity/grassy, lt malt/wheat, yeasty. T-fruity-orange/grassy hops, lt malt/wheat, spice, yeast. There’s a tingle on the tongue @the front end, but falls short @backend.
tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden with a nice white head. Aroma is sweet fruity funky citric and yeasty. Flavor is as aroma, somewhat spicy and has a nice funky touch.
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"last of the trade from Hannah. Nice aromatic hops and light fruit in the nose. smooth and easy drinking. Not a TON of complexity, but it’s yummy (citrus hops and light fruity belgian yeast). Something I would drink a lot of if easily available. Thanks Hannah."
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Hazy golden orange with a huge foamy head with excellent retention. Good lacing from top to bottom.
S - Pine, herbal, floral, apple skins, pepper, spicy yeast, unripe banana, hints of musty yeast come out when warm
T - Woody pine, orange cream citrus then turns sweet with tropical fruits, mango, apricot, granny smith apples move in with some earthy spice, and pepper. Acidic toward the dry finish.
M - Medium body, moderate active carbonation.
Good complexity, nicely layered with a dry finish. A fine Saison that hits all the marks.
Serving type: bottle
kevinator (1109) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think this is a somewhat underrated beer. Quite pleasant and surprising. For a Saison it had a floral hop aroma. The color was cloudy like a pear cider. The head was enormous. Clean and weighty palate with a moderate carbonation. The flavors were big and mixed. Hops up front but Belgian champagne yeast. Some fruitiness but earthy essences as well. Really unique.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle poured into snifter. Sent as an extra, and what a sweet surprise this was. Aroma has sweet hints of lemon oil, hops and yeast. Flavor is a bit champagne like but mostly dry. Aroma is definitely better then the flavor, which is sort of a let down for me.
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow in color with a huge, rocky, white head. The nose has a great floral and citrus hop aroma with a touch of grass. Light funk and yeast to it with some bread and cracker malts. Just a hint of sweet fruit. The flavor is dry and crisp with a moderate yeast flavor. Mild fruit (pear, apple) with a bit of citrus. Decently floral and a hint of grass. Nice hop character overall.