kevinator (558) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - 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.
Ratman197 (8493) - 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.
jtclockwork (6235) - , 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.
OKplus (673) - 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
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 (9159) - 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.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose has some floral hops. Flavor has a bit of spice and malt. Dry. High carbonation. Touch of fruit. Not too exciting.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Beerboy9960 for sending this! Nice dark orange pour, huge head from the bottle conditioning, and a massive floral aroma (seems more than just Simcoe, maybe some genuine fleurs and shit). Champagne yeast and dry hopping combined so well with the spiciness of the saison, YUM. The only patch on this was an occasional soapiness in the taste, but still really enjoyable.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle. Poured brighter golden with a ridiculously tall cap of white head and some rising carbonation.. I’m talking 6" head to 1" of liquid. The aroma picked up fresh, bright cloves, coriander, lemon zest, and dank fruity/floral hops over a soft pale base.. I really dug it. The flavor opened tart, with lemon zest, oak, and cloves leading.. pale malt and a touch of fruity meat supported.. white pepper, cloves, and catty bitterness around.. finished dry and tart, carrying through a lot of spices. Light-medium bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. hoppy for a saison, but that was the intent, and it worked well.. very good brew.