dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a thin head. Creamy mouth and full. Taste is classic Biere de Garde but is amped up a little bit with more sweetness. Some caramel. There is a slight metallic taste. Overall not bad, but this style has never been a favorite of mine.
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear reddish amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a lot a good amount of fruit and spice with a bit of a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has more of an earthy grain/bread start that’s joined by light fruit and spice in the finish.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy, orange-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is bready pale malts with a light caramel sweetness along with a Belgian yeast phenol giving off some banana, a light clove, and a touch of peppery citrus. Some toastiness to the malts as well as a light tartness. Flavor is similar. A bigger, pale bready maltiness with some caramel up front as well as a Belgian yeastiness. Some light pepper in the middle with a touch of citrus and a light banana and clove before this finishes somewhat malty sweet with a touch of toast and a light citrus tartness. Light, earthy bitterness before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent beer. Big bready malts with some caramel sweetness and a good amount of Belgian yeast giving off some banana and a light clove note. A touch of citrus tartness at the end to keep things interesting. Not my favorite from Revolution, but not bad.
Dunt (283) - Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler purchased at the brewpub after work. Poured into my Stone tulip glass. Bastille pours a hazy deep brownish orange in color with about a fingers worth of off-white head. Head dissipates rather quickly to a still surface. Nose is a mix of saison and belgian yeast. There is clove, banana, and some grass. Flavor follows the nose in terms of the belgian yeast characteristics but it is accompanied by some pepper and tartness. There is also some light malt/breadiness on the finish. Light mouthfeel, moderately dry, some sweetness, moderate carbonation, and a medium finish. Nice beer! I love the Biere de Garde style and wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but it was a pleasant surprise. It could be a complete failure, but I would love to see how this would be after aging in some wine barrels.
BVery (5991) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Revolution. Orange golden pour with a smaller head. Saison yeast on the nose. Clean palate. Taste is bread, yeast, earth, and grass. Good stuff.