Theis (13902) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Revolution, Chicago. Cloudy golden/amber - white head. Spicy. Fruity. Banana. Bitterness. Zesty. Candlewax. Peppery. Citrus. Wheaty. Light alcoholic.
crossovert (8197) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one was feakin good. Amazing hop flavors, great spiciness, nicely dry and subtly bitter, a well crafted brew.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap flight at the brewery. Clear, dark golden pour, minimal head. Aroma of spice, yeast, and hops. Flavorful brew. Spice drops mixed with a mild hop background. Slippery mouthfeel. Nice .
Newk (299) - - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 poured from tap at revolution. Poured into a tulip with a slightly hazy yellow/gold color and a nice head.
Very good aromas of spice, lemon peels, and citrus notes. Well balanced, but lacking a bit of depth.
Well balanced with a smooth medium feel. Flavorful with notes of citrus, spices and some navel oranges.
This version is at 8.1% and it’s not really noticeable. A more citrusy take on a saison. The feel is a bit lighter than I’d personally like, but this is a very good and enjoyable beer.
madvike (2977) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at GTMW - Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Light spice on the nose, with some funk and a bit of fruit, most notably apricot. Taste is light fruit, yeasty goodness, and a light malt base. Smooth and well-carbonated.
wmubronco1992 (644) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Revolution brewpub. Pours a honey color. Very mild aroma. Flavor is sweet fruit and spicy, but something didn’t work for me. I love a good saison, but this one was missing something for me. Good mouthfeel. Overall this one was just ok. Based on the other ratings I hope to get another sample next time I’m in Chicago.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at their brewpub. This was a nicely hopped-up saison, with herbals and peppery spice standing out. The pour was too close to the top of the glass, leaving nothing more than a thin layer of wispy white head. The body was fairly translucent and burnt orange in color in the darker lighting. A full, hazy cloud of an aroma here, with some decent notes. Bananas, peppery spice, lots of herb, some caramel, and nutty cereal grains. The mouthfeel was peppery and bitter. This bitterness made this saison unique for sure. Mixed fruity notes up front, and peppery citrus. More of a herbal and light floral finish. Really not too bad here. Good profile, buts things didn’t quite come together for me in all the right ways.
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of yeast, grainy/rice malt, and spices. Flavor of yeast, bready malt, lots of spices (pepper) in the background, some tangy citrus. A good, spicy saison.
andyhwcinc (1539) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at Revolution Brewery in Chicago, IL while eating dinner with some jabronies who I happen to be in a band with. Rated while watching Teen Wolf. Appearance a vibrant bright gold with thin white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of spices, coriander, wild yeast, very floral, stings the nostrils. Taste very floral and spicy, but smooth at the same time with decent carbonation. Wild yeast and spices are the prevalent ingredients, kind of sour in the finish. Really is pretty good.
BeerandBlues2 (10249) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention and light lacing. Aroma is medium malt (straw, toast, meal), earthy hops, light fruity esters, and barnyard notes. Flavor is malty, bright fruits and hops, and earthy/barnyard. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation and a dry finish.