DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hazy medium gold, average white head in our plastic go-cups. Spicy yeasty profile, bready biscuity malts. Solid.
kermis (8499) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Revolution Brewing, Chicago. Pours hazy dark golden with an off white head.. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, malt, fruit, caramel and citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Very malty for the style.
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of yeast, spices and apricot. Flavour of spices, apricot and yeast. Nice.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MWBBF. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small white head. Aroma of bready malts, farmhouse funk, straw, apricot, and some grass. Flavor of bready malts, lemon, candi sugar, apricot, farmhouse funk, straw, and mild spice. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a mostly sweet mouthfeel. Nice saison.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, grapefruit and white grapes. Flavour of wheat, caramel, white grapes, Belgian hops, floral notes and grains. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a citrusy bitter finish with dry white grapes. Really well balanced and reminds me of Avec Les Bons Voeux.
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours hazy golden amber with a white head. Yeasty and fruity, with some banana, spice, mild peachy fruity sweetness, and a yeasty spicy finish. Decent. Not for the saison purists, though.
SudsMcDuff (7519) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the brewpub .. . great rustic feel/smell .. . solid bitterness .. . medium gold .. mild foam .. . easy going beer
.. . . why would the ambassador do such a thing..??
b3shine (7403) - Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a slightly hazy orange with off-white lacing. Smells yeasty and spicy with light hop notes. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An okay saison.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Brewpub, orangish yellow pour, medium bdied, spice & floral abundance. perfumy, light pot pourri. decent
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a hazy murky glowing orange, a bit darker, some tannish elements with a good offwhite head that stays decent sized, laces well. Aromas are a subtle fruity yeasty blend, a touch of spice mixed with apple, pear, and mellow banana. Grainy malts, a touch of wheat, and vanilla come in with dry and decent bittering hops, floral and earthy. Initial is nice, flavorful malts and fruity esters attack the palate, banana, apple, pear mix with a touch of bubblegum, citrus, vanilla, faint honey, good bitterness that let’s the dominant yeasty spice and fruit stay master, but balances well, drys out to a near champagne quality. A touch of orange, floral and earthy hops, and lingering spice stick to the palate. One of the better Saisons I’ve had from Chicagoland. Tasty, inoffensive, balanced well. Pulls several elements and flavors together well.