gordon1018 (6) - Castle Rock, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at brewery. Hazy dark yellow. Slightly oaky. Good but not great saison. Would order again
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours hazy yellow. Nose is winey, and yeasty. Taste is unique, with wine notes, with some barrel notes and a bit of yeasty taste. Slight fade on the end but this an excellent beer.
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber purchased at Joy in Denver, Colorado. The pour is a hazy golden orange with a smallish off white head. The aroma is faint wheat grain, generic ester and clove yeast, and a decent blast of sweetness, somewhat artificial sweetness. The taste follows the nose, mostly about the weird sweetness and the esters of the yeast, though the grain and wheat to poke through a bit. The palate is medium bodied, soft natural carbonation, sweetness in the finish. When American Saisons miss, they normally miss like this. Overall, just ok.
drjay44 (2567) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a very thin short lived white head without lacing, over a cloudy, gold (SRM 5) body......nose is light pear, apple, vinous, slight clove.....taste is light pear, apple vinous, with grape tones, slight vanilla, mild clove and light pepper on finish.....mouth feel light, alcohol hidden, carbonation high. This is listed as a Saison on the label. It meets the style quite nicely, has good complexity in both aroma and flavor. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, straw and biscuit malt, spicy hops and pepper notes. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at River North. Pours a hazy orange-yellow with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, grain, sweetness, and some yeast. Flavor is similar with sweet malt, grain, some sweetness, and yeast. Medium in body and sweet overall.
wchesser (1097) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold orange w/ fading head. Decent saison qualities. Good but nothing too special especially at the price.
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber. Pours golden, slightly hazy with no head to speak of. Aroma is basically all yeast and fruity esters. Earthy, grassy flavors, with some pear and more yeast thrown in. More tripel characteristics than a saison.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (cement, cobwebs), with notes of bubble gum, banana candy, pepper.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Not very good...candyish, banana/gum-heavy aroma, and too sweet in the mouth. A pretty typical Americanized rendition.
TAR (2435) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2012 Draught snifter at Vine Street Pub: Toasted orange. Fragmented eggshell foam. Horrendously off-putting and artificial-smelling odors of gummy candy, applesauce, custard, butterscotch, bath soap, grape bubblegum. Light-bodied with edgy carbonation. Semi-dry and firm with an early crackery malt surge swirled with a tarnishing applesauce flab. Underattenuated yeasty rancidity imparts mucky notes of dirty dish rag and circus peanuts. Discordant flavors of buttery dandelion and a gummy candy slickness muddle the center. Sugary sweetness steadily heightens as the pear syrup and Red Delicious apple gain steam. Poorly masked alcohol combines with the malt to create a honey-soaked poundcake effect. Malt is on the haylike/toasty/biscuity side, but also is quite husky and grainy. Finishes puttylike in its yeastiness with an overemphasized spicy fervency from excessive adjuncts. A very unclean and aimless rendition. Calling this a saison makes my heart hurt. But regardless of stylistic guidelines, this is just plain foul.