TAR (2346) - 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.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from LetsPour.com. Pours a dark rather orange gold with a transient white head. Not getting much out of the nose, except some mild spicy citrus. Med body. Flavor is very Belgian yeast/fruity ester. To taste it is to know itís Belgian. There are some very earthy aspects to it. And itís also rather citrus. Itís a bit heavy for a saison, perhaps, but I have no idea why it has a low rating.
burg326 (2326) - Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at weekly tasting poured a light cloudy orange color with aromas of yeast, spice, light oak, some fruit, and a touch of pepper. Flavors followed suit, a nice sasion overall.
RobertDale (1900) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit, and spice. Taste is malt, yeast, fruit, grain, and spices. Decent.
tennessejed420 (923) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours cloudy orange gold with small off white head. Aroma of lemon, tart wheat, grain, soft fruitiness. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Flavor is lemony, with light spices and wheat, and a grainy finish. Not bad, but expect a bit more complexity from a saison.
drfabulous (2949) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at brewery. Slightly fruity and tangy. Not dry at all. Orange. Bit sugary. Ok.
gnoff (6320) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, funky scent. Sweet, honey, oak, vanilla taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to errl, orange in color with sweet grainy honey aromas and flavor, smooth sweet light finish, nice
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 (1372) - 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 (2821) - 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.