rburrell89 (10) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber. This saison is up to par. It pours a nice hazy golden color. Earthy undertone with a slight hop presence. The ABV is a huge plus on this beer.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden body with a frothy, white head, lasting. Aroma of toasted grain, basement mustiness, lemon zest, pepper, plastic. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Alcohol in the finish. Sweet for a saison with light banana taste along with spices and citrus.
3fourths (8982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 draft. lightly hazed orange body with a small off-white head. little retention. nose is peppercorns, herbs, flowers, plastic, dried banana, candy sugar, dust, caramelized pale malt. Effervescent, bitter, carbonic, sweet and a little juicy. Pale malt is savory and succulent and honey-ish and rich and lightly toasty in the way of Heller Bock, but with esters and higher carbonation.
unclemike (2832) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Low haze golden pour. Weak foam. Sugary candy aroma with stickier, phenolic Belgian yeast. Taste is more like an Abbey Tripel with booze, sugar, soap and hefty rustic grain cracker content. Eh. Dusty mouthfeel.
mcberko (12393) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy murky golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out farmhouse yeast and lots of murky notes. Flavour brings out sweet stone fruits and murky yeasty notes. Not an authentic saison - not even close. Pretty shit really.
Gription79 (2783) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Spicy, cardboard, fruity, estery, phenolic, caramely, old oxidized sample, alcohol notes. Footbalmed
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Beer Kitchen in Kansas City. Pours a hazy yellow with one finger of white head. Aroma is yeasty some lemongrass. Peppery. Flavor follows. Nice beer.
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JK (5591) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the brewery during GABF week, 2014. Dry. Subtle spice. Grass and earthy, dry overall, some yeast in the finish. Decent.
ads135 (3922) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty decent saison, though nothing special. Dry and spicy with a bit of coriander and some lemon.
djd07 (8213) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, barnyard, yeast. Medium mouthfeel with sweet fruit and wheat, decent.
M82 (468) - Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazed, sunny to golden amber body supports a slowly fading, one inch, frothy to smooth white head, which creates a frothy ring, thin island, and rounded peninsula with a few dots of lace
Aromas and flavors of hay and earth with rounded white spice, light grainy sweetness, along with a subtle, underlying, complex layer of nearly tart-yogurty-pear-faint pineapple-funk on a smooth, lightly creamy medium-light body with controlled, soft, active carbonation creating a clean, mildly fruity residual offering a somewhat tacky texture with spice, subtle herb, and balancing, light, grainy sweetness as everything fades out, rustic and traditional, yet clean and orchestrated
22oz bottle a few days after first KC release, served at 45º and warming into Orrefors Beer Taster