Naka (698) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Pour House. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a small frothy white head. Aroma has some spicy fruit, a bit of yeasty vanilla, and alcohol. Very strong fruity taste. Apples, citrus, and a nice peppery spice. A bitterness from alcohol is definitely there. Sort of a mineraly characteristic in there, slightly medicinal. Medium -light body that leaves a nice bitterness in the mouth. Nice offering.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-Slightly cloudy pale yellow body that is served with a 1 finger white head. Head subsides quickly and leaves some lacing behind in the glass.
S- Coriander and yeast come through along with a slight tartness.
T- Coriander and some fruity citrus upfront with a slightly tart backbone. The tartness intensifies for the finish along with some other flavors. Flavor is somewhat mild.
P- Medium carbonation and light body. Body is slightly yeasty but not as full as I expect in a good Saison.
O- This is a pretty good beer overall and is very drinkable. The 8.8% is not noticeable at all and I was very surprised when I read the menu again as I was finishing my glass. This does taste more like an imperial witbier than a saison to me but I like imperial wits too. I liked it but probably won’t order it again because of their interesting selection that I haven’t even scratched the surface of yet.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-22-2008 20:54:20