supershea (19) - Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
This was disappointing. I was excited to have a regional brewery with a Saison. This just wasn’t impressive at all. The pour is okay, very little head. The taste is flat with hints of citrus, but not palate popping citrus from other Saisons I have had. The finish us sour and lingers.
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Something strange about this one. Not a typical saison. Strange flavors that don’t quite hold together as a farmhouse ale. Not recommended.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz draft pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, spice and yeast. Taste is yeast, malts and funk.
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sampled at RBSG. From notes. Caramel, yeast and some tart funk. Pretty good.
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have some spices, hay, mild fruit character, light funk, some earthy bitterness, not very dynamic, pretty basic saison.
DrSilverworm (7806) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can, from Lukas Liquor in Missouri. Hazy orange amber color. Fizzy off-white head. Loose splotches of lace. Medium body. Soft, kind of effervescent carbonation. More dry finish. Big herbal character, kind of spicy. Bigger spicy, moderate bitter, light sweet. Eh.. Not crazy about this one. A bit too much of a bitter spicy bite for a 5.5% saison. Calms down a bit though after sitting and swishing.
b3shine (6159) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a hazy apricot with foamy eggshell head. Smells semi-sweet and yeasty. Tastes like it smells with a touch of what seems to be orange. Solid on the palate. A decent no-frills saison.
Quetzolcotl (24) - - JUN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can. Pours nice medium dark gold, pretty clear, and lots of carbonation. Aroma of pears and apricots, and malt. Finishes nice and dry but is too bitter for the style and is slightly astringent. Wish this had some more fruity esters from the yeast. Glad to see a saison in a can so I applaud that. Hope they keep tweaking the recipe.
thegreenrooster (3400) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a clear gold with a huge white head. Aroma is grain malt with some yeasty ester. Flavor is a heavy malt grain with the yeast trying to do something. The aftertaste really kills this one. Kind of gritty and bitter with something like burnt malt. A little unpleasant. This one needs to head back to the drawing board.
Bif (1600) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz Can. Pours a hazy copper color with a foamy head and bits of lacing. Aroma of Yeast malt bit of fruit and grass. Taste of malt, yeast, bit of fruit, spice and grain. Mild bitterness and a tart finish. Moderate body with an interesting character. Decent beer for a regional brewer.