StefanSD (2183) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml botlle courtesy of Josh. Pours a murky amber color with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine film. The aroma is big with Belgian yeasts, mild spices and some barnyard funk. The taste is subtle with white fruits, mild spices, and more yeast character. The palate was thinner than I prefer and the carbonation was prickly. Finished short and dry. Overall: Decent saison.
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Bottle from Superstar Beverage - Huntington, 9/30/14
Aroma: The nose is yeast and spice mostly with a pretty decent amount of funk as well
Appearance: Pours a murky orange color with a small, sheeting white head that leaves plus lace
Flavor: The flavor is pretty funky as well, not much sweetness, lots of spice, and medium bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it is fairly smooth on the mouth, somewhat creamy, with a mid-dry finish
This is definitely one of the funkier Saisons I can recall trying in recent memory. Overall, I thought that the flavor combination worked pretty well here, and the components all seem to mesh nicely.
yiannnos (912) - , CYPRUS - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper colour. Farmhouse aroma, funky saison flavour, an ok saison.
Jow (2240) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from whole foods. Pours a clear light copper kinda odd coloration actually. Nose is yeast and barnyard. Tastes og apricot, peachy, earthy, some lemongrass, hint of sourness, and horse blanket. Zesty palate.
GenDV138 (1645) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014. Cloudy apricot yellow with off-white head. Aromas of bread, funk, citrus peel. Tastes of funk, figs, citrus fruit and peel. Medium-light body and dry.
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle shared at RBSG up in the presidential suite. I saw Biebers wanted one, and I had to deliver the goods from Ohio. Pours a mostly clear, deep gold with a white head that settles into a ring. Notes of farmhouse funk, bready malts, orange, melon, apple, soap, spice (pepper, clove), and straw. Maybe some banana, too. Light-bodied with low to moderate carbonation and a sweet, watery mouthfeel. Leans sweet for my liking, but not bad.
jcnielsen (2232) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at RBSG. Thanks phaleslu! Pours a hazy golden orange color with white head. Malty, honey, spicy aromas and flavors.
CanIHave4Beers (3338) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
808s n FartRates review #8, Peter brought this one because I wanted him to, which I thought was both chill and tame.
Pours a golden color with a decent head and lacing on the glass.
The aroma is earthy and peachy with some toasty bread.
The flavor is a touch boozy, but it does have a peachy fruitiness along with some pear. The peppercorn is a pretty forward note here as well is the baguette bread. It’s decently dry I suppose but it’s got a little bit more malt character/sweetness than I’d like it to have.
Nice enough beer for sure.
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Presidential Suite. Hazy golden beer with a white head. Strong banana ester, some peach, and bread dough. A bit of clove and white pepper. Quite a bit of orange zest, which is nice. Flavor is a bit sweeter than I’d like for a saison, but still pleasant. Bread dough, orange, and banana are prominent. A touch of pear and apple. Nice spiciness. Pretty decent beer.
Homer321 (2054) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared at RBSG 2014 in the Presidential Suite. White pepper in the nose. Pour is slightly hazy; dark orange. A ton of citrus in the flavor with moderate carbonation and very crisp and bubble. Dry finish. Pretty good.