Fritz123 (1020) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a store in Columbus, OH. Pours a golden yellow with haze. Large white head that lasted awhile and laced nicely in a snifter. Aroma of hay, dough, wheat, barnyard, spices, funk and damp basement. The taste really was fairly mild but the yeasts and the funky barn were most dominant with the bready dough as a base. The finish was a little funk with the spices and white pepper. moderate carb, light body. Tingles on the palette. Overall a pretty good saison.
blklab2007 (1974) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a coppery golden color with a coating of off white head that held on fairly well. Aroma has grains, wheat, wet hay, yeast, and light spice. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation is on the low side. Flavor has a lot of yeast character, esters, mild spice, grains, light bitterness, pepper, spices, and a lingering finish. It has a lot to offer and in no way is simple but the yeast is the center of the beer. Looking over the ratings it looks like every ones bottle is completely different.
deyholla (6660) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of grain and hay with backing notes of grass and belgian yeast. Flavor has more belgian yeast that lends a peppery note with a backbone of grain and grass.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #131. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of pale malt, honey, dust, vegetal notes. Taste is sweet bready malt, honey, spice, herbal hops. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice.
jtclockwork (8491) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG grand tasting. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of farmhouse yeast, mild sourness, lemongrass and touch of alcohol. Some spice. Medium body.
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Rubber / cork in the nose, maybe it’s old, maybe it’s not in good shape, hard to tell. Phenolic, yeasty, lightly hoppy / grassy, some cobwebs and citrus pith, melon rind and such. Not a very pleasant aroma, the drywall / caulk and rubber notes are off-putting. Medium body, high carbonation, juicy noble hops give it some lemon and lime punch. Malt is baguette and crackers but seems stale. Hot alcohols in the finish.
rondphoto (2046) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
guest sample @ Party Town / Florence KY Easily the best of the Rockmill brews I sampled. Aroma of pastures and fresh spring air. Cloudy golden amber with a full 2" head that never leaves, lace that slides back into the drink. Taste is wheat, hay, and malt with a pinch of light fresh spice, adding sweet caramel as it literally bursts into the palate. Just enough bittering to balance arrives in a satisfying finish. An exceptional example of the style.
superspak (2636) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/16/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big orange, pear, apple, apricot, lemon zest, clove, pepper, light bubblegum, bread, honey, herbal, floral, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of big fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big orange, pear, apricot, apple, lemon zest, clove, pepper, light bubblegum, honey, bread, herbal, floral, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness. Big earthy/spicy yeast flavors on the finish; with lingering notes of orange, pear, apricot, apple, lemon zest, clove, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of big fruity/spicy yeast esters with moderate malt and hop flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic saison! All around awesome balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
snoworsummer (2167) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper reddish-orange with a frothy white head. Tastes like malt, lots of grains, resin, musk. Low/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, light pine, light citrus.
sonnycheeba (3570) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours hazy amber with thick frothy off-white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, spice, citrus fruit esters, light grapefruit, and faint toast. Flavor is bready malts, light toast, light citrus esters, some grassy and floral hop esters, and faint toffee; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.