sonnycheeba (3677) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9985) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is black pepper, ginger, and earthy notes, wheat and cereal malt, pear and apple esters. Flavor is spicy and peppery, wheat and biscuit malt, light fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (12980) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a Baltimore tasting with BeerandBlues2, sonnycheeba and snoworsummer. Hazy deep golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of light funk, white pepper. Taste is hay and straw. OK.
Pauljbrockman (39) - USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden honey color. Thick foamy head that lasts. The nose is inviting with hints of clover, honey and citrus. Palate is tart and sour with a punch of hops and citrus.
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DrSilverworm (6808) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
~6oz pour from a bottle, at the brewery. Totally hazy orange amber color. Thin off-white head. Good ropes and dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation, with a fuller body. Great fruity, tropical, light rind citrus, light grapefruit aromatic. Good, complex hop character for a saison. Light caramel malt, but it’s not unpleasant. Good bigger bitter taste, lighter sweet; love the taste on this. Above average bitterness. Awesome saison.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy, apple cider appearance with an overflowing cream colored foamy head. Had to wait a while for it to drop before I could drink. A nice sweet, yeasty, fruity aroma; sugared apples and bananas, spices, yeast. The flavor matches the aroma though the apple component seems a touch sharper than the other components. A very active moutfhfeel. Overall, fair.
shigadeyo (3049) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/06/2011: Rockmill Saison Organic Farmhouse Ale... Aroma: Dried citrus peel (grapefruit and orange) and fruits (apricot, orange, peach); really subtle spice (cinnamon or allspice). Appearance: Molten sulfur (very murky); very dull, dark gold color; really large bubbly beige head; very lively. Flavor: Floral and soapy with dried citrus and fruit (plum, pear); biscuit malt and spicy Belgian yeast; alcohol venting in the finish. Palate: Medium-bodied; good level of carbonation; smooth. Overall: Pretty good American-style Saison, but more complexity would be appreciated.
1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (6.5% Alc/Vol) shared by drjohnrock. Thanks John! Rating #36 for this beer.
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
In short: A problematic awkwardly fruity blond ale with a synthetic character. Bad.
How: 750ml bottle, shared by Montreal friends, fresh, less than a month after purchase.
The look: Cloudy blonde-orange body topped by a medium beige head.
In long: Nose is abnormally strong fruity esters next to opened bottles in a medicine cabinet. Not an inviting aroma. Taste does not improve anything. Crushed aspirins, canned tropical fruits, lemons, cray and more cray, banana peels, medicinal notes. Lack of malts, feels like a yeast soup. Carbonation is excessive. A complete train wreck, not sure what to make of this. In Hell, serial killers live many, many floors above people who make beer like this one.
crossovert (7721) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Positive for the organic part. IT is a light, non-offensive saison that goes down nicely.
drfabulous (4127) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle from Dutch’s in Cinci. Amber like color. Bit dark for me in color. Light carbonation. Slightly sweet with fruit esters and some spice. Slight taste of apple.