shigadeyo (3148) - 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 (6104) - 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 (8682) - 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 (4543) - 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.
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ our annual Christmas night bottle share... Poured vibrant, golden with a nice white head. A nice and pleasant saison. Quite balanced. Earthy with yeast spice and esters. Wheated malts with black pepper spice and grassy earthiness.
Lukaduke (2549) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jstax! Pours a slightly hazy orange gold color with a lively 3 finger sticky foam. On the nose there is some nice fruit pear, rustic yeast, pepper and a bit of grass. The palate follows suit with a nice balance between sweet fruit, peppery spice and some earthy hay and straw peaking through to keep it on the farm. Nice beer and will search out more from this brewery.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lemon orange hay white grape juice sweet grass. Hazy orange pour nice frothy white head good thick lace. Sweetish grassy hay and wheat some dust and black pepper a little orange. Well carbonated dry-ish finish. A good solid light bitterness. Pleasant beer.
b33r (696) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright gold color with big white head. This is a sweet & grassy and I loved it. A lot of spicy, citric, bitter notes make it pretty complex, but balanced. Definitely my favorite of Rockmill’s selection. Stilll expensive though :(
Leafs93 (1823) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold with a brilliant white head. Lots of carbonation in this one. Aroma is earthy, some funk and barnyard. Taste is sweet with some drying tartness on the finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Belmont Party, Dayton. Pale orange pour, moderately cloudy and earthy looking. Attractive, with a buoyant head too. Aroma is both floral and spicy, kind of lacking character. Taste is consistent with that impression, fairly average overall, with a light candy affect that’s not out of place but makes this seem like an average American saison overall.