Ernest (5864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is a lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of banana/gum, cotton candy, clove, alcohol (somewhat fusel - insecticide), paint.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Pretty much a bog-standard Americanized interpretation...overly sweet, with a banana-focused Hefeweizen-like nose and a tiny fizzy head that vanishes in seconds. A long way from what saison is about.
ajnepple (1040) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared. Gold and clear with a white head. Aroma and flavor of Belgian yeast, banana, clove, fruity esters, light spice, herbs, black pepper and an earthy bitterness. Medium body, pretty smooth and refreshing.
Mora2000 (5104) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is full of yeast, oranges and biscuit malt. The flavor is orange, sugar, biscuit malt, yeast and pepper. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Avery Strong Ale Fest 2013--hazy golden with a thin foamy head. Pretty complex nose full of crazy Belgian yeast esters. Aromas of spicy peppercorn, hay, cereal tones, pear, and coriander. Flavor is spot on with the nose, being equally complex and tasty. Lots of pear an light orange zest mix with peppery yeastiness, blonde malt, hay, and a quietly sweet yet fruity booziness on the finish I couldn’t put my finger on. Pretty eccentric and delightful. I had an imperial stout before this and I could still get everything from this.
adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2013. Pours a orange appearance with a tan head. A bit funky, slightly tart, orange fruity aroma. A bit tart, slightly funky, citrusy, barnyard flavor. Kind of a cool beer.
blutt59 (5875) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, thanks to errl, golden color with a plastic floral aroma, flavor is better, vanilla cream cake, cream of wheat cereal notes
Ratman197 (8468) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, spice, horseblanket and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, spice and light horseblanket witha smooth dry lingering spiced finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden oragne with a large, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt, sugar, spicy hops, bubble gum, cloves, and fruity esters. Flavor is malty sweetness, light hops and bitterness, light phenols, hops, and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz Bomber thanks to Errlski) clear light gold, almost no head. Nose of gold raisin, very sweet, not too spicy. Taste is spicy, earthy, not very good in either way and quite sweet.