kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl bottle from Countryside Liquors (Tampa, FL). Pours a hazy dark amber color with a massive off-white two finger pillowy head that settles fairly quickly but heavily laces the glass. Aroma is sweet and spicy with notes of bready yeast, apple, pear, cider, faint hints of citrus and pepper. Flavor is sweet and malty and not like most saisons we have had. Strong notes of honey and caramel with notes of vanilla, cream, marshmallow with slighter notes of spice, yeast and bread. Generally light to medium body with a somewhat greasy, oily mouthfeel. Slightly floral and hoppy toward finish but that fades quickly to slightly sweeter notes.
Boutip (5065) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a deep dirty orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and no lacing. Aroma of spicy yeast with a good Belgian style malt and some weird conflicting spices. Taste is also a weird mix between some Belgian style malt with some weird spices mix and a spicy yeasty finish. Full body with average carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Definitely lacking some typical Saison ester and very unfocused (seems to be a cross between a Saison, Tripel, Wit and a Belgian Strong Ale). Not the best from this usually good brewery.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very murky unfiltered apple-juice like body with a fizzy white head. Aroma of cider with a fair amount of acidity and a concophony of spices. Body is thin and fizzy. Flavors are med. sweet with a ton of apple-like acidity. Phenols are everywhere and are not pleasant at all. Finish is heavily acidic. It hink ferment temps. must have gotten away from them.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz from Sam’s, Durham. Orange to golden pour, slightly cloudy, with a relative dearth of carbonation that makes me worry about the palate. Slightly spicy aroma, some sweet flavors mingling there with mild hops and yeast. The body is in fact very thin, with mild buttery tastes and some sweetness from the additions. Slightly slick, and a bit too one-dimensional. Rogue’s definitely out of its element here.
MadIndian (2571) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled with Frank, hazy orange pour with a thick head. Has a sour/bitter aroma and a slightly sour and bready finish. It’s ok for the style, I am not a big Saison fan.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from lone hill. Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Strong sharp earthy barn yard aroma. Pleasantly crisp fruity taste.
BuckeyeSammy (554) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1.50 per bottle, what a steal! Had to pick up two. Unfiltered darker amber color, large white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of sweet spices, orange,malt, ginger and light hops. Zesty, sharp carbonation, a little overpowering. Ginger, malty, sweet flavor.
You know i started this what a deal, but truthfully 1.50 for a 22 is about right. Not awful, but wouldnt get another one of these.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didn’t know quite what to expect with this, but gave it a shot anyways. filled the room as soon as it was opened, and split it with a friend. Grassy hops and spiceys everywhere in the nose. First sip, and everyone after that left me with a dry, cotton mouth feel that could only be fixed by having another. Quite strong yeast, almost thought of it as a grassy trippel without a lot of fruit.
Pretty good overall. I’d buy it again.
jredmond (6062) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. The body is hazy colorful orange. I can’t remember the head situation. The aroma is orange and spice. The taste is some sort of fruit that I couldn’t identify. I thought this was a really good beer.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am surpised this is rated so low. Very complex taste of fruit and malt. The taste begins sweet and is followed by a citrus flavor and lightly bitter finish. Although slightly bitter, ther is not much hop character. Not the usual beer.