DavidWoodruff (410) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow-orange with a white head. Yeasty, flowery aroma, along with some attic dustiness. Spicy, peppery flavors. Moderately hopped. A dry spicy, bitter finish.
baraciisch (2062) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear yellow gold in color... Aroma of biscuit, golden malts, earth... Light sweetness.... Flavor is unbelievably crisp, light sweet golden malts, biscuity malts, light sugary finish... Light candi sugar and hoppy notes on finish... Amazing
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daniele (5882) - ITALY - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap chiara leggera nota fruttata lieve nota speziata non molto corpo note erbacee
epeter85 (43) - - NOV 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very interesting blend of hoppy beer and farmhouse. From tap, foaming white head. Orange, tastes very farmhouse lemon, spice. Light body. Hops add a nice kick.
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Jur (397) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa CA.
Clear golden, fresh and zesty. Fairly dry, crisp and bitter. Very nice!
Ron (2727) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Russian River. Arrived at the table a hazed light yellow color with a small white head that left stringy lacing. Faint aroma, citric and sour apples. Flavor is sour apples, citric and a little funky, lemon and herbal notes as well. Crisp carbonation, medium body and refreshing to drink.
daknole (9615) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow pour, fluffy white head. Nice clean saison. Grassy, apples, green table grapes, light spice, a tad earthy and yeasty.
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at GABF 2014. Pours a clear yellow with foamy white head. Aroma is clean and yeasty. Mouthfeel is soft and lightly carbonated with notes of yeast, clean malt, grass, spice and wheat. Nice, clean and simple.
TheAlum (5964) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2014 Rating (Denver, CO). Pours a pale yellow lemon hue, decent haziness, frothy bright white creamy head as a thicker film, nice lacing and retention. Aromas are spicy and yeasty, some gentle fruit, bitter earth and florals. Some firm yeast, estery fruit shows banana, apple and pear. Gentle citrus, a bit floral. Initial is a bit soapy, fruity, faint bubblegum, pear and apple. Touches of dry and spicy yeast, straw, mellow fruit. Stillk a smaller body leads. Itself to a more dry and spicy, gently bitter backend. Wjole some nice fruit jabs come in the nose and front, the beer itself finishes dry, clean with just a mellow spiciness. Touches of gentle tropical fruit, citrus. Tasty stuff.
ineedbeer (931) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery.
Aroma has a slight grain note with a bit of a brad and biscuit character. Light hop character, floral and citrus. Moderate ester notes of red apple and pear with some medium light pepper phenolic character.
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale, yellow gold with a small, white head that recedes to the edges where it lingers. Moderate lacing and faint legs.
Flavor had a faint sweetness with some light grain and biscuit notes and a hint of light caramel. Medium notes of past and over ripe stone fruit with some light red apple character. Medium peppery phenolic character. Light floral and grassy hop notes with a bit of wood. Moderately high bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright Saison but definitely not anything special. I am not a fan of the year character which feels a bit rough on the edges to me.