dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice citrusy aroma. Flavor is also citrusy, with nice hints of lemon. A it of funk on the finish, which is to be expected given the style. Not bad.
Steve_0 (2901) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottlet at Dan’s shared with friends. Golden orange appearance with a two-finger, white head and great lacing. Cheese, wax, spice, tropical fruits, pineapple, and straw in the aroma. Taste is mango, armpit, pepper, pineapple, cobwebs, biscuit, and pear with a lightly tart finish. Medium mothfeel with high carbonation. Spicy, sour, funky, bready, and smooth. Really nice saison.
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of Steve_0. Thanks! Pours a bit hazy golden appearance with a very nice off white head. White pepper, straw, mild grassy, lightly fruity,a touch funky aroma. A bit tangy, tart, a touch funky, light barnyard, lemon, somewhat spicy flavor. Pretty interesting. Update at RR: good brew.
arminjewell (6706) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of growler, thanks to Stephen. Pour is hazy orange with nice fluffy white head, aroma has notes of nice biscuit, vanilla, hints of earth, bread, touch of white fruit, hints of spicy yeast as well, smells nice. Taste is a mix of sweet biscuit, bread, cracker, sme sour grain, slightly funky, hints of earth, biscuit, vanilla, white pear and peach, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter, dry.
joeneugs (3552) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Russian River. It pours clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is potent with saison yeast spiciness...pepper, clove etc... with some vanilla and orange peel. The flavor is bone dry and super spicy with mild citrus fruit and a little soapy. Hint of tartness near the finish. Light and dry, but a powerhouse with the flavor.
bytemesis (3681) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear light amber with a small white head and (predictably) great lacing. Aroma is yeast, lemon, clove. Flavor is strong Belgian yeast, citric bitter with a light lemon peel astringence. Not my favorite.
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@the brewpub, Santa Rosa, CA, 13/08/12. Outspoken clovey spice, pepper and banana yeastiness on the nose. Drinks soft and peppery with Belgian yeast, banana shrimp notes...something hop (can’t decipher notes), bitterness that clings.
deekyn (1284) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours Nice filtered apple juice amber with a high fluffy white head that sticks to the glass. Effervescent bubbles. S - Belgian yeasts. Bready notes, hay and cloves. Nice very Belgian saisson. M - nice full palate full bodied. Lightly bitter, to a subtle sweet flatter palate. Lightly bitter vegetal end. T - Belgian yeasts and fall spices up front, hay and lightly sweet apple on the palate. Lightly bitter vegetal ending. O - very good saison. Great balance of sweet and bitter. 7+
AdamJackson (2958) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 oz pour at RR.
A - Straw color. 2 finger head. nice lacing.
S - Bready yeast and some oranges. coriander.
T - Very sweet with some spices and sweet orange peels. Very bready and has this mouth feel that’s very thick and solid.
M - Heavy body. lots of carbonation.
O - This is a solid and very drinkable beer.
ration (1977) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
210712. Tap at Russian river brewing, Santa Rosa. Pours hay golden with a small head. Around. Sour fruit, Belgian yeast. Slight sweet wheat taste. Not Bad.