joeneugs (3740) - 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 (3979) - 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 (7379) - 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 (1311) - 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 (3262) - 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 (1997) - 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.
laiti (6440) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Rated on 21.07.2012
Aroma has some wheat and hay. Flavour is somewhat spicy with bun dough and some wheat. The dough is not nice here, but not bad anyway.
olio (6912) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brewpub, Santa Rosa.
Rated on 20120721.
Pours hazy yellow color with small head. Aroma of sour fruits, yeast, herbs, mild spices and apricot. Flavour of apricot yeast, grass and spices. Very good.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Russian River. My second last glass of the day. There will be further notes on this when I actually rate Russian River, but I DO want to note just how incredible a time I had there. My server (whose name I regrettably forget) had us for lunch on both the 13th and 14th, and really seemed to understand how this was a "trip to Mecca" for me, and really went above and beyond for both of our visits. A massive thumbs down to the city of Santa Rosa for their $35 parking ticket after I spent over $300 at Russian River for being 2 minutes over their Draconian 2 hour maximum. They literally ticketed me between loading my box of growlers, and my box of bottles. That is no way to treat tourists in a recession. Pricks.
Draft at Russian River. Pours a glowing deep golden orange, Thin white head, quite persistent, great lacing. Nose is spicy yeast, big soap, with light fruit and spice. Flavours of earthy hops, damn this is earthy... Nice broad spiciness throughout, and some light fruit, but damn, it’s like getting dragged face-first over a gravel-bar. In a good way...
MadRobin (2225) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 2 oz. sample at the Russian River brewpub in Santa Rosa, CA. Part of a 10 beer "Belgian Sampler," which is a bit much to try to keep straight, even with written notes.
Hazy, sparkling, straw color with white head and good lacing.
Hoppy, funky aroma of pine, lemon citrus and yeast.
Taste is tart, hoppy, bitter and funky with pine, citrus and caramel flavors.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone