deekyn (1304) - 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 (3043) - 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 (1985) - 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 (6215) - 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 (6771) - 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 (2173) - 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
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brew pub, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear pale straw with a small white head. The head fades to a thin cover, but leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose is somewhat spicy with coriander along with pale grains and a lemon-citric quality. There is a faint hint of dust as well. The flavour starts out lightly sweet and lightly bitter, but soon becomes moderately bitter with a spicy note. The finish is long and spicy, with ginger, coriander and clove. On the palate, it is light in body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice saison, providing plenty of spice and a long, spicy ginger finish. A fairly complex brew. 2011-06-09
ben4321 (4318) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: I got to sample some of this from a growler after Nick’s wedding
Aroma: The nose is floral, some funk, and citrus and tropical fruits
Appearance: This one has a golden pour with a white head atop it
Flavor: The taste is much like the nose, with funk, hops, and fruit flavors
Palate: The body is medium (plus), somewhat crisp, with a chewiness
I’m really glad that I got the opportunity to try this one. It was really good. Another winner from Russian River!
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Monk’s Cafe.
Pours a dark golden orange with paler yellowish orange hues. Slightly hazy with a 1.5 finger white head that slowly fades into lasting cap. Streaks and spots of soapy lace left behind.
Slightly earthy, funky aroma with subtle barnyard notes, especially hay, grass and straw. Theres a nice funky brett presence that’s countered by subtle crisp hops and light fruit notes.
Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a nice dry, funky brett presence along with some zesty spice, bready yeast and light fruit. Lots of peppery spice, coriander perhaps, complimenting the funky brett. There’s also a nice bread/yeast flavor that adds complexity and fullness tithe palate. The funky, earthy character is countered perfectly by the sweeter notes. Hints of apple, pear and subtle alcohol. This beer is very complex and extremely quaffable. One of the better saisons I’ve ever had. I went back for several glasses until the keg was gone. Highly recommended!