corby112 (2804) - 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 Monkís 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 thatís 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. Thereís 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 Iíve ever had. I went back for several glasses until the keg was gone. Highly recommended!
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Monks. Poured hazy golden with a small white head. Pretty good retention and foam. Aroma had apple cider, citrus, wheat and orange peel. Some honey was added to the taste. Maybe I am missing something here because I thought this was very good. The mouthfeel was wonderful I thought with good balance.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2005 bretty, leathery aroma with mimosa characteristics...hazed yellow color with a thin halo. Full brett onslaught; leathery, dry, and champagne like with fresh squeezed OJ and pineapple notes. From my memory of "Sanctification", I would say that this beer is either extremely close or the exact same beer. The characteristics are extremely similar as it seems that brettanomyces is the main yeast here...This is what i would want a saison to taste like, but it doesnít taste like a saison is supposed to taste like.
Interestingly, had this again after itís been sitting in the keg for a few weeks and it has taken a extremely orvalish character...a little weaker bodied and less floral than orval but very very similar..interesting.
daknole (10836) - 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.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.
Steve_0 (3745) - 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 Danís 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.
baraciisch (2798) - 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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
donandres (296) - , Washington, USA - APR 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA
A: Pale, straw, clear/slightly hazy, white medium head goes away quickly
A: Cereal, grains, nutty
T: medium sourness, lightly bitter
MF: average carbonation
OA: Very good beer for the style, ok to repeat
Drank: April 14, 2016
AdamChandler (4466) - 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 thatís very thick and solid.
M - Heavy body. lots of carbonation.
O - This is a solid and very drinkable beer.
adnielsen (10445) - 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 @ Danís 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.