adamjackson (1229) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Acquired in a So-Cal trade. Bottled 8/30/12 (9ish days ago). Enjoyed in a tulip at fridge temperature.
A - Nice fluffy 1 finger off white head. Fades to nothing after a minute or so. Sort of a cloudy tangerine color.
S - Very yeasty breadiness on the nose with light Simcoe and some piney notes. Some degree of citrus.
T - Mild bitterness up front followed by a muted light hopped Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Sort of a bready yeasty taste with honey and orange peels at the finish.
M - Light body, heavy carbonation.
O - This is a drinkable beer. For an equal effort, I can get Pliny so I’ll stick to that.
joeneugs (2144) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. The aroma is citrusy and tropical yet dry. New Zealand hops? The flavor is prickly on the tongue with bread, citrus, orange and hints of melon. Dry and very yeast, but doesn’t really hit me as a Saison. Decent.
dfearnley (322) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hay, papaya, other tropical fruits, resin, grapefruit, and alcohol. Cloudy amber with a thin off-white head and a little lacing. Taste is overly fruity with a light bitter ending. A bit thin and silky. I expected more from RR, but it's still pretty good.
Ferris (493) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Fresh hoppy lemon and grass, yes you could say lemon grass but I wouldn't. Tropical fruit abound. Cloudy orange with a persistent thin head. Sweet tropical fruit and a bit of sourness, let down from the amazing smell. Much to subtle.
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marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours clear golden with a disappearing white head and a burnt toast and fruit aroma. There is a smooth light malt flavor with a dry finish and a fair amount of hop bitterness.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is earthy and fruity. And quite floral. Med minus body. Flavor is wheaty, lightly earthy, fruity. Finishes bitter and dry. Refreshing. RR’s equivalent of a lawn mower beer. Probably the best of those ever.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle gifted from drabmuh. Thanks Matt! A new beer from one of my favorite breweries. Very exciting.
The beer is mostly clear, with only a mild haze, and appears a light yellow color. The head is insubstantial, measuring less than a quarter inch, even after agitation. Minimal lacing.
I like the aroma. Bready and malty. Smells like a lager. Nice sourdough bread scents.
Thirst quenching, refreshing, easy to drink. Lots of flavor in a low alcohol, sessionable beer. Malty, with only a subtle sweetness that sneaks in, adding s little something to the bready, lager flavors.
Thin body, but not too. Goes down easy. No trace of alcohol.
Overall, I would like a keg of this at my house next summer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-05-2011
BoBoChamp (4183) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
51cl, Bottled on Aug. 30th 2012, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, malty/fruity and slightly floral/bitter, refreshing, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of JoeMcPhee
Cloudy blond color, small head. Light aroma, some malt. Dryish mouthfeel, dry malt flavor, some spices from the yeast, very light citrusy flavor too; correct bitterness.
Balanced Saison, good.
Ratman197 (7618) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, yeast, citrus and light floral notes. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, lemon zest and a hint of earthiness with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
crosamich (430) - Naples, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I did NOT realize this was a saison while drinking. I considered this more of a pale ale. Just a slight yeasty/bready component otherwise it was light, drinkable, with decent hop character.