saxo (16049) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Russian River. Nice head with good duration. Color is is hazy golden. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, yeast, fruits and hops.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was on tap at the Firestone Walker festival. Pours a hazy yellow/gold with a nice sized white head. Aroma is yeasty,tart, funky, hay, lemon. Flavor follows suit. So nice on the tongue, just enough tartness, funk blends well with the carbonation. Damn fine beer. I think I was told that Vinnie brewed this from start to finish.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RR Brewpub. Pale straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is softly spicy and a little bit fruity. Some light sweet pale malt and a little bit of hay character. Some light white pepper flavour and a touch of yeasty spice.
marcus (8593) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Irishboy’s growler. Pours cloudy blonde with a thin off-white head and a yeasty fruity aroma. There is a carbonated fruity flavor with a nice yeast presence.
joeneugs (5269) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub. It pours a cloudy yellow/orange color with a pillowy white head. The aroma has tangerines and orange with a bit of bread. The flavor is the same with big citrus rind, light notes of pepper and an earthy, modestly funky yeast quality. The finish is lightly bitter with hints of pepper. Pretty dry and light on the palate. It has a little it of a soapy, floral aftertaste.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to daysinthewake for getting this growler out to me. Served in a Russian River TION goblet. Pours a clear straw-golden color with a nice white head. The nose has a touch of light pilsner malt plus a really nice bouquet of floral and slightly-spice hops. Some perfume. Light fruity notes. Really excellent. Very light. Flavor is likewise extremely well integrated and light on the palate. Extremely easy to drink. Light body and a dry finish. Excellent. Would love to have this year round.
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to hannont for sharing... A golden, hazy pour with a white head. This was a nice, to par for the style, saison. Citrus, grassy, earthy, rustic, floral, perfume-like, lemon zest, and nice hop flavors. Noticeable yeast spice and esters and other tropical-like fruits.
IrishBoy (4062) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2012 Draft at RR, a growler shared with several, and at the FWIPBF. Nose is yeast and a hint of cloves with caramel and floral mixed in. Murky yellow with a medium pale yellow head. Flavor is light bitterness, spices, and hint of funk.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice saison I’m not a huge fan of light beers but very taste overall and part of sampker
DYCSoccer17 (3580) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a growler. Aroma has significant barnyard, dry, funky saison notes. Really nice. Nice crackery nose with some light esters. Transparent golden body with a medium white head present. Starts a little spicy before this becomes lightly fruity, estery with mild banana hints. Very refreshing. Light, dry, herbal bitterness to finish. Very nice and sessionable. A really good brew.