saxo (11236) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - 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.
daknole (7204) - 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.
marcus (5004) - 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.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , 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.
IrishBoy (3617) - 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.
boFNjackson (3574) - 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.
kmweaver (3143) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Listed as 4.6% saison on the board. Draft @ Russian River. Pours a pulpy, grapefruit-juice color; modest off-white head with solid lacing. Lemon zest, doughiness, and a very light sourdough-like tartness; soft profile for a saison. Medium-light body; medium-high CO2; creamy texture. Lots of doughy notes, light citrus (the mildest hint of tartness), and a white pepper character, but on the doughy, Belgian ale side of the spectrum, more than a peppery saison; still, tasty, with a lightly dry, bready finish.
DYCSoccer17 (3012) - 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.
Terminus (2891) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery-June 2012-pours hazy yellow with a small soapy whiete head with some lacing. WOW-crazy spruicy nose (noble hops) and yeast twang (wild?) Flavors are lite spicy dry noble hops bitterness-lots of dry citrus on the finish. What a flavorful little beer here! Another outstanding "lite" beer here. long grassy notes on the finish. love the lite palate here-lots of character yet can easily be sessioned. Fantastic experiment!