slowrunner77 (7091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a mostly classic saision. maybe a touch funkier and a touch hoppier than some. really really well put together and a fantastic hot weather brew. finishes dry.
SinH4 (1080) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Bananas, spicy, light lemony. Dry and spicy. Malty, a bit doughy. Tastes just like in Belgium. Crisp mouthfeel. Light and refreshing. Well-brewed, yes, generic, yes.
nickd717 (3638) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft from last year’s ticking notes, from Toronado. Hazy pale golden/yellow in color with a white head and nice lacing. Dry light fruit aroma, barnyard/hay, and grassy hops. Funky flavor, somewhat fruity and citric but dry. Finishes with hop bitterness. Lively mouthfeel, somewhat drying. Good but not up to typical RR standards.
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado, February 2014.
Hazy golden with a small head. Aroma and taste of citrus, hay, some light spices, grapefruit and some orange. Soft and easy to drink. A descent one.
MattH (660) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Light gold pour. Aroma of flowers. Taste is orange blossom. High carbonation, light body.
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy gold with a sudsy white head. Wet straw, light stone fruit (peach and plum), cereal grains, light phenol, minor hop bitterness. Well put-together but pretty generic profile.
joeneugs (4204) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. It pours a yellow/orange color with a white head. The aroma is grass, hay, light pepper, vanilla and doughy yeast. The flavor is minerals, light soap, menthol, musty hay, white pepper. Very dry and full bodied.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a hazed pale golden hued body with a white head and good lace. Aromas are dry with spicy phenols, hay, bready, dry pear esters, wet grass, damp hay, cleanly hoppy and peppery. Flavors are very dry, medium esters, peppery. Balanced slightly bitter, light grain. Great execution. Lively bubbles, dry and firm phenol and bitterness give a crisp finish.
marcus (7552) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy golden with a nice beige head and a fruity a fruity aroma. There is a crisp caramel malt flavor with a nice yeast presence and a slightly bitter finish. Refreshing. Not very sour.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Russian River. Pours a murky, pulpy golden color; white head with attractive lacing. Soft almonds, dough, and a lightly acidic lemon note in the nose. Medium body; medium-high carbonation; reasonably lively, rounder-bodied saison (particularly at this ABV) with plenty of douginess, a light vanilla warmness, and white pepper throughout. A reasonable, rounded, creamier saison that feels heftier that its ABV. Toasty, with light mineral bitterness in the finish. Seems to strike a profile similar to Redemption and Erudition.