brokensail (12890) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale straw pour with a white head. The nose is quite floral and fruity. Citrus zest, lots of lemon, white grapes, and some tropical fruit. A bit of sweet bread, some cracker, and a touch of grass and spice. The flavor is sweet up front with some grape, bread, and tropical fruit. Light grassiness, floral hops, citrus zest, and a hint of lemon tartness.
JDBaker11058 (1517) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: beautiful coppery orange, with an aggressive, foamy bone white head that lasts forever, leaving rich lacing. Aroma: warm orange muffins, with full yeasty spices, with some uncooked pie crust and lemon zest . Taste: white wine, apple skin, green tea, raisins, peppercorns, some yeast and citrus zest; minerality is prominent. Finish: very dry and tart, with some lingering citrus. Notes: Didn’t particularly care for this one. Very pretty and nice to smell, but the flavors didn’t work for me. The beer seemed heavier than it should have been, based upon the aroma and flavors. The full mineral-water character and dry finish were not complimentary. I love a good saison, but I could not love this beer, though I wanted to. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
UDBeernut (2146) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle recieved in the Locals4Locals BIF. Pours golden/amber hue, slight haze. Nose has some wafts of grapeskins, sugar, yeast, and faint earth. Taste is more sweet than I was expecting with addition of grapes. Medium full body.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Knightly. This pours a bright golden color with a fluffy white head on top that yields some spotty lacing. There’s a musty, earthy, funky aroma to this that’s accompanied by white grape, citrus peel, and some herbal notes. The flavors are assertive but very drinkable. Straw notes mingle with sweet peach, white grape, and husky notes. There’s plenty of funky yeastiness throughout. Lightly tart upfront before turning somewhat dry in the finish, with mild bitter herbal hops. Nicely put together. This is the best beer I’ve had from Saint Somewhere.
nimbleprop (5794) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Churchkey during CBC week. Pours a hazy orange with some frothy white head. Nose of grape jelly, candy sugar, herbs, a little spice, ginger. Flavor is sweet, grapey, candy sugar, peach. Sweet finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Churchkey. Nose has faint spice and hay. Flavor is dry with some lemon and sage-like spice. Mellow. Dry and herbal throughout, though some body.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey for the Craft Brewers Conference. Poured a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some light tartness, with some yeast notes, spice character. Flavor was nice juicy notes, some tartness, funky notes - a bit sweet and dry.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
murky gold, large puffy white head gone quick. Puffy lactic and lotion nose, light citrus and green pepper heat. Flavor is more green pepper front, saison bitterness and earth kid with oily finish through light end.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at Redlight Redlight (Orlando, FL). Nice rare tick here. Pours a nice hazy golden amber hue, well hazed with frothy whitish head that frothys and laces well. A bit darker in the bosy, dulled golden glow. Aromas are white grape, a touch tannic, gentle tartness, kiss of lemon, white grape, and gentle sugary element. Straw, gentle yeast, and mellow lotion. Herbal, earthy. Initial is medium bodied, a touch sticky, with melon, some sugar, bready, mellow tartness. Middle is a touch more sticky, bready and mellow dough. Some yeastiness, spice, mellow fruity esters. A bit dry and prickly, mellow yeast, gentle spice. A bit sweet, faint toasty malt and straw. Nice beer, a bit sweet at times. Nice aromas and touch of tartness. Solid.
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sweet and sour with both fruity and funky. There is definitely a grape must in it. The appearance is hazy gold with an average head for the style. The taste is like the aroma with sourness up front and complex maltiness in the finish. The palate is typical for the style. Overall this is a decent beer but not my favorite thing.