tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL cork and cage bottle. Opens with a pop and a small gush, but didnít lose much beer. It pours a much darker color than I expected-- fairly dark brown/orange/amber with a big orange-tinted beige head that quickly recedes but stays for a while because of the vigorous carbonation. The aroma is sweet and malty with some muffin, raisin, and slight toffee notes, along with some yeasty banana and clove. The flavor is malt and caramelized sugar with some pepper and clove spiciness. Some wood and alcohol notes follow shortly. The finish is raisin and whisky. Given all the maltiness of the beer, there is very little residual sweetness. The finish is quite dry and the beer is very digestible, as the Belgians would say. Definitely not a traditional saison, but quite a tasty beer.
auerbrau (2952) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL Bottle. Finally got around to this beer. Thanks for the trade, Jason. Aroma is a nice soft banana, malt, belgian yeast, and slight cork. Interestingly tinted head. Foamy, fresh, bubbly texture delivers an airy subtle malt sugar. This really has the awesome softness, delicate quality of many Belgian examples, with malt expression, yeast deftness, and refinement. A solid Amber Belgian. Didnít get much funk off of it, however.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2008. Pours a dark amber color with a tall tan head that is rocky in nature. There is an interesting fruitiness to the nose that is lightly tart as well. Some red apples, floral notes, spices, yeast, and bready malts are all present on the nose. The flavor is quite similar, but there is a distinct alcohol note, especially on the back end. Otherwise there are good fruit, spice, and yeast flavors to the beer. Medium to full bodied for a saison with a rather high carbonation.
OmegaX (971) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2011 BREW FEST 2011! Second Saint Somewhere brew that I tried at the brew fest. This one poured a nice light brown color with a slight red hue. It reminded me of a dark grapefruit juice. The smell was nice and fruity and indescribably nice. Taste was pretty fruity and yeasty-malty. I liked this one a lot. Hard to put into words but this is good.
legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to jtclockwork- rarely does a commercial description nail down what one will encounter in the bottle, but this was spot on. A perfect marriage of dubbel and saison. Creamy yet dry, this was a winner.
godofsky (262) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at Le Saint Bock. dark brown orange with a thick off white head. aroma is fruity and spicey. taste is so overly sweet that itís near undrinkable. lots of funk. just not very good at all. i was so excited to try this one too.
probstblueribbon (2378) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with Billy the night before his wedding, from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. MASSIVE GUSHER! 11MR11.
App.: Very murky copper with a small tan head.
Aroma: Some cherries, rich malts, dark dried fruits, some minty herbals, bright tangy fruitiness, a bit of earthy funk, pretty rich and nice.
Palate: Medium body, full, round effervescence.
Flav.: Lots of rich dark dried fruits and tart berries, a little wood, some earthy funk, pretty nice; off-dry with a little tartness and a little bitterness.
Pretty nice except for the explosion!
bierkoning (8953) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked bottle from EricAndersNavy, thanks! Amber color, very lively carbonation. Melon, pineapple, grassy notes and caramel in the aroma. Pear, mango, caramel and leather in the malty sweet flavor. Just a touch of alcohol. Leather and pear drups in the aftertaste.
eboats (1081) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with a tan head. Big huge yeasty aroma with banana and clove. Flavor is nicely spiced medium sweetness, light bitter. Good strong boday. Bubblegum.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a very dark orange almost brown color with an off white head. Aroma was of slight funk, darker candi sugar, and some yeast. Flavor was alot more carbonated than expected, a bit spritzy, light tartness and funk with underlying sweetness and spice.