timfoolery (1067) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trade. Aroma is Belgian yeast, sugar and aromatic flowers. Flavor is much more subtle and the only additional pieces that I taste are the wild yeast (slightly sour) and a bit more Belgian spice. Flavor deadened some as it warmed, but still quality. Good beer.
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madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
21st December 2009
Cloudy red amber beer. Crispy palate. Sour fruity nose. Sourish medicinal taste with a sharp tang. Bitter coca cola and herbal notes. Not getting much Hibiscus and no idea what the Palmetto berries are contributing. Slighty odd and sour Saison.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle.. I was excited about this, but it didnít quite do it for me. Poured reddish-orange with a khaki head that fizzled out quickly. The aroma picked up sweet berries and floral notes, with honey-kissed pale malts beneath.. just a little funk accented well. The flavor found syrupy berry and bready sweetness at the core, with not-all-that-pleasant berry and funky sourness around.. some floral notes, but the berries took over.. almost cloying on the sweet, warm, sticky finish. Medium-bodied with little life on the palate.. didnít flow well.. sour and bitter, and fort the most part not in the right places.. kind of a bummer.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to Duvel glass. Pours dark red copper color with a soapy off white head that settles to a film and sticks around. Aroma rotting sour fruit and funk. Taste is bitter in a bad way and dark fruit with some lingering dirty socks and flower. Palate has plenty of carbonation and slick and finishes very dry. This was on clearance so Iím not to upset with the let down.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blue cheese, flavor is funk in a bad way. Aroma is nice flowery and perfume, but the flavor is thick sticky and very cheesy. I hope this was not the intent and just an infection.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber gold with a white head. Funky fruity aroma, with flowery notes and peach. The flavor has fruity peach, flowery notes, and light funky yeasty notes. Solid.
italarican (1139) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a hazy copper with moderate white head. Slightly acedic with some herbal tea. Itís odd to explain; some sort of tea quality without a tea finish. Some subtle sour pickle in the aroma. More classic saison wheat/sugar/gum notes in the finish. Unfortunate for this, it followed HF Flora, but it holds its own as a nice saison.
Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep orange color with a tall, dirty, creamy color that fades down to about a 1/4 inch head. Aroma has a strong berry fruity smell when poured, a slight funky saison yeast smell, light tropical fruit late in the nose and a sour malt finish. Flavor starts off with some light tropical fruit notes with the middle containing a funky, sour malt taste, slight plastic and finishes with a sweet nectarine and Mandarin orange taste and a hot alcohol kick. Body is light but extremely carbonated with a light sharpness to it from the carbonation. Overall a "meh" beer in this raters opinion. The flavors donít really blend well together, the beer is over carbonated even for a saison. Aroma is okay. I think one of the big problems is the alcohol. Itís way too high for the more delicate flavors that the brewer is trying to invoke. Not poor beer but one that I think could of been done a bit better.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at blind tiger with blipp. Pours a hazy reddish amber body with white lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus, banana, and yeast. Mouthfeel is carbonated with notes of fresh citrus, funk and fruits.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish amber, no head. The aroma is brett, a little pedio and some fruitiness. Taste is kind of lifeless, slightly floral and with some pedio. Hmmm...this was better when I tried it a few years ago. Today it kind of goes nowhere.