hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 8-23-10 (2008 corked and caged bottle) This beer has a large very fizzy white head that mostly diminishes, transparent bright as the sun body, and a fair amount of lacing. The aromas are malt, yeast, sweet, fruity, and spice. The taste is sweet, spicy, fruity, yeasty, and a little funky tasting but in a good way. The palate is lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this is an easy drinking beer and is refreshing on a summer day. It is worth trying as the flavors blend together nicely and it is a beer I would drink again.
sloshgator (353) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Saint Somewhere Saison Athene is perfectly balanced to provide a unique saison experience that can’t be beat. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Pour is a cloudy orange-yellow with an effervescent white head. Taste is nothing short of a treat -- orange-lemon flavor with a bit of floral and peppery notes and just enough sourness to make it interesting (but not overpowering.) Athene lingers pleasantly on the palate. I think Saint Somewhere makes some of the best saisons in the world and I am lucky to have them somewhat local here in Florida. Athene definitely lives up to that expectation.
kwoeltje (2211) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(StLCoB tasting) gold. Tart aroma. Flavor was more sour than Saison spice.
deaconmike (333) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured into a snifter. Cloudy light gold with a huge foamy head that dissipates away. Aroma is floral, chamomile, orange blossom, pepper, funk, and yeast. Taste is mostly sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Flavors follow the aroma. The chamomile is a but much for my taste. Body is medium, a bit oily. Just OK for me, but did find that I liked it more once it warmed a bit.
DrSilverworm (5053) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Dutch’s. Mostly clear golden orange color. Thin white head. Awesome big rosemary herbal aroma. Reminds me a bit of Saison du buff. Nice lemony citric aroma, works very well with the mild tart taste. Medium to bigger body. Kind of soft, but smooth lighter carbonation (once it sits and mellows out for a bit). More dry finish. Good black pepper. I’m liking this one quite a bit, definitely more than the Lectio Divina I had before it. I’m a fan of pepper and rosemary, I guess.
DuffMan (6172) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Hazy medium yellow, fluffy white head. Dried flowers, fresh celery, dry finish with a touch of white pepper. Interesting, tasty.
jcnielsen (1717) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to adnielsen for bringing the bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange color with white head. Floral, funky, chamomile aromas. Funky, floral, yeasty, dusty flavors. I’m usually not a big chamomile fan, but this was pretty good.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Nielsen Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to Dr. Owl for sending! Pours a hazy yellow orange appearance with a nice white head. Quite spicy and floral, potpourri, orange blossom, a bit peppery, somewhat funky, barnyard aroma. The floral element in particular is somewhat reminiscent of Trinity Oh Face Saison. A bit juicy, strong lemon/mango/pineapple fruity, white floral, fruit bretty, grassy, funky flavor with a fair amount of potpourri and spicy yeast on the finish. Pretty tasty.
merc7186 (1754) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours very well into the glass, it has a very dark banana yellow color that completely blocks out all light. There is very little head to the beer and no lacing on the glass. The scent of the beer is a bouquet of floral notes, corriander, peppery spice, citrus, and a crisp green apple scent. The taste is much of the same, you get a floral taste with a pepper, corriander flavor with a bitter citrus finish, a great blend. The mouthfeel is very clean and crisp, even though there was no head, you definitely can feel the carbonation in your mouth. Overall, this is a great saison and highly recommended.
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from Pint Defiance. Opens with a loud pop, but stays in the bottle until poured. Cloudylight gold with a ppersistent, medium white head. Nose is quite spicy and funky. Medium-light body with fine, prickly carbonation. Orange peel, coriander, strong saison farm funk and some oak. A bit of booziness creeping in as it warms, along with some pepper and lemon zest. Prefer the lighter aromas of a Stillwater or JP, but quite good and I will seek oit other Somewhere offerings.