maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Obfuscated rust color, stiff buff foam and mediocre lacing. Potent grape, bubblegum, and cherry licorice nose; a concentrated candy smell. Some peach and vanilla afternotes. Flavors of Tootsie Roll, plum and coughdrop… some crabapple acidity… a shortlived phenolic and somewhat acrid aftertaste. Thick creamy mouthfeel more befitting an oatmeal stout; low carbonation. Completely not what I expected from saison in any incarnation. Sweet, dimensionless and boring.
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had years ago while at BW. Kind of your classic all around saison. Great flavors, nothing over the top.
alexsdad06 (5925) - Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy amber/copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have funk, floral notes, hay, some fruity character, pale bready malts, interesting.
BLADT (653) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Murky brown. Sherry, oak and sweet cherries. Taste follows. A little flat
ttoadee (707) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy amber, 1 finger off white head. Nose is bread and caramel. Bittersweet. Middle is yeast and mild dark fruit. finish is sweet and medium bodied.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at BeerDig 2011 on 03/06/2011. Mostly clear copper body with a small tan head. Sweet fruit and light spice aroma. Sweet sugary fruit flavor with belgian spice. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.
jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Paul’s housewarming tasting 2013. Pours a clear amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is grain, yeast, caramel malts and light dust. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of rich caramel malt, yeast, wheat, light funk, musk and lots of grain.
Alphadelic (1770) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A crazy dark saison. Heavily oxidized to me, but not my companion. Hot and spicy all over and very dry in the mouth. Not a fan.
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle shared at Paul’s. Poured a syrupy honey orange body with a foamy off white head. Aroma was medicinal, old band aids, pepper, yeast and spice. Full big body with stronger carbonation and a lingering finish. Flavor was dry, cardboard, rather medicinal, yeast, old bread, spice. Was hoping for a light refreshing saison after an afternoon of big beers, this was not that.
RaucusBacchus (63) - Sandy, Utah, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber: mahogany tone with a moderate, creamy head. Fair lacing. Caramel and fig on the nose. Frothy on the tongue. Malty with a mild toasty flavor. Very mild as farmhouse ales go. Easy drinker & very pleasant. ~m
onceblind (4648) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Epic Beer Fest 2013. Clear bronze under a foamy beige head. Aroma is wonderful with earthy spiciness and a sweet tangerine fruitiness along with typical yet delightful saison aromas. Flavor is crisp yet strong with earthy tones of barn grains, yeasty spiciness, hay, toffee, and strong boozy esters in that uniquely Belgian way.