maltdog (621) - 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.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at WTWBA 2015 in Minneapolis. Hazy reddish orange / amber pour. Earthy with sweet caramel. Okay for me.
Andrew196 (1290) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just aight. Poured very well with a thick off white head. Murky Amber in color. Clove, coriander and pepper on the nose. Decent flavor, bananas, more clove, notes of sweet molasses, even some bubblegum. Needs more gusto in the finish than what it had. It left me wanting more.
seehaferb23 (168) - - MAY 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a nice beer to finish off the night. We definitely enjoyed this. Cheers from the Cannery Row Beer Club!
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skoisirius (1892) - 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 (8233) - 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 (695) - 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 (1171) - 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 (7176) - New York, 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 (2078) - 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.