RobertDale (5560) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, citrus and florals. Taste is malt, orange, lemon and spices. Decent enough.
seymour (1903) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a bottle into a pint glass. This is a good beer but not a great example of Saison. Appropriate orange color, but lacking the dense foam and Belgian lace. Somewhat citrusy, peppery, and dry but not nearly as hazy, fruity, spicy, tart, sour and/or alcoholic as I’d expect from this characteristic farmhouse style. That said, it is a nice, flavorful summer ale with more complexity than most macros. Give it a try.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(sampled at the Manitou Craft Lager Festival 8/14/11). Gold color with light cloudiness. Small white head. Moderate spicy yeast aroma with light biscuit and sweet malt. Flavor of the same. Avg duration. Light dry finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - Pours clear gold with a small white head. The aroma is of yeast with banana notes. The flavor is sweet, fruity, and a little spicy. While alright to drink, this brew is a light, underwhelming saison.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle, pale golden color, aroma is sweet and malty with some yeastiness. Some spicyness and to a lesser degree some sweet citrus noted as well. Kind of a typical saison taste, almost sour but balanced out with the spicyness. Palate is average. Not a bad saison, but at a time of year with so many good late summer and oktoberfest beers its not really worth the effort.
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the summer 12 pack. Not really much here... typical saison look and feel. Fruity easy to drink beer with plenty of carbonation. Typical Sam Adams flavor that is found in every one of their beers. As usual - good enough to be better than anything AB produces.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear pale yellow, white quickly disappearing head, lots of lace. not very attractive. nose of spice sweet malt, gingerbread. flavor is spicy, malty sweet, with gingerbread predominating. feels kinda christmasy to me. medium bodied, spritzy mouthfeel, dry finish. a mildly spicy brew but not really a lot of fun. part of a summer sampler case purchased at sam’s club in matteson.
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a bright gold with a fizzy white head that fades into a gentle lace. Nose is of hay, floral hops, and ripe summer fruits. Taste is dry crisp and not as sweet as the nose. Nothing special here but it is a decent beer.
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Beerman6686 (6403) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This poured a clear golden to darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was moldy bread, rotten pizza and dandelions. FLavor as very off and astringent, not funky, but more of a salty seaweed and rotted wood taste. Bleh
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
very clear pale yellow, next to no head at all, i tried... quite fruity aroma, fairly sweet, some pale malts, lightly toasty, spicy, one note spicy... fairly lively, light body, easy drinking.. interesting, fruity and lightly spicy up front then finishes toasty, a little sweet... not bad, but i almost wouldnt call this a saison...