ross (2090) - 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 (865) - 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 (4419) - 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 (1407) - 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...
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Papago. Pale gold pour with a foamy white head. Aroma of wheat, malt, honey and fruit. Flavor is similar with a touch of spice and lemons. Not bad.
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light colored pour, quite clear, with a nice poofy topping. The scent is musty, spicy, earthy, yeasty ... quite complex and seductive. To the casual drinker, however, I’m sure most of this is lost. What a great example of why one shouldn’t drink from the bottle. If you did, you’d miss out on the finesse in this one ... well done, Samuels Adameseses. (#4245, 9/9/2011)
tia (939) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Would drink but not buy. Smells of honey and flowers. Quick sweet hit, followed by a light sour note, then a light dry finish. Something seems slightly out of balance.
cfrancis (2407) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a big white top. Aroma is very farmhouse, and not the pleasant part. Taste is weak, thin bodied, mostly yeast and a little spice and nothing nice. Thanks to spinrsx for this.
Sammy (8725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the HopCat. A decent saison, yellow with a generous head.Little spicy aroma. A little sour, some pepper. I would be happy if the best beer I could find in the city, but nothing too special.