philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boston Beer Company 2011 Samuel Adams Rustic Saison. 4 oz. Taster at Fremont, Seattle Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival on 4/01/2011. 4.30% ABV. 25 IBUís? Thin white mild lace head. Clear thin bright straw gold color. Delicate wild spice front. Crisp zesty lively malt herbal citrus Belgian fruit ester body. Tangy clean citrus spice refreshing end. Nice flavor in light brew. (3.5 / 5.0)
beerfest5 (1026) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maybe the least remarkable Saison there is. This is what happens when a large brewer tries to make something for the masses that isnít very easy to make. A dumbed down version of a style that combines elegance and effervescence when completed well, i.e. Dupont and Hill Farmstead
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at TJs on 05/07/2011. Mostly clear golden body with a large frothy white head. Sweet spicy and lightly fruity aroma with some caramel. Dry spice, grainy and fruit flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Backlog) Clear, orange peachy colored, with an ok off white head. The smell is perfume, light florals, lavender, and some wheat. Weaker in smell and taste than expected. The taste is rather bland for a saison, somewhat like a weak floral malt tea. Easy to dri
Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
July 2011. Bottle. Middle of the road saison. Not good, not bad. Very drinkable and refreshing. Affordable if you just want to try the style.
Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma of malts, citrus, fruit and spicy yeast. Flavor was light malts, floral hops, citrus, spicy yeast a bit of honey and had a touch of spices with a dry and refreshing finish.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a small white head. Aromas of spice, grass, light yeast and rotten veggies. Flavors of coriander, grass, light floral hops, light malts and a touch of banana. Slightly vegetal finish.
DCLawyer (1299) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle->SA glass. Light hazy gold with small white head. Aroma is herbs with some fruit and spice. Thin, not complex as a saison should be. That said, it is unoffensive and drinkable.
BMMillsy (1098) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a bad effort by SA, but ad usual finihes dirty. Wheat/yeat funk aroma and light mouthfeel. Slight spice and generous carbonation. Just meh.
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Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a goblet.
A: A light hazy straw with a nice off white 1 finger head with solid retention. Leaves a nice sheet of lace down the glass.
S: Slight yeasty smells rise up from this glass with a citrus peel back note.
T: Iím getting the funky yeast from the nose with a more grassy backbone. Some slight citric esters are present as well. The taste is severely dominated by the yeast though.
M: Light bodied with an oily bland taste left on the palate. Medium carbonation as well.
O: I was disappointed with this brew. The taste was pretty bland and one dimensional. I really had to search around to find anything other than the funky yeast.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-10-2011
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This, unfortunately, lacks the usual grassy crispness Iíve some to associate with a saison. Not the best example of the style, and not the best Sam Adams has to offer.