bhensonb (13610) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mixed pack at Nugget Market in Woodland, CA. Pours a light orange tinged gold with a creamy/foamy white head. Aroma is earthy and fruity with hints of spice. Med body. Flavor is initially citrus/fruit, then some amount of earthiness arrives, and it finished mildly spicey in combo with the foregoing. Nice. Pleasant. Not as intense as French/Belgians, but very nice.
jtclockwork (13262) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose/taste of buttered biscuits, malted barley, herbal hops, yeast, apple and pear skins. Medium body. Smooth. Mouth feel is a bit on the malty side. Body a bit thin.
Tmoney99 (13067) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Poured clear yellow color with an average to large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate herbs, citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a friend.
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Large off-white head, clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some lemon, light banana. Taste is medium sweet, orange/lemon. Undercarbonated soft light-medium body.
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, spice, fruittiness and light honey. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, spice, light apple and a hint of honey with a crisp dry finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, celery, grass, earth, and wet paper. Flavor of coriander, grass, florals, earth, light spruce, clove, some citrus, and banana with a moderately dry finish.
Lubiere (12363) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden blonde saison with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, a pleasant spiced mix of cloves, coriander, curacao, quite nice and fruity. In mouth, an almost lager like offering with crisp malts overlayed by light coriander, chalky, dissapointing. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a white head with yellow color. Aroma is light malt-bready, yeast, floral/herbal. Taste is light malt-bready, wood/grain, floral/herbal hop bite. Drying. Plenty of effervescence.
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with an average, frothy white head, medium-short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toasted hay, biscuit, light caramel), light hops (floral, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of boiled peanuts and dates. Flavor is buttered toast and biscuits with lightly roasted caramel notes, peanuts, lightly spicy and minty hops, and lightly tart. Light body and low warmth, medium carbonation with a dry finish. I think the brewers focused too much on the "rustic" part of this Saison and ended up missing the mark a good bit.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Harris Teeter Barracks Charlottesville, VA. Opened 4/28/11. Pours a clear golden color with a thin creamy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, bubblegum and bready notes. The taste is leafy hops, bubblegum, fruity notes and a faint bit of nuttiness. Medium bodied. A little odd.