mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ratebeer Gallery event draft pour: Bright amber hue with mixed-bubbled halo. Tropical fruit aroma, Tropical fruits and overripe banana flavors are prominent, with a carmely red fruit contribution mid-palate. Finishes same.
PhillyCraft (3069) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Pours bright yellow gold wth medium white head. Yeast, apples, straw, grains, banana, clove, light hops, and spice are the main tasting notes for me. Well carbonated, pretty solid.
baraciisch (1671) - USA - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is citrus tartness, grains... Color is hazy golden... Flavor is refreshing, crisp, notes of earth and light tartness... Rich earthy grains... Amazingly good for a house saison
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mcberko (5917) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at City Beer, pours a hazy pale golden with a medium creamy white head. Nose is like a traditional rustic farmhouse ale, with loads of rustic spicy notes and some moderate barnyard funk. Flavour isnít as impressive as the nose, but this is still a high quality authentic saison, with very rustic notes, low funk, and Belgian yeast. Nice and dry, with a very rustic mouthfeel. Great stuff.
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Seanís Tasting (Ann Arbor, MI). Pours a gentle hazed golden bright hue, touches of sunfire and frothy whitish head atop. Frothy layer stays ok sized, laces ok. Aromas present gentle tartness, bread, and straw. Mellow wheat, some yeastiness, touch of vanilla, citrus and mellow ester. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a touch of body in the middle. Bready, a touch toasty, straw. Some yeastiness, apple, some gentle tartness. Middle is a bit sweet, bready and doughy, touches of fruit and mellow earthy hops. Backend is a bit tart, vanilla, apple and subtle pear. Some citrus, yeast and straw. Mellow vanilla, almost a creaminess. Finish is a bit wheaty, fruity, vanilla and estery elements, touches of melon and straw, gumball and yeastiness. Not bad, a bit tart, a bit sweet at times for me.
MattH (635) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour. Aroma of clove pepper and banana. Taste is tart with a nice bitter finish. Beer also has elements of funk.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ 99 Bottles in Santa Cruz, CA. Great farmhouse saison. A little tart, earthy with a bit of sweetness.
Dunt (281) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Received as an extra from an awesome trading partner. Thanks Jonathan! A clear light orange in color with a with maybe a fingers worth of tight white head. Nose is traditional saison, strong Belgian yeast character, bready malt, and some faint green apple. A lot of similar themes as the nose, mainly focused on the Belgian yeast and bready malt. There isnít much in terms tartness. Light mouthfeel, somewhat spritzy carbonation, dry, and a moderate finish. Nice saison, reminds me a lot of Prairie Standard actually. Would drink this regularly if this was in my area.
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by GT. Pours a hazed pale golden color with a white head. Aroma is disappointing based on their other beers. White pepper, banana, apple, bread, and a hint of lemon zest. Maybe some yeast and orange. Flavor is kind of bland. Bread, lemon zest, white pepper, and banana. Cracker malt, yeast, and apple.
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2L growler from belgianthings on BA. Traded heavy for this beast. Pours a low haze golden with buttermilk, thick, large foam. Nose is sweet apple, esters, banana. Some white pepper. Taste is juicy, savory melon, some peach. Chalky palate. Not so great. Vastly disappointing.
DedicatedToFun (2122) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent saison beautiful gold pour nice small white head tastes delicious thanks GT2!