willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
20120706 bottle from Wine Source, undated. Murky orange with lofty but fleeting head of fine foam, Aroma is decidedly tripel-like with lots of clovey esters and marzipan, but not unlike a number of US saison efforts. Flavor is sweet, bummer, really sweet, like white toast with apricot jam. Some orange maralade. Not at all dry shere it should be, but instead drying quite late and only barely that. poor effort.
djd07 (8056) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a cloudy yellow with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong giner, lemon peel, floral. Medium mouth, similar flavors to nose, hides alcohol well, fruity, very good.
Stuu666 (9297) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, nose is yeasty, lemon, ginger, taste is similar, dry, toffee.
thegreenrooster (3824) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a average white head. Aroma is estery and fruity bubblegum with some ginger. Did not get any lemon. Flavor starts out fruity with some yeasty esters and a minor ginger. No lemon again just a slight tart bitterness on the back end. It’s ok, the ginger is not overpowering like some other ginger beers I’ve had. Not really saison like, more like just a beer with some ginger in it.
lesifflebiere (1550) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boisson orangée pâle, tirant sur le doré ; couche de mousse blanche et particules plus ou moins en suspension. En nez, citrons et gingembre tel qu’annoncé, mais aussi du fruité et d’autres épices. Celles-ci sont bien présentes lorsqu’on y goûte, mais ce sont les sucres et les fruits qui se taillent la part du lion : orange, citron, sucre d’orge, fruits confits. On détecte avec difficulté la levure saison en fin de bouche, mais elle est bien là. Plus complexe et savoureuse que prévue, elle demeure un peu lourde et trop sucrée.
tmongoose (2056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft medium orange color with white head. big lemon on the nose with spice. the flavor is definitely lemon and ginger combination with matls. bready malt and yeast. really different not in a bad way. medium bitter on the end.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Saranac Lemon Ginger Saison is a very lively, hazy, amber ale with a soft, elastic, off white head that is kept in place with the constant bubbling. Lemon and ginger are apparent in the aroma, along with notes of lemongrass, apple and black pepper. It’s bright. It’s pretty full bodied and reasonably smooth... until the finish. The finish is a little harsh and acidic. Yes, it tastes like a Saison with lemon and ginger. The phenols are enough to be obvious, but not overpowering. The ginger flavor is full but it doesn’t have that dirty taste. It almost seems like candied ginger, but without the sweetness. The aftertaste is a bit bitter and a bit sour. The longer it lingers, the more it tastes like apple. This beer is a little kooky, but there are no faults. It doesn’t seem to be a challenge to drink 22 ounces of this.
Pinball (11799) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy yellow , small white head.
aroma is mild hoppy, slightly herbal
flavor is herbal, stingy, peppery, flowey, belgian yeasty,
madmitch76 (20830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
27th August 2012
Hazy gold beer, little off white head. Light palate, dry and crisp. Dry creamy malt. Banana and lesser bubblegum ester. Mild ginger freshens things up. The lemon is tangy and a little sour and well integrated. Dry finish. All right but a bit dry.
thornecb (5283) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Lemon, yeast and ginger aromas. Sharp with sweet banana and yeast upfront turning to mild lemon ginger drop in the lasting sour earth finish. Becomes a bit cloying after half a glass... not looking forward to the rest of the bottle.
Ron (3395) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle I’ve had sitting around my beer cellar for awhile. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Lemon and faint ginger on the nose with spices. Musky and sweet. Sweet citrus, touch of grain. Musk and light ginger tones. Musky bitter wheat on the finish. It took the alcohol to take effect for me to start liking this one.