Fatehunter (1089) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Almost a finger of head on a hazy, orange/golden colored body.
The aroma is nice: banana, grain, lemon and nectarine.
The taste is watery with hints of banana and lemon. Too mild.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
Not a bad beer but the taste could have more to it.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a gold color with a small white head. The nose is weak with a plastic, yeast, and straw. The flavor had a light sweetness with slight yeast, grass, and hay notes. A little spice as well. Light in body with flabby mouthfeel. Certainly not the best example of the style.
climberbob (108) - Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. golden pour. main complaint is that it is just a bit watery all round - weak aroma and too mild on the saison funk for my likings. Perhaps OK as a watered down and bland version for a hot Texan summer but nothing special compared to other offerings.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a small white head. Somewhat sweet aroma with light notes of hay, wheat and funk. Moderately sweet flavor with hints of earth, grass and light malts. Pretty bland but unoffensive.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of plastic, sulfur, dustiness, florals, grass, earth, and nuts. Flavor of grass, grain, citrus, earth, and light butter.
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a sharp clean gold with a thin and fizzy white head. Nose is very mellow/mild with a touch of spice and grassy notes. Flavor bottoms out. A hint of spice in the mouth and thats it. Watery/thin. BLeh
mmmbeer (1213) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker- served a 95 percent transparent sunfaded wheat straw color, flimsy one finger head formed, collapsed upon itself, and quickly disappeared. Aroma of very light funk, musk, spice, light fruit, and hard water- really, hard water. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt tastes like generic Wheaties, some spice in the middle, finish fades quickly. Try again Shiner.
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slight opaque straw yellow with thick white head, decent lacing. Aroma of bubble gum, yeast, straw, citrus, spices, and slight herbal hops. Flavor matches well and makes for a nice enjoyable brew, especially considering the source.
ben4321 (3563) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Hotel Victor...
The nose is skunk/funk, stale malts, grains, cat pee, and a bit of fruit...
The pour is a clear golden orange color with a small white head and light lace...
The taste is also kinda skunky, some funky note, yeast, fruit, and no hop...
It has a fairly light body, feels kinda watery, with average carbonation...
Definitely not a winner.
AnalogReigns (1) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent true farmhouse/saison, first one I’ve had by a major craft-brewery. Slightly (very slightly) sour, tastes a lot like a homebrew Kolsch, as it just has that sort of rough taste you find in non-commercial beer. Compares favorably, imho with Belgian "authentic" farmhouse ales.