douglas88 (7798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Well, it’s hot as Tejas here in PDX tonight. So I guess this suits. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A light fruity and yeasty nose. The flavor is mild bread, lemons, some zest, a bit of yeast, this is like a saison-light and is pretty decent.
berkshirejohn (5519) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, Buffalo, NY. Amber with a fast fading white head; herbal aroma; soft in the mouth with a vegatable taste and a sweet grainy body; and a dry herbal finish with a touch of spice. Not bad.
bubblehouse (1015) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not very good. Leaves a funky taste in the mouth but I guess it is drinkable depending on your choices.
e303 (286) - - APR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass. Small head that dissipates quickly. Lacing was decent. Nose has some fruit and light grain to it. Pretty well carbonated. Easy to drink.
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Dogbrick (10428) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Ginger Man Dallas. Clear yellow-orange color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of fruit, spice and grain. Light-bodied with flavors of bready malt, fruit and mild spice. The finish is fruity with a short malty aftertaste. Average overall.
JDBaker11058 (1696) - Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear pale yellow with a short white head. Aroma: surprisingly fruity, with a general stone fruit note over some peppery yeast and light crackery grains. Taste: light saltine cracker, some honey, light yeast, juicy fruit gum. Finish: lingering fruity and crackery notes, with a hint of lingering yeast. Notes: I was totally surprised by how much this didn’t suck. Wasn’t super saison-y in the traditional sense, but it was light, crackery, fruity, and well-balanced, and very easy to drink. Probably rating higher than I should because it outperformed by expectations.
stevoj (3307) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprised, this was actually a pretty nice saison. Elements of honey, meadow, some floral notes, and the yeast lilt. Soft and easy to drink. One of Shiner’s better brews.
scarletfire65 (1242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is dirt, mushroom, yeast. Taste is fruity, light yeast, light spice, bit of lemon. Easy drinking. By no ones standards should this be considered a saison. If you told me it was a kolsch or a golden ale i would believe it.
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light yellow with frothy white head. Biscuity scent with faint fruity notes of Belgian yeast. A good light beer but not a pot of straw or common horse blanket flavors associated with a farmhouse. Still a pretty decent light beer.
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Bif (1833) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours aClear pale golden color with a small head. Aroma of yeast, earthy, bit of fruit sweetness and spice. Taste of fruit sweetness, bit of malt and spice in the background. Just a touch of bitterness and a fairly clean sweetness. Light body, smooth but doesn’t have that bit of farmhouse funk I expected. Not a bad beer just too sweet for me to really enjoy.