McGarnigle (587) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I bought this more out of curiosity as anything else. Shiner making a farmhouse ale? It appears to be a Spring seasonal that is out early (or very late). Bottle with twist-off cap. It’s filtered, but has a definite Belgian yeast flavor. Slightly citrus and tangy, but generally too light. I don’t like the aftertaste. I appreciate the effort.
PAULHAUL (2) - dallas, USA - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good Smooth drinking beer. not real hoppy, good with Tex-Mex or Drinking out in the front yard with your next door neighbor Mexchanic until
you pass out.
bleeng (1590) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber pours bright yellow and clear-not a good sign for a farmhouse style. Lots of carbonation and a thick fluffy white head. Nose is yeasty, some funk, and a little citrus. Taste is the same but with very mild flavoring. This one dies off almost before you swallow it. Not real good.
r464 (2090) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty, some hints of citrus and spice, then a thin and watery finish. A bit of nuts and toast. Dies off far too fast.
BrewBoxer (2471) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a light hazy color with a wheaty lemon bananaq taste. wheaty saison farmhouse ale . delicious easy drinking beer with a great aftertaste
bpreo (2110) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very nice little Saison from Shiner, Texas. Pretty soon, I hope, this style will be made standard by all breweries across the United States.
scooterbub (920) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head that lasts. Taste is of fruit, hops, grass, citrus and some spice. Similar aroma. Has a decent body with a slight dry finish. A nice and unique beer.
Foxbush (1530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle The ale pours a light amber yet cloudy. The white head was small with some lacing The aroma was of sweet bread and spice. There were light notes of pale malt, banana and ripe tropical fruit. The light body ale had soft carbonation. This ale tastes like a wheat beer. This is not my type of ale. The finish ended with sweetness and watery.
JohnGalt1 (869) - , Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz picked up a while back at Brewer’s Haven in Boise... Pours with a short lasting white head... little lacing... the brew is slightly hazed pale golden.
Nose shows cracker like maltiness along with a lightly spicy element that I associate with clove... a little bit of lemon too, but that could be my mind playing tricks on me.
Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose... a bit more clove and a light peachy fruitiness.
Overall like a saison "lite"... still pretty drinkable... a good introductory Belgian style
fidelis83 (2212) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold pour with a 1 finger, creamy to soapy white head. Aroma is grass, hay, spice, cereal, fruity esters, spicy and citrus hops. Flavor is dusty cereal grain and yeasty bread up front, then some sweet hay, toast, mineral notes and floral, citrus and nice spicy hops with a bite. Light body, oily, but dry feel and medium, but sharp carbonation. Pretty good overall, as it warms it gets a little corny and boozier than it should be, but for the most part it’s a pretty drinkable, slightly brash take on a moderate strength Saison. Probably the best I have had from Shiner.