OldMrCrow (1901) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery.
Clear gold pour. Bubblegum dominates the nose and flavor, the kind of American saison I don’t really like. Some apricot juice the the flavor is nice but fails to redeem.
bpar73 (512) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours an orange golden with a small white head. Classic Belgian aromas and flavor for a very nice rendering of a saison.
HonkeyBra (3475) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in Bellaire. Golden orange pour, some white head. Aroma of fruity belgian yeast, some spice. Mild apples, bananas, pears, etc. Flavor is fruity, mildly sweet, with some mild spice to balance it out. There are some notes of fresh bread and flowers. Almost medium bodied though not quite, finishes sweet. Not a world beater of a saison but certainly serviceable in a brewpub that puts 20 of their own beers on tap.
pete4999 (1089) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brickhouse in Madison, WI. Poured a semi-hazy golden yellow and tasted pretty much like I’d expect - some lemon, grassy notes with some peppery spice. Not bad at all, pretty much a standard American saison.
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at Great Taste of the Midwest 2011 (Madison, WI). Pours a nice carmel golden pour, healthy haze, small whitish head dies to a tiny ring, laces small. Aromas are a touch of pear, apple, and bread dough. Some light grassy and floral hops. Faint yeasty bready spice. Initial is fairly fruity, a good apple cider presence, bread dough, faint honey, and flaked wheat. Touches of dry florals, grass. Backend throws some dry mellow sweetness, apples and honey, bread, pale malts. A bit simple, too sweet for me for the style, maybe a touch of white grape. Ok.