JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by my brother. Hazy and chunky amber pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of Belgian esters, sweet malt and herbs. Sweet malt flavor with some funkiness and herbs before an estery finish.
bluejacket74 (1319) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, this one was a slow gusher so luckily I was able to get this poured before any spillage took place. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a dark gold color with a couple inch frothy off-white head that took a while to settle down. There’s also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like peppery spice, pears, earthiness, bready/wheat malt, and some orange peel. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some tart apples and hay/grassiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating and is well carbonated. The soft carbonation helps make this smooth and easy to drink. It’s nice to see a local brewery make a good saison like this. I’ll be buying this one again! $6.99 a bottle.
DialSquare (2656) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kenny Rd Market. Gold pour with big bright white head and strong retention. Aroma is earthy, spice, Belgian yeast. Tastes are bready, barnyard, yeast. Light spice in the finish. Straightforward - ok.
freckles614 (3) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer pours a lovely golden yellow, with a light head. Little carbonation in this brew but a great earthy, yeasty breadlike aroma. It almost smells like sweet pastries. On the palate it is slighty sweet with these straw-like undertones. Overall I think it’s well balanced but lacking the overall body I wohl expect from a Saison.