Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RNH. Pours a hazed blond with a medium white head. Aroma is initially slight dms- corn hint with some slight earthy spicy peppery hints - slight flowery lavender touch, fragrant, some crackery husky dust- light fruitiness, cobwebby, slight citrus lemon-lime thing and phenolic- kinda reminds me of Blaugies yeast? Flavor is biscuity malt, phenolic light plastic hints, slight orangey coriander peppery spice, floral, light fruits, cobwebs, dust, and medium bitter finish. Nice!
zdk (1788) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ RnH - phenolic belgian yeast, cloves and banana, and grassy. Sweet caramel malts, a touch of funk. Overall, more like a hefeweizen than a saison. still pretty tasty.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RnH. Husky, light oregano, lemon aroma. Very dry, great minerally Belgian yeast flavor, easy drinking, excellent saison.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum.
Golden yellow and hazy with a bit of white head. Aroma is citrus and clove, along with some wheat, barnyard, and yeasty notes. Light bodied and refreshing, hint of bitterness on the finish and a bit of a peppery spice note.
TroyNYC (31) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not really sure I liked this one. Very mild and not much going on. Light taste with a little pepper finish. Hurried up and finished it to try something else.
Slipstream (1860) - USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A saison? I thought it was a wheat ale of some kind. Light wheat flavor, a bit of sweetness, some pilsner hops. On tap at The Ginger Man. Not bad, but I was hoping for better.
RickTStiles (626) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light citrus aroma. Crisp taste with nice yeast and grapfruit notes. bitter finish. an OK saison.
zach8270 (3037) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Hazy golden pour with a very thin layer of white foam. Very spicy and yeasty aroma, almost like a strong golden ale. Flavor starts off with a fruity and spicy combination that moves to a slightly dry and spiced middle. More yeast and Belgian ale spice comes through. Dry and bitter on the aftertaste but not overpowering. Well balanced with a very nice flavor.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Amherst Brewing, meet and greet Sierra event. Pours a nice golden hue, some sweeter notes in the nose. Palate is very balanced, some nice herbal qualities. I love how saisons are manipulated by the yeast strains used, this one being from Fantome. Nice clean dry finish, if this were bottled I would have bought a case anyways. Well done!
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Gingerman when I stopped in with Joe after Paulís tasting. Pours a clear yellow gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Soft fuzzy musk, faint citrus on the nose. Musky citrus and wheat, almost bretty actually, very crisp and light. Light musk and clean wheat on the finish. Very nice.