argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear apple juice body, no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, spicy, orange, some sourness, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/cherry, some vinous, light sour. Sticky medium body, virtually no carbonation.
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber saison with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice sweet malt with light nail polish and orange peels. In mouth, a smoot sweet malt with cloves, oily mouthfeel, curacao, a bit light, not bad. On tap at Belgian Beer Fest, Sept 10, 2011.
Ratman197 (10732) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of straw, fruittiness, oak and pepper. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, fruittiness, pepper and light vinous notes with a crisp dry lingering fruity finish.
GT2 (9193) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at CK. Low haze, dirty orange pour. No head formation. Ring of bubbles along the edge of the glass. Nose is sweet golden raisins. Taste is tangy, fruit juicy, spicy, mild bourbon, small tomato. Sweet overall. Very little Syrah character. Base saison needs work.
deyholla (7636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at 2011 FOBAB. Poured a near clear amber gold with a white head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma had a nice note of syrah that matches with the saison yeast, floral, and sweet grains. Flavor had a nice combination of syrah and floral notes with underlying dark fruits and a bit of dryness in the finish.
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at session one of Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Pours a clear gold. Very light wood, soft yeast, musk, wood and toast. Light vinous notes, warm alcohol peeking through. Sweet, vinous, dry wood, yeast and musk. Lingering sweetness but then dries out with soft wood tones. Very nice.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Spice and yeast aroma with light fruit. Yeast and light fruit flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Yeast andmalt lingers with light spice and light red wine.
marcus (7235) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours reddish copper with a nice beige head and a winey toffee aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a bit of fruit and a delicate vinous finish.
slowrunner77 (6634) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this was the "coolest" of the new/rare SN beers, if not the best. started out great, with a sour punch in the nose and flavor with only a hint of the saison (a great brew) that it once was. the finish was completely different...all wine-like grapes and more sweet than sour. Soooo cool. But then, after the first sip, the amazing complexity faded. We had another glass to be sure :) but the initial punch was never there again. Still drank very nicely, the only knock being a little too much carbonation. Otherwise a good, unique brew."
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy lightly pinkish golden with a creamy white head. Caramel vanilla and red wine aroma and taste with a nice sparkling palate and a crisp floral citrus finish. Excellent.