JulienHuxley (1705) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear pale gold pour with abundant frothy white head. Aroma is slightly earthy, light hops, a touch of spice, saison yeast. Taste is light, crisp grain, light spicy yeastiness. Palate is well carbed and quite dry. Not an unbelievable sensorial experience, but a very solid beer, quite true to style by SN.
Ibrew2or3 (5741) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caged and corked 750mL pours crystal clear gold with copper core and slightly frothy near white head. The aroma is a little apple flavored cotton candy that slides into some yeasty saison spices and a touch of funky yeastiness. The taste is similar but seemingly brighter with sweet apples and pear fruity ester notes and then picking up saison yeasty spices as well as a bit of bubble gum and clove. Decent enough.
ben4321 (2979) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 10/16/12
Aroma: The nose is full of sweet Belgian yeast, with a good amount of spice, floral notes, and fruity notes
Appearance: It pours a lightly hazy orange color with a creamy, long lasting white head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is well-balanced with a nice flow between the light sweetness, light spice, and mild bitterness
Palate: This one is medium bodied, it is fairly smooth feel, it works nicely on the mouth, and a has a clean finish
Overall, I felt like this one was really just a solid example of the style. It really didn’t miss at all, all the aspects worked, and it was just a very very solid Saison overall. However, I still felt like something was lacking, it felt a little one-speed/one-note, and really, it just isn’t a complete hit.
robforbes (1883) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy light orange with a very large bubbly white head, and good lacing.
smell is of spice, fruit, malt, a touch of caramel, and yeast.
taste is of spice, malt, a little sweetness, caramel, a bit of fruit, and apple. ends a little oily and somewhat sweet.
Sublym (78) - - OCT 7, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one of the best Saisons (I know I always say that) bur seriously....one of the best ,.................................................
Landmonger (108) - USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle into a tulip, the appearance is beautiful with a nice rich white head and light gold appearance, aroma is pepperand some yeast, the taste some tartness, a little spice and some bread, carbonation is on the low side of medium and the palate feels a little thin, residual mild bitterness and warth from alcohol is prominent at the end.
GRM (2483) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, from and with Karl Probst (Danke!), savoured on July 20 2012; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, hazy, nice effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head, light lacing; nose: pepper, coriander, light hops, light malt; mouth: pepper, coriander, light floral hops, light malt, astringency, finale in floral hops with presence of pepper, medium body, rather carbonated, lightly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, de et avec Karl Probst (Danke!), savourée le 20 juillet 2012; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, voilée, bonne effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : poivre, coriandre, léger houblon, léger malt; bouche : poivre, coriandre, léger houblon floral, léger malt, astringence, finale en houblon floral avec présence de poivre, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, légèrement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien
mjknight19 (2) - - AUG 18, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A great beer with lots of taste. A nice mix of fruity, citrus aromas mixed with some bitter flavors (peppery/lemon zest). A nice beer to enjoy on a hot summer day.
thedm (4772) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of all foam finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated semi-hazy yellow colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was hoppy floral and musty. The semi-flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The strong flavor contained notes of floral and malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again. Nice for a Saision.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, a nice smooth fruity malt with orange peels, coriander, classic. In mouth, a nice smooth sweet and fruity malt with nice curacao and berry notes. Tasted with GRM, Probstblueribbon and Ian, July 20 2012.