RussianDragon (574) - - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a clear golden straw color with thick spongy white head that left moderate lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, banana, slight clove spice, and a hint of oaky vanilla. Flavor is sweet: muted Belgian yeast, slight bubblegum note, quenching mild tart citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet tangy finish. Another great SN offering.
Thisis12ptfont (966) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Banana, yeast funk, barnyard funk, odd coriander/orange,and malty sweet skunk on the nose. Deepened copper appearance with a thin foam rim. Taste is well balanced cracker malt, strong spice and herb upfront. Peppercorn flavor comes through strongly, spicy heat, coriander and more yeasty funk. Overall, this is a pretty heat forward saison to me yet, packing some funky flavors B+ rating.
john_henry (121) - - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank on tap at the ginger man in NYC. Surprisingly interesting beer from Sierra Nevada and one of the best offerings I’ve had from them in a while. Definitely worth trying if you see it.
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 12.7oz corked bottle. Pour is clear orange with thin white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, bready malts, touch of white grape, and pear notes, touch of caramel. Taste is a nice mix of sweet white fruits with unripe banana, red apple and pear, mixing into bready sourdough and yeast. Mid-taste is earthy and slightly bitter. Lingering sweetness continues however. Finish is very long, with flavors unfolding slowly. Could be drier, but this is not a terrible thing given all the positive things about this beer. Texture starts out lively, but soon settles into chewy. It’s a very nice beer, but more of a sipping beer than I would prefer in this style. Good job, Sierra. Keep these interesting offerings coming.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear blood orange color with a large dense head. Aroma of pepper and light grassy yeast. Taste is pepper. The only orange characteristic is implied by the label. About as nondescript a saison as you can find.
TXBadger (1787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange color with off-white head. Yeast, light fruits, coriander, and wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a semi-sweet note and lingers.
MartzMimic (84) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a stunningly clear orange from the bottle with a bubbly white head that leaves quickly. Smells of hay, grass, citrus and some yeast. Tastes of oranges, some spice and a touch of earthiness. Light, crisp mouth with a decent amount of carbonation. A very traditional, easy-drinking ale that recalls Saison Dupont.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Pourhouse. Aroma is citris, wheat, and a peppery piece of bread. Pours hazy biege with great bubbles and a medium bubbly head. Taste is great with some pepper, light yeast, golden wheat, and a clean champagne finish. Delicious. A little heavy and sweet for the style but certainly tasty.
chinchill (2763) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served from a small corked bottle into a small tulip.
Slightly hazy amber good head and lacing.
Very limited Belgium funk in both the taste and the aroma.
Very clean finish for style.
Well hidden ABV.
NikkTwist (1912) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy gold pour that starts with a large fizzy white head that reduces to slim foam ring. Fresh juicy amber fruits. Floral hops. Yellow plums. Apricot pits. Thyme. Orange pips. Nice drying wood tannins. Not overly complicated but very nicely balanced.