Kinz (3279) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold, light haze, nice head fades. Aroma is very dusty peppery. Flavor is lightly sweet malts and a good dose of dusty hops, moving into a balanced, dry finish. A bit more on the "dusty" side than I like, but still a nice beer. Very happy with this new line of offerings from SN.
sherm1016 (1136) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a golden amber color with a white head. Aroma is yeasty, bread. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, a lttle malty, yeast.
smith4498 (3012) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy dark golden color with big white head. Peppery and spicy aroma with lots of doughy yeast. Sweet fruity flavor with some spiciness, citrus and bready yeast. Slightly hoppy with some earthiness. Medium body with lively carbonation and a slightly dry finish.
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: Nice and refreshing after a hard day working in the vegetable garden. Would go nice with some very sharp cheddar. Very nice. Could easily pass for Belgian.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, light, golden-orange with beautiful carbonation that kept adding to the head from the bottom at about the seem rate the head was dissolving at the top. Said head was average, creamy and off-white. It mostly lasted and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate light-colored bread and candy; light to moderate grassy hops; moderate to heavy doughy, spicy and slightly funky yeast; pepper and fruity citrus. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, moderately acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderate to heavily acidic, moderately bitter and lightly sweet with and average to long duration. There was pale malt, a little caramel, hints of candy, fruit, citrus notes, doughy and spicy yeast, a little pepper, grassy and citric hops and just a lot of yeast. The light to medium body was dry and fizzy with a light to moderately astringent and ever so slighty alcoholic finish.
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 Bottle. Pours a deep gold with a big fizzy head that dies to a film in short order. Aromas are saison-y... a spicy edge (pepper, lemongrass, etc.), oranges, honey. Flavor is about the same... but this is not my style of saison. The sour is understated and the malt is kinda heavy and syrupy and the funk is underdeveloped.
SPDickerman (941) - Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours mostly clear orange with small white fizz. Smells peppery, bready, a tiny bit funky, and surprisingly of citrus. Tastes peppery and like bready hay, rather earthy. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Ovila Saison finishes soft and peppery.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured golden color with a nice head smelled very clovey tasted very clovey nothing special decent but not great
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with some light hoppy notes and not much ester discernable. Taste is also a nice mix between some lightly sweet Belgian style malt with a dry hoppy finish. Lacks a bit of ester and yeast is quite tame. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad though I was expecting a bit more character from this beer.
obguthr (3769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Juicy funky aroma of overripe lemon with hints of marshmallow sweetness. Hazy amber, thick yellow head, good retention. Tangy lemon, nicely balanced. Funky, especially in the end. Classic saison, nothing outstanding, but quite well executed.
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the common table. pours a medium amber with a thin off white head. The aromas are bread, The mouthfeel is slightly watery and bready with a medium body. Cheers!