obguthr (3634) - 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!
jcr (2155) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. Hazy golden body. Frothy white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of banana, clove, gum, sugar, pepper. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Medium body, watery texture turning syrupy in the finish, lively carbonation. Taste of banana, clove, citrus and candy. Overly sweet, but drinkable. Disappointing as a saison. But if you didn’t know this was a saison ... it’s fine.
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazy but vibrant orange to golden hued body with a massive and lasting rocky white head. Aromas are hugely phenolic: herbal, grassy, sage, pepper. Estery, some nectarine. Really spicy overall. Very spicy! Flavors are estery, pear and apple. Hugely phenolic (overdone) with sage and pepper. Malt profile is bready, soft and a light sweetness. Lively bubbles, finishes dry and lightly warming (more so than your average saison).
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange gold with a moderate white head. Very pleasant aroma of lemon and orange along with some mild spice. Unfortunately, this beer falls into the same trap that I find with some IPA’s. The aroma is fruity and the flavor doesn’t meet the expectation. Here, the flavor is more grainy, more pith and less fruit with the same spiciness noted in the aroma. Dries out a bit towards the finish. An interesting Saison.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[On Tap] Lightly clouded orange appearance. Nice funky orange perfume aroma. Well spiced orangey palate, slightly sweet orangey finish. Good refrshing and aromatic saison.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Jack of the Wood, Asheville. Cloudy gold, thin ring of foam. Smells lemony, lightly sweet, and a little bit spicy. Flavor is crisp and seet, with notes of lemon and grapefruit, plus some other herbal notes. Tasty and easy to drink. Woody, herbal aftertaste.
thetmaxx (732) - West Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the 24 oz bottle. Pours yellow hazy. Aroma is mild, mostly of Clove. Flavor has more banana and Clove going on. I think it is a pretty good saison.
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a pint glass. Color is golden yellow and slightly cloudy. Aroma is extremely mild with just a little bit of yeast. Flavor is yeasty and clove with some light spice towered the finish. Palate is medium bodied. Overall a good Saison.
dmac (3872) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml cork and caged bottle from Spirits Toms River. Poured a hazy sunburnt orange with an average sized foamy bright white head. Aroma of tangerines, mango, apricot, bread crusts, light spice and pepper. Body is bubbly with lots of carbonation and a rather full mouthfeel with a lingering tingling on your mouth and throat from the high carbonation. Flavor losses all the fruitiness that the aroma had and has lots of grains and cereals with light spice and pepper. Solid but the aroma and flavor are so different and I do prefer the aroma to the flavor even though it is not even close to style.