daleharshman (975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Alembic Bar while on a trip to San Francisco. Pours honey orange with very little head. Aroma of fruity esters (banana stands out as well as some citrus), yeast, and some spice. Flavor of bready malts and some lighter caramel, Belgian yeast, mild citrus, and some spice towards the end. Lightly sweet with a good level of spice. (116, 597)
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy amber pour with a thick white head. Funky nose that’s a bit tart with sweet malt and some fruit. Malty and peppery flavor with a bit of sweetness before a winey finish.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a decent saison, but too sweet/sugary to get near the top of my saison list. Lacks the dryness/chalkiness/grassiness of my favorites. Still is a good summer beer that i surely wouldn’t turn down.
keepersj12 (2932) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of my favorites of the style so far this year. Pours a hazy orange with a foamy lacing white head. The aroma is very fruity along with bread and yeast. The flavor is also fruity with a nice hop presence. There is a bit of pepper too. It has a lively carbonation making it very crisp and clean.
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/28/11. On tap. Hazy orange pour with a nice fluffy off-white head that fades and laces a teensy bit. Slightly fruity and funky aroma with yeast and citrus. Very nice flavor with nice fruitiness, yeast, and definite citrus. Lingers dry. Tasty!
DiarmaidBHK (3729) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber from tap with a finger of head. Big Belgian yeast smells on the nose. Tartness and pepper and alcohol on the tongue. This one wears it’s 7% boldly. Clean finisher. Nice!
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle corked and caged, poured a hazy yellow color wiith a massive white thick head. Arpmas of yeast, fruit, and cpice. Flavors match the aroma, very easy to drink.
Sledutah (6042) - Utah, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from the state store
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy golden with a huge white head and some lacing
Aroma: Fruits, yeast, spiciness and earthy ,br>
Taste: Yeasty, fruity esters, spicy with a dry finish
A nice saison, easy drinking.
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with white head. Aroma is faint citrus and spice. Flavor is very nice sour with some lemon and orange. Herbal notes going on as well. Good job for a cali brewer.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle from Total Wine. A great Saison! Pours amber in colour, big frothy white head. A little cloudy. Lots of carbonation here. Lots of yeasty spice notes, and sweet malt. Lives up to the hype!