legion242 (2307) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Two disappointing Saisons in a row!! Nose was way too floral and the taste and palate lacked the musty dryness I so love in the style.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazed amber orange with a large frothy white head that lasts a while. Aroma of fruit, clove, lemon, grass, lightly toasted malts. Taste has lots of fruity sweetness and some floral hop, along with a mild earthy bitterness. Medium body, medium high carbonation. Not as dry and crisp as Iím used to in a Saison, but still a good beer.
SudsMcDuff (6470) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had near the end of a tasting, it hit the spot! .. . hazy yellow gold, medium head, great cloudy lacing .. . aspirin, citrus, and herbs mostly, nicely balanced and easy to drink .. . light bubbles on the tongue, i enjoyed this brew, and a well made american example of the style .. . Oh, they donít work on me. Thatís why they call me Red. Iím immune!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours this hazed dingy golden color with a tall froth that lingers. Spicy aromatics of corriander, guava and bath beads. Full nectar with good carbonation. Delicate on flavor with a malty backbone and highly spiced. The spice overshadows everything else. This beer is single minded and of average quality and the price is way out of line @ 8 bones.
SSSteve (3891) - - JUL 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. a hazy gold pour with a small white head. a vanilla nose with some grassy hops. flavor brings out more of the grassy dry hops than the malts. dry and crisp palate.
Braudog (5952) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caged & corked bottle. Poured with a good initial poof of foam over top of a hazy, cloudy body of orange-amber. The aroma is wild and yeasty. The beer drinks with a fruity disposition, primarily laden with sweet citrusy, but finishing exceptionally dry, grassy, and gristy even. Decent. (#4188, 7/24/2011)
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 Sweet cotton candy and honey nose with lots of phenolic, peppery yeast. The taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lots of pepper and dusty cobwebs, some light lemon and flowers, the malt is sweet with lots of raw sugar and honey. Decent, not really much of a Saison, but thatís not surprising from a US brewery. Tasty though.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Vienna, Va. Pours a clear orange yellow with a thin white head. Fruity aroma with of mango and bubble gum. Flavor is dry and bitter. Slightly funky with a bitter finish.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at 12 South Tap Room. Pour a hazy golden amber with a white head. Floral and estery aroma. Medium bodied with an earthy moutfeel. Flavor of pilsner malt, citrus, and a hint of white pepper. Refreshing, but not as attenuated as I prefer with my Saison. Solid, but lacks a wow factor.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a slightly cloudy orange color with a fluffy white head.
S: The nose is fairly citrusy with orange peel and lots of floral notes. A fair amount of phenolics and yeast with a mild bready note. There is just a tiny bit of coriander to it.
T: Decently phenolic and spicy with a nice citrus peel. Orange and lemon peel with a light floral note and lots of bread and wheat. There is a bit of sweetness to it, along with some yeast and apple skin.
M: The body and carbonation are both medium.
O: Perhaps I just had overly high expectations, but this was just okay to me. Not as good as the Dubbel.