Beese (927) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Beermongers in Portland, OR on 5 June 2013.
Pours a hazy golden colour. Great saison aromas of coriander, orange peel and other spices. Some citrus flavours and a grassy, spicy palate.
BroSpud (1579) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small corked bottle. Pours golden orange with a slight white head that does not linger. Citrus aroma. Sweet fruity flavors with hints of cloves and peppers. Exactly the characteristics of a decent saison though I was still disappointed somewhat and expected something more. It was the cork. The cork made me think this was going to be something great. It was pretty good but don’t let that cork fool you.
closey22 (631) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden thin rimming white head; aroma Belgian sweet yeast and sugar; Flava is rich yeasty sugary; feels medium with nice fizz; finishes dry sweet and little grassiness
gmb5127 (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a great slightly sour aroma. Taste is good but a little watery, seems like it’s missing something.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sprout’s: Poured a dark golden honey liquid that appeared with slow rising carbonation bubbles and a normal sizing of fluffy foam head. I was sort of shocked to have to see that there was hardly any haze or dead yeast inside the liquid and I had even poured the entire bottle out. Aroma is bold with traditional witbier and saison like characteristics with the orange peels dominating the beer while whiffs of clove and peppercorns come through as well. One of the most appetizing aromas in a saison that I have ever found—wow. The drink delivers on the very same aromas that my nose had detected but now the peppercorns take over and actually makes this rather overbearing. As for the finish, the aftertaste seems empty and almost watered down. This was a pretty good saison but the pepper might have been too much.
nealblind (463) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at seattle brewfest with sasuma mandarins. Clear orangey pour some film of a head. smells of big buttery yeast- some orange. Flavor is dominated by yeast some citric bitterness seems more like a trippel. Palate is a bit too far on the wet side.
Niko100 (1781) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, some yeast, floral, & fruit; Flavor of malt, yeast, hops, citrus (notably orange), and some pepper; Dry finish; Nicely balanced; Pretty good and easy drinking.
keanex (1223) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: The body is clear with a golden hue accompanied by a creamy light tan head.
Aroma: Bubblegum dominates the aroma with a backing of ripe banana and hints of vanilla, no spice noted.
Taste: The intro is of sweet ripened banana and bubblegum, but they lighten up by the mid-taste to introduce a light lemon or bitter orange flavor with a hint of spice that gets a little bit more bold by the finish, but the bubblegum and banana come back and push it to the background. Banana lingers for a little.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is a one-dimensional saison, focusing on the yeast, but it’s good.
salvaticas (347) - - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Not bad, tastes more like a Belgian, so strong. No nose pretty much.
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dresden (725) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An orangish mahogany color with a suprisingly small head yet lots of carbonation. Aroma is oranges, mild spice, some yeast. Taste is quite a lot of orange, some spicy yeast and a really lively carbonation. Pretty decent!