DYCSoccer17 (3351) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle. The aroma on this beer has a little floral hoppiness to it, and a light honey character. There is a faint amount of yeast esters, but this is pretty much in the background, which I prefer. Just a nice, light fruitiness. Mildly hazy golden-orange body, with a nice, fizzy, soft whitish head. Strong retention and creamy lacing present. Starts with a sharp carbonation, before this becomes a little metallic. The dusty, barnyardy yeast esters come through in the middle. This finishes rather dry, and has some pimento-olive light flavor. A lot too dry for me, and a bit too carbonated. A little on the bitter side, too.
CelticBrew (846) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from 12.7 oz bottle (says 7.5%) a hazy brass color with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine film. Aroma of fresh grains, bananas, lemons, mild pepper, fresh cut field grasses and some more spice - maybe, a little clove and coriander. Flavour is dry with plenty of earth, pepper, grass, slight lemon, and herbs. Finishes with pepper and earth, and is definitely more about the hops than the yeast. Easy to drink, decent saison beer.
TheHopster (831) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Landmark Americana just off at Rowan University campus. I found this to be darker and richer than traditional saison. Quality deserves another same in the heat of the summer months.
Idigguns (16) - Davie, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12.7 oz bottle. 7.5% ABV. 2013 release.
Aroma: sweet, caramel, woody, spices, especially pepper.
Appearance: clear, gold with small off-white head, no lacing.
Taste: sweet yet peppery, hint of banana, a little too much alcohol taste.
Palate: heavy body, slick, a bit creamy, soft carbonation, strong finish.
Overall: may be a bit heavy to sip on. Could pair well with food.
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/26/2011. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, tangerine, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of lemon, tangerine, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, apricot, pear, apple, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice saison. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated based on notes from 15 Aug 2011 -- Aroma was nice, color beautiful. Tasted a bit like a spicy Hef. (I think I was a little inexperienced with Saisons when I drank this)
slowrunner77 (6035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"again, the Ovila series nails the style. i knew i had really liked the dubbel, but this one still stood out...beat Green Flash easily head to head. bready and fruity up front, dry and spicy in the finish. this is what i think of when i think of the style. medium bodied and lively. great job again guys."
gschrade (771) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, citrus, spice. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bubblehouse (485) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good offering. Really nice aroma with an average aroma. Still a darn good beer.
Dittoson (24) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delicious saison with a darker complexion that provides a light flavor with hints of complication, and sweetens on the tongue after drinking.
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with white head. Full spice, banana, light clove and yeast aromas. Banana, clove and spice flavors, saison is like a brutal wit beer.