Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml. Pours slightly hazy gold with a 2 finger thick white head. The nose is spice, lemon grass, citrus. Taste is spicy yeast, lemon zest, white pepper, dank citrus. Medium lightly prickly mouthfeel. Decent.
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 (2709) - 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 (413) - 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 (5986) - 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 (757) - 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 (438) - 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 (3588) - 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.
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 7-03-2012 (Corked & caged bottle Siciliano’’s Market-Grand Rapids, MI) When poured, this beer has a medium sized very fizzy, frothy white head that is mostly lasting, transparent yellow golden body, fizzy, very fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is malty, farmhouse, funky, grass, earthy hops, citrus, sweet, banana, spicy, and a suggestion of pepper. The flavor is sweet, farmhouse, funky, fruity, spicy, peppery, and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is lively and thin. This beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer has an inviting aroma which I like better than the flavor. This beer is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
tnkw01 (1160) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color with a really nice head. Aroma is dried fruit. Taste is a complex one with dried fruit and a pleasant sweet finish.