closey22 (573) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow with thin foamy white head; aroma of Belgian yeast bubble gum; Flava is wheaty yeasty w/ slight salty tang; feels light and crisp finishes dry and slightly hop bitter
RmmHronek (169) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like this saison for its unique and powerful yeast-character. Itís dry, golden with only a slight haze, and has minimal head but nice lacing. The yeasty spiciness and breadiness really comes through with a soft lingering on the back end. Itís great!
Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Nosh. Pours a hazy blondish gold with a finger of fizzy foam. On the nose its peppery, earthy yeast and light malt profile. The palate follows the nose... nothing very special but a decent take on the saison style. Would like a little more complexity in the yeast profile but the spice is well balanced and the mouthfeel is dialed in nicely.
odinstyr (499) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with a minimal white head. Smells of barnyard, plums, sourdough bread. Taste is sour and sweet, minimally bitter - Belgian yeasts, spices, hint of fruitiness.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured at Sixpoint tasting at Whole Foods Bowery Beer Room in NYC today. Poured a fairly clear gold with white head. Some citrus and yeast notes in both the aroma and taste. A smooth, drinkable, but average saison.
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured a clear golden color with an average fizzy frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dough, citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium yeast sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a friend.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: A little more watered down than most saisons today so maybe itís a little closer to the original saisons of the past. As it warmed the flavors erupted but it was still fairly light.
TECHNICAL: Unlabeled bottle from the brewery as part of prize pack. Poured a hazy, light to medium yellow with great carbonation and a gigantic, rocky, white head that nearly filled the glass and mostly diminished but extremely slow leaving excellent lacing. The aroma had light light-colored bread and pale malt; light herbal and grassy hops; light doughy, sweaty, leather, spicy, and peppery yeast; slight barnyard and funky yeast; light banana; and lemon. The initial flavor was moderately acidic, slightly sour and ever so slightly sweet; while the finish was moderate to heavily acidic and slightly sour with an average to long duration. There was pepper, lemon, lots of yeast, sour fruit, metallic and herbal hops, grassy hops, perfume hops, other spices and slight funk. The light to medium body was very dry with very fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly astringent finish.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at blue monk, decen Saison, grassy notes good amount of spice. A little off kilter in the balance. Decent flavor, better than advertised
DrSilverworm (4016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on tap at the Cock & Bull. Good foamy white head. Mostly clear pale yellow color, good lace. Nice citrus peel nose. Light spice, good dry texture, light fine carbonation. Nice light umami, spicy sort of zesty taste. Solid light sessionable saison.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A basic lemony blonde ale. Clean, drinkable and forgettable
How: Hand-bottle from Dickinsonbeer, thanks a lot Paul
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is a mix of fresh lemon and countryside wild flowers. No rustic character to the yeast showing but the countryside wild flowers does add a little farmhouse character. Taste is neutral crackery malts, lemon muffin, some grass, very soft carbonation. The beer does have decent qualities but the whole is less than the sum of its parts. Very low intensity, easy to drink for sure but this was rather forgettable and it had an overall lemonade sensation. That was my only beer of the day, and every day that I stay sober just reminds me why I donít all the other days.