rlgk (13191) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Earl of Essex, Lindon. Hazy pale yellow beer with a decent white head. Fruity hop aroma, floral, hay, perfume, grapes, lemongrass, some peach. Sourish fruity flavor, grassy, perfume, mango, some hay. Decent beer.
Ferris (7579) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Light banana, citrus, grass and clove. Clear gold with a rich head. Effervescent, sweet yeasty esters, orange and a nice slight clove finish. Lively and refreshing.
obguthr (4538) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel, apple, funk aroma. Clear golden, thin head. Apple and lemon, dry. Not a whole lot going on and tame for the style. No off flavors though.
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Ed. Dusty yellow, bright body with a bone white head that fluffs up nicely but recedes very quickly. Aroma contains apple skins with a mild tartness, some gummy yeast, bread, & a little bit of clove & minty spice esters in the finish. Taste follows closely with lots of yeast, apple skins, biscuit malt, & a hint of funky tartness. Brett, maybe? Touch of hay & a hint of clove in the finish. Dry. A little uneventful, nothing doing, really, but not bad, either. Decent.
williamstome (1320) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale straw pour. Light, spicy aroma. Flavor has some spice and yeast notes, but body is a little thin. Overall this just isn’t a very good saison.
Darkmagus82 (1979) - - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfered from BA review on 2-15-12 -
Served on-tap in a 12 oz chalice
Appearance – A medium golden body with a slight off-white head. The head is filled with large carbonation bubbles and upon fading leaves a bit of lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell – The smell is largely fruity up front, with nice citrus and some more tropical aromas. There is a biscuit-malty aroma toward the middle which is mixed in with an ever so slight astringent “funky” aroma.
Taste – A little on the sour side initially with some lemon and citrus. The more subdued sourness gives way to some hoppy and sweeter flavors toward the middle - sweeter citrus fruits with some more tropical’s; orange, mango, sweet lemon (lemonade) and even a little sweet apple. These sweet flavors are mixed with some yeasty flavors and a more sour green apple-lemon flavor, which come into play and rounds out the flavor profile.
Mouthfeel – A lighter bodied beer with a moderate to fairly high level of carbonation. The carbonation suits the beer quite nicely with the lighter body making it quite drinkable, although its thickness is lacking a little bit and it could use a bit more.
Overall – A nice “wild” brew. A little thin in the body which when mixed with the sourness makes it taste a little like an ale with a bit of lemon squeezed in (but just a bit; overall it is vastly better than this). It is well worth a try.
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Very grainy. Crisp and simple, but very nice. Dry. It's kinda like Budweiser in the finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JDBaker11058 (1518) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: slightly hazy yellow/orange/gold, with a bright, fluffy white head that lasted forever, and with generous lacing. Aroma: smells awesome--big juicy-tart citrus (lemon, orange, some grapefruit), with notes of grass, honey, light clove, and slightly phenolic yeast. Taste: delicious--citrus, green apples, honey, crackery malts, white bread, a nice yeasty funk, and a subtle black peppery bite. Finish: tart, leaving a slight pucker, with a nice bit of citrus and spice, with a slightly dry champagne like palate. Notes: Oh man, I couldn’t wait to rate this beer. Absolutely wonderful. One of my favorite American saisons. What a find, would absolutely drink again.
thegreenrooster (3505) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a bright cloudy yellow with an average white head. Aroma is lemon juice with some nice yeasty esters. Flavor is a fresh fruit at first then comes some sugar and white wine grapes. Finish is dry and plenty of yeast esters. This was a solid saison. Very fruity and flavorful.
Chad484 (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured champagne color with an abundance of stubborn head. Very carbonated. Very crisp and clean as well as refreshing beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone