probstblueribbon (2874) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 14MA11.
App.: Hazy golden with a large fluffy white head.
Aroma: Strong fruity yeast and wet bread dough, earthy citrus and coriander, biscuit, honey, floral notes, bread crust, some bitter green herbs, spicy, spice cake, a bit of alcohol, refreshing and inviting.
Palate: Medium+ body, full effervescence, syrupy.
Flav.: Rich, fruity, yeasty malts, earthy and lemony, wet bread dough, minerals, green bitter herbs, a touch of funk, floral honey, quite approachable.
Yeah, good. I’m jaded.
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Saison is not my favorite style but this was pretty drinkable. Big bubble gum notes on the nose. Taste is very dry with thin mouthfeel and medium carbo. Finishes clean.
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at otto’s. Golden orange with thin white head. Aroma is faint funk. Flavor is also faint funk and citrus. Interesting saison.
Lehighbri (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid saison, nice citrus aroma. Little generic but still good. Slightly harsh after taste.
QuezXLV (398) - Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very clear gold color. Aroma is not strong but pleasant. The taste is quite complex. I’m not very familiar with the style, but its great tasting.
phaleslu (6295) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a cloudy yellow-gold color with a big, fluffy eggshell white head and plenty of visible sediment. Aroma of farmhouse funk, grass, lighter spices like coriander and clove, bready malts, and mild tropical fruits. Flavor of grass, straw, herbs, bready malts, funk, pears, peppery yeast, and a bit of banana. Medium-bodied, with a good amount of soft carbonation and a bready mouthfeel and dry finish. Man, I had a lot of great saisons over DLD weekend for some reason. Good beer.
SrSilligoose (3227) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by phaleslu at DLD. thanks peter! nice bready, rustic, herbal, spiced saison. nice yeast character. a touch of melon fruit as well. enjoyed.
arminjewell (6104) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DLD ’11. Poured hazy yellowish orange with nice fluffy white head, aroma had notes of bananas and clove, some fruity esters with earth, touch of barnyard, some wood and grass notes. Taste was nice and full bodied, touch of spicy yeast with notes of grass, bananas, fruit, and some grassy noble hops in the finish, nice and dry.
dagimp (706) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Winnie’s LeBus in Manayunk, PHL. Pours a pretty clear golden color with very little head. Aroma of sugar, wheat and Belgianyness. Mouthfeel is really nice; very medium and smooth without a bit of syrupyness. Taste is not overpowering, but hey, it’s a Saison. Very middle of the flavor palate until it warms up a bit. Then out comes the alcohol (still pretty mild), yeast, Belgian funk (also mild), sugar and wheat. Kind of like a Baby Grand Cru... that actually was a lot wittier than I intended it to be. Overall, a really solid Saison. I hope Sly Fox puts it in cans! At the right price, I could see myself drinking a lot of it.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at brewpub. translucent gold, frothy thin white head. Nose of metal, lemon, bit sweet. Flavor is way sweet, yeast, bubble gum, lemon-candy. Thin, lightly hot, very medicinal-candy flavor with so much sugar.