phaleslu (5867) - 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 (3120) - 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 (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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 (685) - 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 (2927) - 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.
robgibbens (393) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this at the Phoenixville location. The color was yellow and there was a . yeasty/malty aroma. Somewhat sweet but farm-like. Clean finish with a yeasty aftertaste.
Chipper (302) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright clear golden color with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy with some yeast and a little sour. Flavor is super smooth, dry but not bitter, and very effervescent. Not very familiar with the style, but this a very good brew.
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Neon yellow-orange body, puffy off-white head. Rather dry, herbal aroma with crackers and light fruit. Spicy, soapy, herbal body, soft and rather delicate, with an emphasis on spices and light, sweet malt. Rather subtle, rather light, rather good
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to psudrew for this.
4.0 A: Slightly hazed golden straw color. Three+ fingers of white frothy head with pretty good retention, but not too sticky.
4.0 S: Fairly simple, but pleasant. Main component is musty basement funk and there’s plenty of that. As the beer warms up, a peachy fruitiness becomes more and more apparent. The fruitiness always plays second fiddle, which I like as I tend to prefer saisons on the dry end. Slight acid notes as well.
4.0 T: The taste is a bit more complex than the nose. Same basement funkiness and peachy fruitiness with the addition of hay, lots and lots of pear, and a lemony zing at the end. Moderate balancing bitterness. Pretty good.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.
4.0 D: Good beer. Not much is spectacular, but nothing is flawed either. Actually, scratch that last part, there is one problem. The label is fucking ugly as hell. I have to get this last pour going so I can get it out of my sight. Anyway, back to the beer. All 750ml were well received and this is a good pickup if you haven’t had it before.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-19-2010 01:20:27
deyholla (5968) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Kyle at the Winter Solstice. Poured a pale gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of floral and fruit with a backing yeast and grain note. Flavor was similar with floral, fruit and sweet grain coming through with a bit of soap in the finish.