MrChopin (2763) - 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 (372) - 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 (2074) - 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 (5404) - 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.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden orange color with a huge white head that eventually settles down.
S: A strong aroma of apple and pear. There’s plenty of orange peel, grass, wet hay, and coriander. There’s a moderate malt character to it, providing a bit of lightly toasted bread notes.
T: More sweet fruits such as the apples and pears. A definite bitterness that seems to be from an orange peel sort of flavor. There’s just a touch of sugar along with some white pepper and pale, cracker malts.
M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation and a slightly dry finish.
D: The peppery note on the flavor and the wet hay aroma are a bit strong, but otherwise this was not bad.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is fruity with notes of bananas, apples, pears, spicy yeast notes, a touch of musty dust as well. Pours hazy golden orange with a nice big lasting fizzy head and small islands of lace. The flavor is fruity up front, yeasty spice on top of banana. Pear, apple, a tad earthy and spicy, peppery. Finish is dry and airy, a tad dusty. Well carbonated, light sweet bite lingers. Pleasant.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold pour with a small white head. Nose is full of citrus, lemons, bananas, and a touch of pepper. Tastes about the same. Nice dry yeasty finish with a little bit of spiciness. Body is on the light side, but pretty crisp. I’m not usually a fan of saisons but this is a pretty nice offering. Would be a nice spring and summer sipper.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
lacks the malt background and the subtle funkiness of authentic saison. comes across more like a hefeweizen.