brokensail (11599) - 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.
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours medium gold with tiny bubbles and a four finger frothy white head. Mildly funky aroma. Medium body with sparkling carbonation. Flavor is funky and yeasty. Maybe a tad musty. Finishes that way. Farmhouse it is. Good stuff.
rlgk (11486) - 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.
Christian (11277) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Fruity and malty aroma with a nice mineral touch. Dry and refreshing fruity flavour with a bit of alcohol. Very authentic saison.
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a foamy white head and hazy yellow color. Aroma is musty, spice. Taste is clove, spices, musty, grain, light hops-bite, dry. OK carbonation. Occasional.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Name: Saison VOS
Appearance: light golden yellow, lots of carbonation, big bright white head, drippy lace,
Aroma: nice light spicy aroma with a touch of estery funk,
Body: body has a very carbonated mouthfeel,
Flavor: touch of sweetness in the flavor, nice spice character, good yeasty bread character, grows on you as it warms
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
hopscotch (9550) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Hazy yellow ale with a huge, frothy, white head. Terrific retention. Spicy, breadsy nose with banana, pale and fuzzy fruit esters, coriander phenol and dough. Sweet, fruity flavor up front, then gently bitter, slightly pungent and spicy on the backside. Medium-bodied and creamy with fizzy carbonation. Finishes a touch tangy then fairly dry. Without the cage, my bottle would’ve opened itself. Feisty!
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2013. Pours a bit hazy golden yellow appearance with a thin off white head. Fairly spicy, peppery, lemon, light banana aroma. Pretty dry, lemon/orange citrusy, somewhat spicy, grassy, pils flavor. Pretty tasty.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 On tap at The Sly Fox. Poured a light yellow with a smaller white head. Spicy, yeasty and citric (lemon) aromas and smells. Lightly sweet.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
C&C 750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Wexford, PA. Pours a golden color with a slight haze. Large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bready malts, stone fruits, caramel, mild spice. The taste is tart stone fruits, bready malts, mild hops, spicy finish. Medium bodied, well balanced.