Drake (7846) - 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.
3fourths (7771) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from a bottle. Light yellow in color and cloudy in appearance with a soft white head. Weird nose of grain and spice, a but floral, but not really peppery or exciting at all, more of a herb-like spice note. Oily texture up front, lightly drying in the back, which is nice enough, but flavor-wise it comes across perfume-heavy and green, with a distinct oily vegetable note throughout. Okay overall, but a little weird and a little too green.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CK thanks to craftycarl21! Good foam. Sweet pear nose. Estery, bright, mild diaper phenols. Taste is juicy, clean pear. Nice dough and honey bread. Very good. Sweeter saison, could use more hop balance. Still, pretty nice.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 On tap at the brewpub:
This appears to be filtered? If so, I really donít understand why. Oranges and coriander are abundant but donít leave any room for more perfumes to show up. This will be a straightforward, spicy, and clean malt example.
Peaches and oranges trample the honeyed malt back. Low carbonation and hefty malts point to an American heritage rather than Belgian, which isnít what I was looking for in this beer. Toasted malts fall into hop bitterness, but there isnít much mop flavor to link them.
Imitating the greats is a daunting task. 3.4/5
Now this is much better. I donít know if this is all the work of bottle conditioning, but whatever. The farmhouse character is authentic, the lively carbonation fits the style, the wet haystack and fruity esters (banana bubblegum) admirably merge with the herbal, spicy hops and the yeast just works. A very good Saison, better than some Belgian examples. 3.8/5
DocLock (7437) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A complex, well balanced saison. Flavors of yeast, coriander, citrus, and wheat. Finished fairly smooth.
gnoff (7330) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
Hazy copper color, tan head. Sweet, fruity, apple scent. Alcohol, sugary, Belgian yeast taste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with a big billowy white head. Spicy, lightly peppery aroma with very minute notes of lemon and yeast. Dry peppery flavour with a healthy does of pale malts and warming alcohol. Average but effervescent palate. 7/4/6+/3/15
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled in May 2006: Pours a clear golden bronze with a nicely-lacing frothy white head. Nice, fresh authentic, earthy, spiced and Belgian yeasty aroma. Body starts lightly biscuity and sweet with good earthy bitter and spiced balance along with a touch of citrus tartness. A very authentic and flavorful American made saison.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring at their booth at BCTC. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Nice musk, caramel, coriander, lemon, and pepper. Thin to medium bodied and very crisp. Tangy, dry, and light. Very nice.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles from Doclock, hopdog.
Pours yelow with a huge lasting white head. Smells perfumey with flowers, some grass, sugar, and lemons as the most obvious. Tastes of wheat, coriander, some really nice rosey elements and a spicey finish. Reminded me of something Fantome would make. Many thanks for this one!