thegreenrooster (2982) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a clear yellow with a large white head. Aroma is a nice dusty lemon with a bit coriander and spice. Flavor is a nice big fresh juicy fruit with a bit of dry spice and pepper bringing things up in the end. Lots of fruit esters are left on the tongue after the swallow. Very tasty and very dry. My bottle said 7% abv and this better fits the style rather than the 9% it used to be.
adamjackson (1762) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bright orange, nose is cloves and spiced oranges. taste has an overall hoppiness that’s smooth Saaz? some bananas and spruce tips.
MaBeer1972 (1221) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Julios. Rated from the bottom of the bottle. Yeast swirled in. Fuzzy white head that fades quickly to a thin lace. Cloudy light yellow-orange. Fruity citrus-banana aromas. Bread-fruit flavors. Slight bit of spice. Low hopping. OK overall, but nothing special.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cityfresh Supermarket, Bushwick growler: Pours light orange with a white head. Aroma is dusty, slightly farmy yeast, with a whole bunch of fruitiness and light hops. Taste is lighter on the saison than is the aroma. Still nice and fruity, with a little dusty dry note in there. Alcohol well covered. Feels like you are drinking a 5% alcohol beer. Well done.
rbrazell (1315) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Proof. Golden pour with a fluffy white head. Good funky, cheesy yeast aroma with lemon, earth and spice. Slightly sweet entry with cheesy and sourdough yeast fading into a spicy ending. Sweeter fruity body with laid back carbonation. Not too shabby.
keanex (1144) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned in 2013, 7% ABV.
Appearance: The body is a clear pale straw color with a short white head that has average retention, settling into a thin white coating.
Aroma: The aroma is a blend of pepper and sage with a big lemon presence and mild malts. Certainly bright though maybe too much spice.
Taste: The intro is crisp straw with lemon that leads to a mildly sweet malty mid-taste with a peppery and sage finish.
Palate: Light and crisp, very appropriate for the style.
Overall: This is a very crisp and refreshing saison, but it has a bit too much spice, maybe just take away the saison.
crossovert (5701) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spiced aroma, slight vegetation, mild fruitiness ,pretty large body, interesting take on the style.
UncleJ (16) - - JUL 9, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is estery with hints of solvent and fusel alcohols. Appears dark golden, perhaps closer to the yellow of an international lager. Tastes very fruity with slightest hint if bread in the finish. Starts unpleasantly thin, finishes unpleasantly warm and syrupy. The alcohol is well masked though the presence of fuels is a cloying reminder that this is supposed to be a "big" beer.
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GranvilleTim (1413) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, hints of fruit, little spice. Taste is spicy, yeasty with a cleaning finish. So-so lacing.
ReggieDunlap (2795) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a medium white head...decent lacing...lively. aroma is subdued but has light spice. Flavor is more aggressive...spice forward with mild fruit and leather notes...light bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a dry spicy/bitter finish.