mansquito (3025) - 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 (1403) - 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 (1225) - 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 (6109) - 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 (17) - - 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 (1415) - 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 (2894) - 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.
Beergeek23322 (1951) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 2010. Bottle. Spice, malt, yeast aromas. Pale, cloudy yellow with a white head. Wheat, spice and funky flavors with a crisp finish.
jhgrantjr (413) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle, a hazy holden color. Aroma is yeast, fruit, lemon, good smell, and taste is similar. Sharp bite, but not thick and boozy. This is not quite the traditional saison, but it is good.
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Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 bottle stored at the brewery. Cloudy golden color, small bright white head. Aroma of blackmpepper, straw, light citrus. Taste is slightly funky orange peel, lemon. Dusty and peppery finish. Nice one.