Ferris (7070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Apricot, grass and and some light citrus with some spice. Cloudy yellow and a thin white head. Banana esters, grass and a bit if coriander. More like a German Hefeweizen.
presario (4836) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark yellow. Funky pear scent. Flat, dry. Pear juice without sugar. Sad. Good tasting. Good friends. Not so good beer.
TimE (3992) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color. White head. Sage, soap, wheaty nose, malty, but too sweet for the style. Really not that impressive but ok, though not to style.
BroSpud (1827) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy light yellow with a thin white head. Clove aroma. Predominant lemon and pepper flavors. Not very complex but pretty solid saison overall.
Jethro6191 (487) - Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gold with a white head. Earthy, musty aroma. Spicy flavor with lemon and citrus notes. Light body with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.
nimbleprop (5582) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy yellow with some creamy white head. Nose is mostly yeast, straw, cheese rind, light cracker, grass, perfume. Flavor is nice, sweet, perfume, a little booze, some tropical fruit, honey, straw, yeast. Medium bodied, dry finish.
JulienHuxley (4034) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Hazy gold pour, white head. Juicy aroma, banana, lemon, fruity hops, really estery, quite a bit of banana. Flavor is fruity, quite sweet, way too sweet for the style, a tad boozy. Palate is sweet, balanced by good carbonation at least. Flawed american interpretation of the style, but still enjoyable.
jfb (4558) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of peaches, powdered sugar, light bubble gum, marzipan and brown sugar. flavour is mostly just heavy cooked vegetables and alcohol, with a light hint of starchy pale malts, powdered sugar and herbal hops. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle into a tulip.
A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head isn’t as towering as some saisons, but it is a one finger white shade. Retention isn’t great, however.
S: This actually has a nice whiff of funk to it. It takes a while for it to really hit the nose, though - upon opening, it’s mostly comprised of white wine with a spicy undertone. There are also some candied sugar notes buried in there. Aside from being a little sweet for my style preferences, it hits upon the major aspects well. Swirling it, in particular, will really allow all that stank-ass cheesiness to hit the nose.
T: It starts off with a wave of spiciness. Earthiness is also prevalent - especially around the middle - but some of the funk notes are a bit subdued next to the aroma. When sufficiently warmed up, swirling the glass will cause some of the funkiness to reappear more vividly - not just on the aroma, but on the flavor as well. The finish is bready and (perhaps) slightly too sugary. Definitely a good saison that’s only let down by occasional overt sweetness.
M: An initial fizz helps to lift the (rather dense) body off of the tongue fairly well. After the swallow, though, it leaves a bit too much sweetness on the back palate. Even worse, it also leaves a bit too much astringency on the front of the palate, making it slightly harsh. That’s never good. Otherwise, it’s easy to drink.
O: This one’s nice, but not my ideal saison. With a little less sweetness, this could have been killer. Still solid, still worth a try.
MadRobin (2307) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle in a Smuttynose beer class ar The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD.
Hazy, yellow-amber with an off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of light fruit (orange, pineapple, peach, lemon et al), sage, spice and yeast.
Taste of light fruit (lemon, peach, apricot, orange, pineapple et al), sage, spice and yeast.
Light/medium body and high carbonization.
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