GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber courtesy of MrRetardedMonkey poured into a tulip.
Pours a crystal clear golden orange with a decent fluffy white head that dissipated very quickly to a ring with limited lacing.
The aroma is a mixture of bready Belgian yeast, roasted caramel malts and spices. Not that I was expecting a lot, but there was virtually no funk at all.
The taste is a little better than the aroma and had the slight funk I was looking for. There is still the dominant breadiness of the Belgian yeast throughout with significant peppery spices and a good bit of light fruits, peaches and apricots especially.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation.
This is a good saison, though not at the top of my list in the style or of Smuttynose beers I’ve had. Still tasty.
mikedR (363) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful fruit-forward saison-"style" beer, but definitely departs greatly from the style. Big fruit aroma and taste. Not much carbonation. Very smooth, and quite high in ABV -- 9.3 -- but is cloy. Some discernible Belgian yeast, but really we're talking fruit fruit and more fruit here. I like it!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
solidfunk (1820) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little light on the saison vibe. Pours golden clear. Aroma of booze and some florals though influence is light. Average carbonation, consistency. Taste alittle astringent. Sours after a few breaths. Tap at Coles during some 18 year old Mardi Gras party.
maxwelldeux (2240) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a moderate white head. Nose has a fair amount of citrus in it with a little bit of "farm" in the nose. Taste has some sour notes in there, which is nice. It’s an easy drink.
raradel (227) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really great beer, you have to just put it in your mouth and you’ll love it. Smooth, crisp, deep, and high alcohol... Really fun!
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy citrus aroma. Golden brown color. Medium carbonated, earthy citrus taste. Really like this one.
Minderbinder (824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with low white head. Alot of lacing. Aroma is of fruits, yeast, malt. Taste is of fruits, yeast, spices, aicdity. Palate: medium body. Overall: very refreshing. Nice yeast strain in there. Very drinkable.
tom10101 (1058) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22 oz). Orange with a creamy white head and nice lacing. Aroma of belgian yeast, malt and spices. Taste of malt, spices, fruits, honey and a slight acidic presence. Slight bitter finish. Creamy and acidic mouthfeel. Refreshing and drinkable.
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sigh, The "unique" saison yeast isnt a saison yeast. Tastes like sweet blonde ale with some fruity character. I love saisons and this makes me mad.
Ernesto987 (2378) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Meh, way to malty overshadows everything else going on here. Meh kinda bad.
dimenhetfield (2355) - , Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into glass. Orange color with a cloudy center. Orange zest in the aroma, followed by spicy citrus in the flavor. Not too bad.