crossovert (9983) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Supremely boozy said on. I like its high-octane nature nonetheless. Solid brewskie.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared around the table at Revolution Brewpub. Very hazy pale yellow, thick lasting white head. Bright and lemony, yeasty, lightly spicy. I thought this was a great saison.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at bangers and lace, Chicago nice Saison , blindfish pour, good spice, little funk. Medium mouthfeel. Good
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the brewery (Naperville, IL). Pours a richer glowing hazy golden hue, some honey deeper darkness, haze, big cakey offwhite head cakes big, laces ok. Aromsa are gentle spice, yeast, and doughy sweetness. Apple, pear, gentle growing earthy hop bitterness. More spice, orange rind, and cereal elements, dough. Initial is medium bodied, preaching a lively white peach, apple, pear, lemon, grapefruit feel up front. Some spice, florals, and fuzzy peach. Middle grives more yeast, spice, doughy and cereal malts, bread. Dryness still remains on the palate, dough, apple, pear sweet fruit elements. Backend and finish remains a bit spicy, doughy, mellow cereal sweet. Tart fruit, orange, rind, spicy yeast, doughy sweet and bready malts keep on in finish, a firm hop load, lingers on a bit of tart, citrus, fruit, dough. Pretty solid, fruity, dry and bittter nice hop profile for how big it is. I liked this. Kinda in a similar wheelhouse to the FFF Zes Zes Zes offering that is also out.
nuplastikk (5255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from the brewery. Hazy unfiltered orange-yellow. Big, foamy white head. Says 8.3% on the bottle. This is pretty nice, exceeding my expectations. Kind of bridges the gap between massive Belgian Golden Ale and Saison. The yeast is restrained but still flavorful. Really balanced out well. My bottle is a 4-5 months old, so not sure how the hops have evolved. Very nice.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly phenolic with booze and a bit of pear in the background. Dry with a bit of grain.
kaser (4573) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very fruity and bitter. Spicy and full flavor. Draft pour at Floyd's. Yellow cloudy with white foamy head. Sweet banana aroma. Like it a lot even for a saison. Kinda digging saisons these days and this helps build the case
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
p gold white head aroma spicy floral pepper fl sweet floral pepper honey orange rind good but bit much the hoppy sweet character is a lot to take tone it down and it’s great saison
HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber. Pours a hazed golden color with a medium, fading white head. Aroma of bread dough, citrus, mild lemon, some earth and hay notes. Flavor is quite hoppy and bitter, mild earth, some fruit and doughy malts. Fairly hop forward for a saison. Medium bodied, effervescent carbonation, finishes dry and bitter. This is nice.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Belgian Fest. Pours a deep gold with a sticky white head. light haze. The nose is softly Belgian and fruity. White pepper and rubber. Faint pils malt, hopping seems low. Alcohol is noted. On tasting, quite fruity with more of the rubbery notes. A firm bitterness is there but the yeast is distracting, drying it out with some astringency. Light bready grain notes and some hops on finish. Okay.