TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle left on the counter by emacgee. Pours a pale orange golden with little to no head. Nose is peppery and buttery, some grain and stewed veggies. Flavor is sickly sweet, butter, some rotten fruit. delicious.
emacgee (4054) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks daknole. Pours a soft and effervescent straw yellow with three fingers of sticky white head. Nose is very interesting, notes of candy and sweet bread with lots of fruity notes coming through and a lightly spicy quality. Very hard to define. Medium body, more than a saison should have with a moderately dry finish. Spicy and lightly zesty. Bready and candy-like in the mouth too.
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Tooch4321 in the GTMW ticket line...thanks Adam! - Pours yellow with a white ring of head. Nose is anise like crazy--I’m assuming from the fennel. Smells just like black licorice with a bit of herbal notes. Taste is similar, but with sweet malt, honey, and a bit of dry, mineral, yeasty finish. Well-carbonated with a soft feel. My first fennel-bomb.
b3shine (5585) - Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip (thanks, Daknole). Looks good; cop perish with thin lacing. Smells pretty good; nutmeg? Tastes good; Zesty and spicy. Mouthfeel is good. A good saison!
ddemmingjr (713) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden, minimal off white head that recedes quickly. Apple juice esque. Really distinct nose. Fruity, coriander, fennel, honey and yeast. Decent yeast profile. Honey sweetness, solid and distinctive
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the GTMW ticket line (Madison, WI). Pours a rich dulled yellow straw hue. Touches of rich haze, frothy brighter white head atop laces ok. Good ring of head. Aromas are gentle straw, bready malts, touches of apple, pear, and gentle white pepper elements. Dry touches of florals and grass, gentle yeasty spice, some mellow herbal qualities. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied with some dry spice up front, florals and gentle yeast, touches of peppercorns, with some mellow apple, pear, and a hint of citrus. Some mellow touches of honey, the middle is a touch sweeter. Quickly moving back to dryness into the finish. Gentle spice, earth, and dryness. Despite all the crazy ingredients, this one offers a simplicity and dryness into the finish. Solid.
azsooner (1) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a fantastic brew. True to style and a unbelievable assortment of LOCAL AZ ingredients. The name alone kicks ass! This s a great american version of a belgian saison. The only thing to critique.... The viscosity is heavy and if were more carbonated would be off the charts!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hey Sasquatch, you got your name on the board. This is an excellent example of how creative a brewer can be and still fit the style with integrity. I thought the beer had a nice sense of balance from all aspects. Rich in flavor with good carbonation and head retention.
RB1 (117) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bottle. Pours a lovely clear golden color, with a rich egg shell white head, which rapidly diminishes. Some lacing lingers. Aroma is citrus (lemon & orange mainly), with fennel and sweet malt. Taste is sweet, refreshing and crisp, with orange, lemon, coriander, malt and fennel. Finish is lingering fennel, with some bitterness. Pretty nice summer ale.
JPDurden24 (1595) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden orange pour with a White head...aroma has a lot going on with some orange..and almost a minty scent...tasty explosion with orange, honey, lemon grassy..and others I simply can’t quite identify, but I very much love it. It activates the senses, exactly what I love in a beer. Way to go Sonoran!