Minderbinder (3186) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with high frothy white head. Very intense carb. Aroma is of saison yeast, fruits. Taste is of spices, smoke, citrus, slight acidity. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: A bit bland and nominal. No big flaw, but nothing outstanding here. Would not seek this again.
tom10101 (4982) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). From Tom, thanks! Slightly hazy bright golden/orange with a frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma of Farmhouse yeast, smoked notes, malt sweetness and light fruity notes. Taste is slightly sweet and about the same as aroma. Medium body. Good carbonation. Moderately dry finish. Good Saison, but nothing special here. Drinkable, but the smokey presence isn’t very interesting.
UDBeernut (2554) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy amber hue with an active foam head. nose has some earth, light herbs. taste is balanced bitterness, dull mud, some flowers. body is solid.
keanex (1737) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best before October 8, 2015.
Appearance: The body is hazy with an amber hue, the head is tall and light tan with great retention.
Aroma: The aroma is a wonderfully balanced mix of bubblegum, sweet orange and hints of lemon. The aroma is nice, but mild.
Taste: This is very sweet for the style, lots of malt flavor with hints of bubblegum, vanilla, and banana adding more sweetness. Orange is laced throughout with peppery spice on the finish. This drinks more like a Tripel than a saison.
Palate: Oily with stabbing carbonation that amplifies the spice.
Overall: This drinks like a tripel, not a saison. It’s far too sweet with a lot of tripel characteristics. What a shame.
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, nice citrus/floral, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast/funk, citrus (notably lemon), fruit, and some pepper; Dry finish; Standard carbonation; Very good and enjoyable saison.
thegreenrooster (3886) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a hazy honey color with a average white head. Aroma is musty but fruity with some orange peel. Flavor is more fresh off the tree citrus with some sugar with spice and maybe a touch of white pepper. Finish is dry with a nice vanilla left on the tongue. This is one of the better saison’s I’ve had in awhile. Nice yeastiness with a lot of fresh citrus.
crajun (1146) - , Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Corked bottle from. In trade from BrewtopiaofPJ
. Nice aroma of yeast slight citrus floral and spices. Huge white head of light orangey pour taste has quite a bit going on and it works well together. Yeast soft carbonation, spice, hops, lemon. Niiiice. Thanks Mark
reberiii (485) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from draft to snifter. Light amber in color, cloudy with specks of sediment. White foam, one finger, thin lacing that clings high. Light citrus on the nose, and super citrus on the tongue. Full bodied and a joy.
superspak (4388) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/13/2014. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a big 3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with insane retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with tons of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Beautiful looking brew. Aromas of big lemon zest, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, light funk, and earthy yeast spices. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with some light malt. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruit, pepper, clove, wheat, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with a light-moderate malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible saison style. Fantastic balance and compelxity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. One of the best Saisons I have had.
olio (8874) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100305.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of spices, fruits, toffee and ripe fruits. Flavor of toffee, spices, ripe fruits and some yeasty notes. Decent.