KyotoLefty (6324) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Deep, cloudy, glowing golden with a fine, thick head.
Lovely. Spicy, mineral aroma, lemons, yeasty and fragrant. Flavor is creamy, fruity (lemons, white grapes), spicy, lot of yeast character, minerals, very dry, especially in the finish, with good bitterness as well. Restrained fruity sweetness. A bit too much alc9oholo showing in the finish. Resembles a Dupont more than any non-Belgian saison I have had. Wonderful.
flyingzambonie (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Refreshing and crisp. No heavy hops here. Stone fruits - peaches or apricots. Not as carbonated as I would have expected.
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jzzbassman (1514) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked and caged. Pours a hazy orange with a giant head that takes forever to allow a full pour and settles to nice lace. Aroma of hay, cantaloupe, grapefruit, and yeast. Bready, softly sweet and sugary flavor with essence of lemon, light yeast and earthiness. A bit aggressive in carbonation, but a very enjoyable beer.
robgibbens (408) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color is a gold with lacy foam. The aroma is doughy, biscuity but floral. the initial taste was sour and caught me off guard, but sweeter malty notes settle in after a few sips. The finish is crisp and mouthwatering with twinges of sourness remaining. Interesting flavors. Great brew!
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: cloudy light orangey gold, huge fluffy white head, great beading of carbonation jets and good lacing. Aroma: sweet, spicy, yeasty, herbal, with the expected gentle funk. Taste: citrus (lemon) over saltine crackers, with notes of white pepper, grass, and dandelions, with a hint of sweet-tart candies and funk. Finish: very crisp, lightly bitter, a little bready, and with a hint of herbal funk. Notes: A prototypical saison, meaning this is an excellent beer. I expect no less from Southampton, which seems to excel at farmhouse style ales. This one had a very lively palate, and the alcohol is nicely hidden.
robinvboyer (3084) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at le mondiale 2011. Great funky, peppery, citric aroma. Lots of nice grassy, hay hopiness. Great carbonation, lively and light. Light bitter finish. Great sour, funky finish, world class saison.
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
drank at mondial 2011 in mtl. pours bright golden, slight haze, with a towering white head, excellent retention and lacing. aroma is apple, yeast, pear, lemony. taste is honeyed malts, lemon tartness, alcohol, hint of caramel malts (shockingly with this pale blond), oaky, medium citrusy hopping, and some herbalness. very lively, microbubbly, foamy, liquid is still somewhat light bodied.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up a State Line in Maryland. Currently the #6 saison. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a mostly-clear golden color with a thick white head that lasts for a long, long time and leaves quite a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose carries some light bread and a mild earthy presence. Some floral character as well. The flavor brings saison yeast to the forefront, though it isn’t overpowering. Some light bready malt behind that. Mild bitterness and dryness in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Really nice overall.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-15-2011
JulienHuxley (3016) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour from bottle at Mondial 2011. Clear pale gold pour with abundant white head. Aroma is yeasty, lots of belgian spicyness, american hops and fresh bread. Taste is also quite spicey, crisp grain flavors, bitter finish. Tasty very american saison.
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Verre de dégustation, d’une bouteille, au Mondial 2011. Arômes de levure phénolique et d’épices. Robe blonde et trouble, belle mousse et effervescence assez active. En bouche, la levure montre un caractère très phénolique et épicé (poivre). On note également une présence de blé. Finale relativement sèche, combinée à une petite pointe d’alcool et à une légère amertume. Un peu trop phénolique pour être vraiment agréable et rafraîchissante.