bbbeer (726) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow with ridiculous head. Aroma tropical citrus fruit, grass. Medium body, some carbonation but not overdoing it. Flavor is mostly fruity, some yeast, wheat, spices, nice dry finish. Not bad although wouldn’t go hunting for it.
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a very thick but quickly dissipating off-white head - not too appealing, but appearance isn’t everything. Aroma is strong and fruity, the latter being mainly pear and banana, with a hint of yeast. Refreshing flavor is mainly fruity, again pear and banana mostly, with tones of malt and yeast, a sweet citrus hint, and just a whisper of hops. Texture is fairly smooth yet strongly fizzy, leaving behind a tingly, fruity finish.
lamas (1551) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle. Best by: 12/10/14. A hazy glowing gold pour with a MASSIVE meringue-like off-white head that leaves chunks of lacing behind. A semi-funky aroma that features quite a bit of pepper, some citrus fruits & rinds, bananas, cloves, and some wheatiness. Medium-bodied and kinda creamy in some places and crisp in others. A sweet/tangy start taste-wise with some cantaloupe, honey, Mandarin oranges, and bananas. The finish is dry and wheaty with plenty of lemony zest. Musty, yeasty, and plenty of spiciness (white pepper and hints of clove) throughout. A solid saison.
BrewBoxer (2593) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the gate in brooklyn. Gold color with no head. Nice lacing on glass. Smells of lemon, honey and citrus. Taste is equivilent. Very nice exampke of a saison thats not overly complex
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Knightly. Pours a hazy golden color with a booming white fluffy head. The head takes plenty of time to settle down but still leaves a thick layer. The aroma is an assortment of grass, herbs, lemon, citrus, wheat, and yeast. Smells like Spring Training baseball! The flavor follows, offering a nice blend of elegant and assertive flavors. Medium to light-bodied, dry, with a crisp spiciness. Grassy hop bill, a light tang from the citrus, sweet melon, pils malt, with funky yeast, that only gets stronger as this warms. Not incredibly complex but I don’t see that as a bad thing. This is just a flat out, clean, and tasty Saison from the folks at Southampton.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to aliendan. Pours floaty, bubbly opaque gold, thick white head. Aroma is super tangy and funky and musty. Flavor is tangy, sour, bitter, and salty. Very yeasty, but not overpowering. I think this saison is more hoppy bitter than other saisons.
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Shared with my girlfriend. Pours a clear, pale gold with a large white head. Loads of carbonation. Nose is of yeast, lemon, hay, barnyard. Taste is lemon and spice. Mouthfeel is dry.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at McGrath’s. Pours simple yellow/gold with white head. Aroma is fruity. Flavor is moderate fruity banana with some yeasty funk and very little tartness. Less bitterness than I expected; a clean drinking saison, but not that interesting.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a huge head, smooth, dough, a little more bitter than I’d like in a saison. Nice wild brett characteristics, quite sessionable.
Slipstream (2461) - USA - DEC 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty gold pour with a HUGE frothy head. Tangy floral aroma with an undercurrent of yeasty funk. It tastes very rich and festive for the style, almost like a wit. Otakuden wrote a great review of this btw, she points out the meringue-like head and the addition of rose petals and citrus zest. I noticed confectioner’s sugar, orangey esters, and wheat malt (I think). This stuff is very bright, a superfine brew. It is not cheap at $14 for a 25 oz bottle, but it is a treat.