czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
drank at mondial 2011 in mtl. also called "saison multi". pours golden with a frothy white head, good retention. cereals, fruity, oaky, lemony. light to medium hopping. medium body
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazey blonde golden saison with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet pears with light orange peels, light peppery notes, nice. In mouth, a nice smooth saison with sweet notes, orange pulp. light coriander, quite nice. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 9 2011.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I brought to RBWG-750-thanks hbmason for the trade–pours a tight off white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is yeast, bready-light malt, some grassy/lemon. Taste is yeast/wood, bready-light malt, some grassy/lemon.
TaktikMTL (5384) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille verte de 750 ml, au Mondial de la Bière 2011 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de céréales avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et d’épices avec une pointe de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #3709)
Diogène (1056) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at Mondial de la bière 2011. Hazy straw color with a huge foamy white head showing good retention. Aroma is citrusy, sweet and slightly sour with floral and herbal notes, pale malt, very fruity, yeast and alcohol. Flavor is spicy with pale malt, yeast, floral and herbal notes, fruity, honey, mushrooms and a bittersweet aftertaste. Very complex. Medium body with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Very good! More residual sugar than the average saison.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Exuberant yeast showcases banana esters and dough within buoyant floral, herbal hops and comfortable cereals for a delicious American Saison.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty golden.
-The fluffy natural carbonation made this quite drinkable.
-The flavor profile is perhaps more intense than your average Saison.
-The yeast signature was quite loud throughout, but it never felt out of place.
-Citrus fruit emerged once in a while.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@RBWG--thanks. Hazy golden color/ white head. Nice dusty pale malt, dry spice, light fruit aromas. medium body. Pale malt, wheat, dry spice flavors with a light fruity sweetness--good.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Steve for this bottle.
As I begin to pour this one in the glass, white foam skyrockets to the top, leaving an initial 3 inch head that recedes pretty quickly to a small cap and leaves clumpy lacing along the sides.
Light lemon zest initially in the nose with some pears and grassy notes. Little bit of funk but just as much light grains as well.
The taste has a little more earthy funk that the aroma, especially in the beginning. It gives way to some much sweeter flavors including apricots and Belgian yeast. The finish is dry and grassy with more spices than I got in the nose.
It’s highly carbonated, maybe a little too much, and light bodied. I can actually feel a little bit of alcohol burn as it goes down which surprised me.
This is a nice light bodied saison that has a little more fruit and grains than most while it dials down the spiciness. Excellent.
TheEpeeist (3052) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Muddy brown with a lovely meringue head that i’m tempted to eat with a spoon. Nose is milled grain, violets, ginger and rose hips with a hint of caramel. Creamy, silky and lush on the tongue melting into a foamy, fizzy finish a la Pop Rocks. Taste is preserved lemon, elderberry, spicy rye and bitter grass. Rustic and subtle. When the brewpub nails a saison its a beautiful thing.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
enjoyed during 2011 RBWG pours deep gold with a medium off white head. Aroma is light and floral with sweet wheat and honeysuckle. Flavor is sweet hay, honey, dry yeast, prickly mouthfeel.