herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apricot colored brew raising a big bubbled white head. Nose is yeasty with lots of tropical fruit. Flavor is big and fruity with some peppery notes. A little grassiness also. Pretty good brew.
tgncc (2823) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared at WTWBA, Brooklyn, 2012. The aroma is sweet, brown sugar, farmhouse aromas. The appearance is gold/brown, white head. The flavor is sweet, brown sugar, slightly tart, farmhouse. The finish is farmhouse, sweet brown sugar. Quite good.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy of Azurelimits. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours a light copper color with a mild white head and a bit of lacing as it goes down my glass. The nose brought some mild hay along with a bit of earth. Those were the strongest components, though there was also a bit of clove and banana in the background. SOme additional spicing as well. Flavor had a really nice earthy presence and amplified everything else from the nose. Good bit of light grain and hay as well. Body was medium with good carbonation and a slightly-dry finish.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 03-19-2011
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Max’s. Fairly disappointing effort from Southampton. It was a bit too sweet and the yeast was quite phenolic, very peppery, I even picked up some coriander and lemon... strange.
beerbill (3422) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught at the Publick House. The posted abv is 6%. Note that this is the Saison and not the bottled Saison Deluxe that I think a lot of people are rating under this beer. Arrived at the table a mostly clear orange-gold with a thin linen white head that faded to a film after a couple of sips and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of citrus, apples, and mild spice. The flavor is really outstanding and absolutely spot on for a Saison with lots of citrus, apples, light malt, spice and a bit peppery. Light to medium body and smooth on the palate. Wonderful.
Leighton (11122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 2005 at the 2010 Funky 6. Pours hazy amber with a slight head. Sweet-smelling aroma with honey and grassy hops. Nice flavor, with bready malts and yeast, understated sweetness, a mild herbal quality, and some grassy bitterness. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes with floral notes, spices, light acidity and light sweetness. Very delicate and delicious.
drowland (6063) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/2/10. 750mL bottle. Light funky aroma with orange peel and spice. Light funky saison flavor. Not bad!
SHIG (3590) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Markwise: Poured a hazy haystack yellow with a white head. The aroma was sour and quite barnyard/harvest. Taste was refreshing fruit very carbonated with fresh grains as well.
bleeng (1526) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750. Pours bright yellow with a huge white head-very effervescent. I smell soap, a bit of older hops. Taste like this bottle is a bit past it’s prime. Older hop notes dominate with a bit of lemon/citrus present. Lots of alcohol for a saison. A bit of freshness coming through but I may have held on to this a bit too long. Would love to have a fresh one.
towdini (4) - USA - SEP 2, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 750ml bottle. Pours with a thick white head. Slightly hoppy, slightly citrusy, but not too much of either. Had a Belgian yeasty taste that I can’t put my finger on thats a little stronger than I tend to like, but still an all around excellent beer.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden color with thick frothy white head. Aroma is light spice, clove, apple, and citrus. Very balanced and well-done.