fishonmyplane (492) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didn’t notice much of the sugar from the description. Tastes like a normal saison, with some ester notes - especially banana. Not the best, but a unique take on the style. Worth trying at least once.
Drake (9276) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of yeast, spice, dry fruits, maple, stone fruits. The taste is bready malt,stone fruit, yeast, spice, apples, maple, citrus zest, Medium bodied, mild lingering spice. Nice.
mtdewa1 (374) - rome, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampling at local beer store. Aroma was faint due to size but Belgium yeast and grassy hops are apparent. Taste is mild, Belgium yeast, hops, pepper, honey and some light fruit, maybe apple. Belgium yeast is most of it. Not bad but not great. Mouthfel was OK not overwhelming. Sessionable.
Sammy (9064) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap Goodbar. Lacy wacky colour. Above average mouthfeel tasty stuff with nice sweetness complementing the Peppery led spice
BrewBoxer (2213) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Clinton hall NYC. Pours a medium tan light brown color. No head. Taste is light with lemon and yeast. Interesting
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSDG at the Dad Pad. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Sweet maple on the nose, toast, a bit of musk. Sweet, toasty, malt, a bit of maple. Yeast, toast, lingering woody bitterness. Decent enough.
kirk36 (161) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes like a common triple. I know sugar doesn't affect taste. Why use maple syrup? The dog fish head 75 tastes different and you can appreciate the maple syrup. Here you cannot. It's a weak triple. Little league triple. Go majors. Try again!
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mansquito (3685) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Beer Store, Southampton PA 750ml: Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is maple syrup, wood, dirt, and farmhouse funk. Taste is a little bit sweet, but fortunately not cloying like some other maple beers (generally Canadian alas). Taste is nice and dry. Big saison. Alcohol is well enough covered. Some nice complexity.
ramboraffe (761) - SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Hazy yellow with white head. Smell is sweet yeast and grassy hops. Taste is sweet malty and yeast, with hoppy grass, herbs and warming alcohol. Sweet with low bitterness and medium carbonation.
jcr (2226) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden body with a frothy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of spice, toasted grain, maple syrup, alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Heavy mouthfeel for a saison. Lots of spice. Tastes more like a spiced Belgian golden ale, kind of. Still, drinkable for what it is.
Darkmagus82 (1864) - - OCT 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-20-14-
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice lightly hazed orange amber color with a big billowy head of a just off white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a grainy smell along with a very nice lot of a yeastiness. The yeastiness brings with it aromas of a grassy nature as well as a nice lot of a banana sweetness. Along with these smells are some sweet aromas of bubblegum, maple syrup, and candied sugar with a bit of a tangerine sweetness present as well, which with the rest, create a very sweet and pleasantly “funked” aroma.
Taste – It begins with a sweet candied sugar taste along with a nice bready flavor. The bready flavor is of a smooth doughty flavor along with a moderately strong yeasty taste. Along with these tastes there is a decent sweetness to the brew as fruity flavors of both banana and tangerine are present right from the start. While starting out very smooth, the taste ends up becoming more grainy and a bit more chewy as the taste advances. This is largely due to a more grainy wheat flavor replacing the doughy flavor with other tastes of a grassy nature also meeting the tongue. While this occurs however, so too comes even more sweet flavors with tons of maple syrup and with a bit of light bubblegum and candied sugar taste, going with the tangerine and banana nicely but actually heavily outpacing them. With a bit more grassy and hay-like funk coming to the tongue at the end of the taste, along with a lighter spice flavor of coriander and clove, one is left with a very pleasantly sweet and enjoyable flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side overall, but gets a bit more chew in nature as the taste advances from the start to the finish. With a rather higher carbonation, the overall lighter body, which transitions at the end, is very nice for the mix of yeast, dough, grain, sugary sweet, and grassy flavors of the brew and with a very modest alcohol flavor (well at least for a brew of 8% abv.) it creates a very easy drinking Belgian style farmhouse ale.
Overall – A very enjoyable and quite drinkable brew. On the sweeter side, but very enjoyable and balanced. Not sure if it is quite worth the $10 per bottle price tag in comparison to their backwater and imperial series (usually ~ $7-8) but regardless it is quite nice and is well worth the try.