fishonmyplane (446) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didnít 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.
williamherbert (1296) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, flat golden yellow color, big puffy head. Lots of sediment floating. Glows like a lava lamp.
Aroma is mild phenolic plastics, but not "off" aromas. There are hints of perfumes from citrus. Some bar soap.
Flavor is Belgian funk/spice, mild candi sugars, perfume, and yes, a hint of that maple syrup. The maple is very mild, not at all intrusive. Some Lemon Pledge (not that Iíve ever actually drank that, wink-wink). The horseblanket is VERY strong with this one.
The feel is prickly and smooth at the swallow. Somehow Saisons are both fresh and musty at the same time. This is a pretty nice example of one.
Gachupines (903) - USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a touch of amber. Light white head. Aroma is slight clove with a touch of maple sugar. Flavor is light and crisp. Light spices with a bit of heaviness from the maple sugar. Still fairly balanced if a touch sweet at the end.
shadey (1903) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Bright orange pour with a nice fluffy white head that diminishes to a nice layer. Grassy, grainy, tart, aroma. Nice fresh, bright flavor. A little alcohol in the finish, but enjoyable.
SHIG (3590) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a coppery orange with a huge two and half finger off white fluffy head. Loads of Belgian yeast in the nose. Taste is light yeast soap suds, carbonated, and dry tartness.
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hazed golden pour, nice foamy white head, some decent lacing. Smell is spicy and some esters, some sugar. Flavor is sweet saison, spices/fruit. Imperial saison but a deent one as the saison yeast is heavy but not over the top.
bluejacket74 (1327) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, bottled on 12/04/13. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is decent, and thereís a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like citrus peel, straw, peppery spice, apple, and a bit of maple. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some wheat/grainy malt, pears, earthiness and a bit of bubblegum. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís creamy and has soft carbonation which helps make this easy to drink. I think itís a good overall brew, definitely worth a try. $8.99 a bottle.
KornDogg (531) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fruity, yeast aroma. Hazy golden body with medium lasting head. Flavor begins sweet, with hints of clove, fruit and slight earthy bitterness. Sweet maple, candy, citrus finish. Overall a lighter taste than expected.
rsarto7 (1) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful color, nice aroma. Weak initial taste...just don't taste the maple syrup.
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold with a white head. Nice meld of saison yeast and a light woodsy/maple flavor. Finishes lightly dry with an earthy/peppery flavor.
Aurelius (4199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Foggy honey color. Tight white head. Pleasant, belgian fruity-yeasty aroma. Funky, woody, boozy, green apricots , pretty mature after you get into it. Medium body, slippery mouthfeel. Biscuity aftertaste, spicy, fruity finish. On tap, Brass Tap. Warming.