Ron (3277) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at MacGregors. Poured golden with a white head and not much lace. A little spice and funk in the aroma. Spice and pepper in the flavor. Saison, not my style.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft, starter saison, light floral notes, light perfuminess, lemon pith. did not gather a tone of maple. ok
McGarnigle (600) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from the Malt & Market on monroe Ave. Looks quite attractive, golden and clear. Alas, this is a very mellow Saison. Slight yeasty spice and botanical, but not much funk. I don’t detect any maple. The temptation is to say their heart wasn’t in it, or perhaps they thought this custom brew was for a civilian crowd and needed to be toned down. But ST has struggled with this style before.
MacBoost (1645) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at macgregors penfield. Pours a clear golden color with a puffy white head. Aromas of sweet corn, some yeasty esters. Taste is quite dry with some spice/pepper. Finishes dry And slightly bitter. It’s ok.
jb (2701) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Dinosaur. Was surprised to see this as I’d never heard of it. I’d have never guessed the style. Not much funkiness, or spiciness that I detected. I thought it was a Pils, based on a mild hop backbone and not much else.