thegreenrooster (3505) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, tangerines and lots of spice. Flavor is equally nice with lots of spice, some citrus and a very nice hop toward the end. Lots of soft carbonation and the 9.5% is now where to be found. This is a solid beer.
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Cloudy straw-colored ale with a small, wispy, white head. Decent retention. The spicy, bready aroma offers lots of lemon zest accompanied by clove and coriander. Light to medium-bodied with biting carbonation. The flavor and finish, although crisp and bready, is also moderately sweet, spicy and herbal. Lemon zest here as well. Generously bittered with grassy hops. Overall, very enjoyable. Much better than the sum of its parts.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and Tap. Tap seemed too citrusy and spicy, whereas bottle was subtle and overall better- bottle rating. Huge pop of the cork, pours lively into the glass with a hazed golden body with a massive tigh pure shiny white head- looks like a hazed duvel. Good lace as well. Aroma is light grass, biscuity cracker, doughy, wheat, light perfume, citrus, light orange, lemongrass, spicy phenolics and seafoam. Flavor is grassy, big full pils malts, doughy wheat, toast, cookie dough, floral notes, spices, rose petal, orange, light tropical hints, and peppery hints in the end- airy from the high carbonation and mostly dry. Pretty good.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured yellow with a white head. aroma was lemon, vanilla, and fruity. flavor was lemon, floral notes, and alcohol. light body with high carbonation.
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle into a belgian-style goblet. The ale had a nice appearance and aroma. The taste is what you would expect from a american-belgian collaboration, very yeasty with a nice hoppy nose.
nuplastikk (5033) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Maproom. Orange-tan with a big off-white head. Sweet, sugary aroma, some herbal yeasty nuances. A rich Belgian Golden Ale with a steady hop bitterness. Sweet, but not really sticky or heavy. Creamy, balanced finish. Well done, but rather subdued and simple.
marcus (7462) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dirty pineapple blonde with a floral citrus aroma and a thin beige head. There is a very clean carbonated light malt flavor with lots of spice and yeast. Very refreshing.
Arayaga2 (1899) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfectly opaque lemon-drop color with huge soapy sudsy white head. Aroma has peary esters with some effervescent lemon. Taste is edgy... spicy, relatively acidic, almost lemony like a berliner mixed with a golden strong. The spice and the vigorous carbonation prick the tongue and make it hard to read at first. $12/750
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light golden color/ frothy white head. Dry hay, dry spice aromas. medium bodied with soft co2. Nice dusty pale malt, dry spice, earthy hop flavors.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at O’Brien’s in San Diego. Hazy golden yellow with effervescent head. All the proper things a Belgian/Saison should be. Iam actually suprised to see it listed as a Belgian strong. Lots of lovely light spiciness, high citrus, and hay. Bright clean finish, with citrus/lemon and almost a white pepper effect. Lovely.