FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a four finger thick, and rising, pale tan colored head that would have overflowed my glass if I didn’t choose to eat it instead. The beer is a metallic seeming gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright yellow gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of bright fruit and dried hay; specific notes of pear, floral apple, hibiscus, nutty pale malt, pale wheat cracker, and some melon like notes.
Effervescent, which pairs well with the light body, dry, which still can’t suppress the bright fruit notes, and quite complex, with a mélange of flavors, this beer is my idea of a Saison. The grain character has a nice, dried straw like character to it, a soft cracker like malt note, and this mixes with a light herbal character, perhaps a touch of lemon zest, or citrus character, and grassy hop notes. The yeast character contributes a soft clove character, a slight mustiness, some woody black pepper, a touch of ginger character.
This is quite nice, not the most complex Saison, but it definitely hits the spot.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden orange with a small white head. Aromas of citrus/ginger. Almost took an eye out with the cork. This thing packed a lot of pressure.
markoijelena (2050) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.375l at Samo pivo tasting Belgrade Serbia.01.04.2016.Taste with Ogi,Boban and Vlada ciaooooo.Pour it hazy golden color with big white head.Big gushing...Aroma totally malts.Taste grassy,grainy,spice Belgian yeast kind of classical taste but missong complexity for me.
onceblind (6743) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden with a thick bubbly white head. The nose is very strange, as if it were a mix of watermelon rind, earthy rye and rice, herbal tones and this weird pseudo-marijuana undertone. Smooth and dry, crisp flavor that starts Belgian blondeish, then turns very grainy with a pilsner-like finish. A tad grassy but very Belgian grainy, turning German grainy at the finish.
drpimento (2971) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is strong skunk. Appearance is a soap sudsy head and scum. Flavor has a bit of fish at first, then is a little sweet tang and not a lot else. Bit of a let down from Stillwater. Sure don’t understand this high rating, although I acknowledge it is in green glass.
daje (3469) - NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, february 13th 2016. Clear amber body with a huge white head. Aroma of hay and earthy hops, harsh malt taste with cardamom and apples. Crisp malty finish. Not exactly up to the standard I expected from either Stillwater or the fancy bottle.
JoeriLinten (12) - Balen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cork popped out when i was undoing the metal cage.
Golden color, rich head.
Taste is fruity and refreshing.
Overall a decent beer to drink
zgaier (1883) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a white head and aroma of lemon zest and spices. Taste is of spices, lemon, funk, fruits, and yeasty notes into the spicy finish.
jjgmd (1950) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
With Z , pours a rusty orange gold color with a large white head. Nose is barnyard funk, citrus and yeast . Taste is sweet citrus, less funk with yeast and ’ grain ’ . Finishes on the same sweet grainy yeasty notes . Quaff Score 7 / 10
ClubGonzo (5306) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a grains, hay, nuts, biscuits, almonds and hints of red berries, bread yeast and wet grass. Taste is grains, almonds, bread crusts, rye and hints of dried fruits, wet grass, leaves and sour yeasty tones. Light body, medium to high carbonation. A bit muddly in its taste profile, going all over the field with semi-sour, nutty and grainy notes seemingly in no particular direction. Interesting experiment that needs to be worked on.
tricksta_p (3155) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, cork almost went through the roof, but to my surprise a gusher did not follow in its wake. Smells funky, grainy. Aroma is malt, grain, bread, yeast, light fruit, some apple, barnyard, herbs and spices. Flavour is light to moderate sweet with a little bitterness in the dry finish. Body is medium, carbonation is high. Nice bready spicy funky Saison, a bit peculiar and not the most stable, but good.