wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice saison, the sage is interesting and pleasant, some rough edges, but overall a very interesting and tasty brew. for some reason i am thinking that a lil age may actually smooth this one out. time shall tell!
drfabulous (3384) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 thanks to jhenry04. Carbonation fills glass. Orange color. Wheaty with a tangy spicy taste. Little sour in there and some fruit. Very nice beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy bronze amber with a pillowy froth of clumpy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity malty nose with a big floral lavender and citrusy hop presence. Starts with pretty good fullness and finely-dissolved carbonation with a light malty sweetness and some light fruity esters well-balanced with a citrusy herbal hop character and a touch of sage spice before a drier crisp finish. A very nice saison that pairs well with food, but is capable of standing on its own.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at RnH - this one was hard to describe for me. Hazy yellow pour, herbal and spicey with nice light funk. Tasty... just hard to describe all the delicate spices that are going on.
kramer (4363) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Hawthornes. Pours a cloudy orangish gold with a small fizzy white head, lots of visible carbonation. The nose is herbal and spicy with a great yeast profile. There’s some moderate hopping in there, but second fiddle to the yeast and herbal character. The flavor is really soft and showing a good deal of complexity without being overly complicated with too much in your face spicing. Herbal, floral, spicy, nicely dry with just the right yeastiness. Medium bodied with frothy fizzy carbonation. The herbs linger long and hard. Pretty nice, not a huge Saison fan in general, but this was unique and enjoyable.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden honey color with a fluffy white head. Pear apple grape and sage aroma and taste with a semi-dry fruit and straw finish. Excellent.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OK, I’m letting you know right off the bat that this was good. I’ll recite some aromas, sure, then I’ll name a bunch of flavors, but that won’t really paint a picture of how much I enjoyed this stuff. Flowery, citrusy, herbal - see? totally inadequate. How sage and rosemary? yeah that’s in there too. Should I mentione a woodsy, oaky note, too? Like I said, just a list of flavors doesn’t do it justice. Awesome stuff.
tmongoose (930) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
well i had to try this one it was on cask at thirsty monk. guess the best word would be herbal essence..not a sage fan in beer and it was quite strong. pale hazy yellow with thin head. this has to be a learned beer to enjoy
Holy (831) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with Travlr in Baltimore. Golden color with a thin layer of head that stays. Great hops aroma laced with slight pine. The flavor is so refreshing! Nice blend of hops, pine and citrus. Very smooth with a likable aftertaste.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask from Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Pours hazy yellow with small and frothy white head. Nose is citrus, grassy, slightly yeasty, earthy, and herbal (particularly sage, which is a nice herb for a saison). Also some white pepper. Palate is a bit thin, and it wasn’t quite as dry as expected. Still, very nice.