willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
20110523 750ml bottle from Wine World. I have had at least two cases of this stuff, and every time I realize I still need to rate it but then I just get caught up in it or whatever else I’m doing. This lovely, refreshing little saison has become one of my very favorites, and a go-to beer for so many occasions., Mostly it’s just my feel good brew, the one I grab when I just want something familiar, pleasant, refreshing, just like Victory’s saison, only three times the price...hehe. Well worth it. Hazy light gold with large, even white head that sheets the glass. Aroma is nicely bready with balanced overtones of sage and citra and a slightly dusty hay note. Soft on the palate and exploding with fine carbonation. Very nicely attenuated with only the slightest sweetness, bread-like, and lingering savory sage and hay to dry out the finish. Nicely done and readily available in these parts. This was my favorite beer of 2010.
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Herbal and grassy aroma. Sweet malty flavour with lots (overwhelming) of sage and other herbal notes.
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle in a Trappist glass. Light golden pour with a huge head. Spicy aroma. Glad I didn’t realize this was a saison. I have not really enjoyed many saisons so far. Very nice refreshing flavor of citrus and spices more comparable to a hefe or Belgian wheat but with a nice spicy bite at the end. Nice dry finish. Very well balanced.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 75cl. It pours a murky deep golden beer with a tall white head. Grainy nose which is reminiscent of yeast, earthy hops and herbs. There is a nice bite to this beer. Yeast accented of course. Remarkably grainy. Medium bodied. Relatively strong carbonation. Decent bitterness. Earthy hops and baguette in the finish which is slightly dry. Interesting.
anders37 (20474) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy yellow orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity yeasty malty citrus aroma. Fruity malty yeasty spicy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus finish.
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost clear, golden color with huge white head that sticks around for quite awhile and leaves some nice lacing. The aroma comes across with a bit of earthy yeast, lemon and citrus but that pretty quickly becomes second to a sage and white pepper scent. On the tongue the citrus comes through as well as a nice grassy flavor and sage. The beer is very quick to finish and finishes very dry. So far this is my favorite offering from Stillwater.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle enjoyed after a successful mushroom hunt. Golden straw pour with a frothy lasting head. Light grain, straw, hints yeast in the aroma. Nice flavors. Straw and light grains with a lemon like sweetness. Simple and refreshing with touches of spice, yeast and barn must at the.finish. solid.
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Cloudy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of orange, spice, fruit, yeast and malt.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
my favorite in a Stillwater trio tasting. bright sage smell is really tantalizing. then the sage comes through even more with the beer. they could have amped up the citra more but as it is it has a nice lemony taste.
Dedollewaitor (14927) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Ørsted Ølbar. Pours cloudy yellow with a small creamy white head. Pepper, fruity orange and Belgium yeast. Smooth and full bodied. Harmonic and tasty.