ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle into a New Belgium tulip. From old-ass notes.
A: Pours a hazy straw color. There’s about one fingers worth of creamy, white-colored head, as well. Lacing is really beautiful.
S: This is very sage-forward. Buried underneath that note is a solid undercurrent of orange peel. I wouldn’t really consider it complex, but it sure is evocative the way the aroma balances itself between these two notes.
T: The opening flavors are quite spicy, with additional notes of coriander to go along with all of that white sage. Further sips help to accentuate a wonderful tone of orange peel, also. There’s also a bit more complexity than the aroma suggested (subtle notes of apricot, cream, and wheat show up). This brew is really about the excellent sage and citrus peel character, however.
M: Initial heftiness is a tad much, however the finish helps to alleviate this with its crisp, clean finish. Carbonation is high, par for the style.
O: Subjectively, saisons are pretty hit-and-miss for me. I’d easily call this a ’hit’ though, thanks to its balance between drinkability and good (but not great) complexity.
kappldav123 (5000) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep golden, small head. Mild fruity aroma. Starts malty, spicy, notes of some herbs, mild sweetish. Finish more dry, a bit yeasty. Fruity like peach. Okay.
JDBaker11058 (1269) - Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: lightly hazed medium gold; short creamy white head. Aroma: lightly herbal, with light lemongrass and citrus. Taste: funky, slightly salty, with strong notes of sage. Finish: sour fruit, light smoke. Notes: Didn’t much work for me, although it got better as it warmed a bit. On draft at Quench! in Silver Spring, Maryland
EithCubes (4895) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, certainly has one of the nicest names to say of any beer. Bottled 05/06/14. Nose is heavy wheat, heavy spice (sage, dominant, probably too much), light citrus peel and juice, lemon, orange, tangerine. Pours lightly hazy but boldly intense golden with above avg carb and a rocky-soapy white head. Taste is lightly tart and lightly bittern, sweet but not cloying (it’s probably secondary sweetness that does it), strong scratchy spice with strong citrus (orange and tangerine) in good balance with each other. Yeast is highly peppery. Fullish body, spice and wheat dominate the finish and aftertaste, probably too heavy for me to consider refreshing, but clean and crisp and a worth experiment in moving the Wit away from tradition.
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours cloudy pale amber, nose is estery, spices, herbal, taste is dry, toffee, light citrus, fruity.
Melkart (296) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Acid aroma. Balanced. Wheat and a little bit of fruity taste. Spicy. Medium carbonation and medium body. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
gendv138 (1330) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Clear light golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, floral notes, spices. Tastes of herbs, floral notes, spices, stone fruit, apples. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.
Tonkun (868) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear orange yellow pour. White pepper, citrus, fruit, juice. Spicy carbonation, sweet fruity body. Light to medium body. Nice
mR_fr0g (3130) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, yellow session. 02/05/2014. pale golden coloured pour with a thin fleeting white head. Aroma is wit yeast esters, orange, light straw earthyness. Flavour is crisp, yeasty, straw and grainy malts. Some orange fruits lingers. Didn;t get much sage. Palate is wheat, moderately high carbonation.
a_sully (144) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque/cloudy yellow orange colour with a white head. Aroma is strong orange and citrus notes. Taste is effervescent on the tongue. Hints of coriander and orange in the taste.
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williamstome (889) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, small white head. Aroma is citrus, earth, spices and yeast. Flavor is orange peel, yeast, herbs. Crisp and refreshing. Delicious.