BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask: Pours to a very cloudy yellow body with a small white head (as would be expected given it’s on cask). Aroma is sweet sage, malt, candy. Flavor is half bitter and half light malt sweetness up front, leading to some grass, farmhouse flavors, typical yeasty/cereal/horse blanket saison flavors. Light-medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
AndyW68 (1029) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange pour with white head. Aroma is candy and sweet citrus. Taste follows nose. Little funk. Lots is sweet and carbonation. Nice.
arkurzynski (1468) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden pour with white head. Nose of meaty citrus, yeast, and candy. Flavor is bright lemon citrus with lightly sweet candy, before fading quickly to bitter citrus rind and mild herbal hops. Finishes dry with ample carbonation. Really nice.
BeerdedDave (223) - - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy, gold color; spicy aroma; spicy, wheat flavor with citrus notes; not sure I could detect the sage, but a nice Saison style ale
dexcansino (424) - Andalucía, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveza dorada con espuma blanca. Olor a piña, resina y cítricos. Sabor a resina de pino, romero, citricos. Muy buen cuerpo, gas fino y vivo. Gran cerveza.
andrewje41 (310) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Pours light golden with a nice Belgian like aroma. Solid Belgian white ale. Really nice spicy citrus flavors. Orange spice finish, but mild overall. Good beer.
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Orange, super hazy, frothy white head. Smell of belgian yeast esters, fruity malts, some hops and spices. Moderate sweet, quite fruity, nice malt flavors, melon, quite nice. Moderate bitter finish. Very nice belgian. Lovely and complex
GarrettB (988) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The quaint, bucolic origin story of the French farm saison I know, but the lore (or myth) behind the idea of an American farmhouse ale is something alien to me, even with my American citizenship. Still, wherever this beer come from, and however it was inspired, this is a wonderfully dry beverage for summer drinking. Much more exotic indeed, it’s not an IPA. The heavy, wet straw color hints at a rich cornucopia of grains, with a thin fizzy headed that quickly floats away, and a haziness that comes partly from a cold serving temperature. White grapes, straw and basil compose a sophisticated, dry aroma, with other botanical touches including fennel seed. And the taste is a suitable match. There’s much less white grape flavor here until somewhere near the aftertaste. Instead, the palate is focused on a wonderfully balanced blend of wheat notes, a touch of dry lemon peel or even lemon verbena, some lemon grass, more thyme, and even a touch of white pepper in the finish. As always, these styles of beers are hard for me to wrap my ahead around, but I like them. The better that medley of tastes and grains - the closer to some idealized aroma of a fresh harvest - the more enjoyable these brews get, and this counts high among their number.
jcr (2165) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light golden body with a frothy white head. Aroma of juniper, toasted grain, hibiscus, spice, leafy hops, herbs, coriander, sage. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Way too much going on in this beer in the flavor, especially with the spices, that aren’t working together. Drinkable but not especially enjoyable. The aroma was nice and the barrel-aged version a lot nicer.
nearbeer (3588) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. on tap. Hazy golden with a lasting head. Spicy toffee, resin, light funky grape must on the nose. Tastes of the same good stuff plus some light citrus zest and earthy spice. Medium body has a nice balance and a medium-high but smooth carbonation.
Nejhleader (1222) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bit of a citrus grapefruit aroma, has a nice citrus kick, tingly body, bit of wheat. Not the worst