jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weizenesque Saison. Great can art, fun to drink, if ending a bit prematurely. Yeasty, some grain, wheat and a dry finish.
superspak (2690) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/18/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice saison. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
airrick2003 (517) - Louisiana, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: this beer pours with a large white head, the beer is a light gold clear color, head settles into a moderate density
Aroma: citrus, lemon, possibly even sour, clean, smells good,
Taste: some corn but it's more pure than industrial offerings, lemon, slight bitterness on the finish,
Palate: lively carbonation, light mouthfeel, kind of unappealing bitter aftertaste
Overall: not like anything I was expecting from stillwater, probably wouldn't buy again, the corn aspect is interesting in how it's different
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KyotoLefty (6569) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Dig. Pale yellow, a bit cloudy. Rather faint nose, corn, lemon, light malt. Light, crisp, and lemony flavor. Easy to drink and refreshing.
ContemplateBeer (1548) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Pre-prohibition? Really had a funkiness not unlike a Saison. Otherwise, a little herbal with a touch of honey. Appearance: Slightly cloudy light gold with a foamy white head. Flavor: Matches the nose. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Overall: Quite good, but kinda wondering if I was drinking the right beer.
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, especially for something with rice and corn. Nice bitter hay feel. Golden pour. Bitter finish. Well rounded, good balance. Tap at RFD.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2168) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at the Stillwater event at dig bar. A slightly cloudy straw gold pour with a big foamy head that leaves behind good lacing. Fruity funky saison yeast notes in the nose. Zesty soft carbonation, ascerbic mouth puckeringly bitter, saison spice, some citrus & a dry bitter finish. At first I got some metallic notes but the second time around not so much. Solid.
Served in an aroma glass at Rome temperature. It has a more grassy spicy aroma with the classic saison nose. A light zesty body with an ascerbic mouthfeel, mild metallic notes, spices, quite tasty stuff. Lots of flavor for the low ABV. This beer grew on me.
chinchill (1957) - South Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Canned(?) date stamped on the bottom of August(?) 2013.
Pours pale golden-yellow; hazy; very good head.
Aroma: banana, bubblegum, green tomato ... there’s more, and in total it is much nicer than this mix sounds.
Flavor: some Belgian notes; like nose; no musk or funk.
Feel: very clean, especially for style
O: Another excellent canned beer.
jonnyguns (1000) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from mane liquor. Nose is quite floral with light toffee malts, zesty lemon and Belgium yeast. Taste is super clean - nice Belgium yeast coming through with floral hops. Hints of lemon zest. Sessionable saison straight from the can! Good stuff!
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JohnGalt1 (529) - , Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can picked up at the COOP a month back.. pours clear straw golden.. white head with flecks in the pillow.
Big phenolic bubblegum and minor clove and peppercorn.. white wheat.. green apple esters.
Flavor is nicely done with the lower ABV... clovey phenols and grassy/lemon hops mesh a fermented out pale malt essence..
big carbonation.. still pretty drinkable... The low ABV is special, I would like to see this more often in the coolers.