GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral aromas and spice. Flavors of spice, potpourri and lemongrass. Light bodied. Overall very complex for a saison.
mile (3235) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange - reddish, cloudy, average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, fruitiness, herbal/floral perfume spiciness (cinnamon and chamomile with lavender). Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, herbal/floral perfume spiciness, with some fruitiness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, herbal/floral perfume spiciness. Too much perfume spiciness.
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle given to me by willblake. Thanks Jon! Best RBSG roommate ever. Cloudy orange with big, frothy white head. Big botanical nose, lots of rosemary, and various floral notes. Flavor is very saison-like, some floral notes-dandelion stands out in particular, tea, lemon, bready. Nicely carbonated (not as much as the pour suggests). Pretty good and definitely interesting.
Reynolds314 (2662) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very unique beer. It was like drinking potpourri. Very light colored with foamy white head. The flavor was herbs and spices with heavy chamomile. The lavender really came through in the aroma. The alcohol was completely hidden but overall the beer was a bit intense for me.
Ernesto987 (4288) - Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is tons of Rosemary. Flavor starts Rosemary then goes to flower bouquet. All kinds of perty flowers
brigg (529) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Hazy yellow-orange body with a big off-white head, diminishing. Complex aroma has a lot of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg), plant/vegetable, yeast, and some floral notes. Spices are strong in the flavor, too, almost overpowering (pepper, cinnamon, etc.). It’s sweet with caramel, and has chamomile, lavender, soap notes and a little bit of hops in the finish. Carbonated body. Definitely a lot going on, but I couldn’t fully get behind it. I definitely preferred the Vol. 2 and Vol. 3.
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a small fizzy white head. Very strong, but clean and pleasant spiced aroma, nice hopping, balanced and really reminds me of that stone collaboration. First taste is a bit rough, sweet banana, but after sitting for a while it’s quite nice and similar to that stone collab. Very nice body as usually.
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/22/11. Small bottle courtesy mlunger12. Murky yellow pour with a small fizzy white head. Hugely pungent floral aroma like sticking your face into a beery boquet. Light golden Belgian flavor with yeast spice, sweet floral aromatics, a touch of sour, and more. Crazy shit.
jkwood04 (4364) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle in a tumbler. Pours copperish-amber with a fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of Belgian spicy yeast, light fruits, caramel malts, flowers, and light hops. A really complex combination, but I am not really a fan of the extra spices added. Average texture. A pretty interesting beer, but not my favorite.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super herbal and spicy, for damn sure. The pour is fair, the beer coming out a decent gold, but lacking a solid Saison head. The herbs come through on the nose with great vigor, almost overwhelmingly so at first. The subtle wheat notes of a Saison are there, but lie underneath a pile of sweet-n-tangy-smelling herbs. The flavor is somewhat soapy, with a lot of lavender coming through in the middle and on the finish. The herbs eventually grow to define the brew, but I’m not sure how great of a feature this may be. Not bad, but very prickly and like a trip through the herb garden. But your belches will go well with Wheat Thins.