dogfishho (583) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I've never had anything that I would consider a winter or Christmas saison, but this is about as close as it can get. The aroma is bready and sweet with a tinge of saison dryness. On the palate the flavor is capped off really nicely with a rye bread and nutmeg/ginger spice. Warming and delicious.
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conway (1047) - - JUN 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin white head. Nose is ginger and floral hand soap. Taste also has ginger but follows it up with apple pie. Apple, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is average with a dry finish. No clue what makes this a saison, but more importantly just don't enjoy it.
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mpersinger (336) - , California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 Complex aroma gushing with lavender (stuck with me, and took me several days to identify) interplays with sparkly, warming sweet ginger and apricot flavors, also with slight peppery note like grains of paradise or from the yeast. Carbonating is moderately high and there’s a mineral softness (like a hint of mud or tin, but with finesse) that brings it all to a lush finish. Ready for next sip.
Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pour is hazy amber with a small cream head and good lacing. Huge lavender, vanilla, hibiscus, somewhat grassy, straw, herbal, peppery, and flower petals in the aroma. Taste is lilac, more lavender, coriander, lacto, bready, biscuit, somewhat fruity, herbal, and yeasty with a lightly spicy bite on the finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Not bad, but a bit overpowered by spices and herbs.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer from a great brewer. Has your Belgian backbone, the full effervescence and tangyness. Fruits in the aroma, some lemon and grass.
Gription79 (2127) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Floral, citrusy, stone fruit, slight graininess. Very fruity. I really dig this beer.
MikeJslc (671) - USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium gold, light haze, thin off-white head. Aroma is floral (roses), perfumy, bready/biscuity malt, very light orange note. Flavor of dry, biscuity malt, light earthy cellar character, lightly spicy, clean dry finish.
thiesen (150) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal, melon, licorice, funky old pharmacy cellar yeast. Light copper with fading head. Herbal drops. Fizzy, dry. Funny beer with really special aroma.
1more4dessert (324) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper color tan frothy head, cloudy. carbonation very low, would like a bit more in this style. Herbal spicey, mulled cider stuff going on. Not a huge fan.
nuplastikk (4087) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle at Brasserie V. Kind of a gusher, big soapy head, bronze-orange body, looks unfiltered. Obviously Stillwater excels at high ABV Saisonish beers, and his is no exception. Effervescent carbonation. light and fluffy body. Lots of herbal tones, perfume, tea notes. Lemon-lime, pear. Very unique, somewhere between a Saison and a tweaked out herb bomb. Dry and quite zesty, very refreshing, with some mellow, fruity ginger in the finish. Unique edges. Complex but easy.