brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber. Very herbal aroma, with lavender and coriander. Flavor has some grassy hops, is extremely botanical, again with the lavender and coriander. Well balanced and put together, but these beers that are dominated by herbs just aren’t my style.
superspak (2477) - Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/16/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a small dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, lavender, chamomile, clove, black pepper, herbal, straw, grass, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, herbal spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, lavender, chamomile, clove, black pepper, herbal, straw, grass, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, lavender, chamomile, clove, black pepper, herbal straw, grass, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, herbal spices, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly herbal/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good herbal spiced saison. All around well balanced and robust fruity/spicy yeast, herbal spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
gerbewa (210) - - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a single bottle in Augusta with Erik. Very hard to describe had a lot of floral and spicy aroma and flavors.
williamstome (844) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold pour, no head. Great aroma - fruits, herbs, floral esters, honey and yeast. Flavor is similar. Quite saisony- lots of spices and herbs... rose, lemon, pepper, notes of belgian yeast.
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Cugino’s. It poured a hazy gold color with a white head. The aroma was spicy, bready, floral and earth. The taste was sweet with some spicy bitters, funk and earthiness.
nealblind (701) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold yellow cloudy pour some head. Aroma of lavender, bretta, tart, yeast, burly herbs. Tastes big saison yeast, solid herbs some pepper. slight acidity. slight dry could use more dry. I prefer T’hofbrouwerijk’s Sour Flower version of this. It’s basically the same thing, but also an awesome sour.
Paincane (135) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Turbid orange gold body w/ white head. Herbal tea, floral & funky aromas. Earthy, lavender & herbal flavors. Light, refreshing and summery.
BiereLuc (869) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière orangée, trouble au nez d’un parfum débordant (herbes, agrumes, lavande...). En bouche, la levure saison est enveloppée d’un sucre résiduel fort agréable et des nombreux aromates qu’on a bien voulu ajouter à la bière. L’équilibre des saveurs est fort agréable sans tomber dans les demi teintes et dans l’intensité à tout prix. Une maudite belle bière...
chucklemation (426) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden yellow with a white foam head. Has an aroma of sweet belgian yeast and lavender, along with a little bit of funk. Flavor is sweet, with lots of spices, particularly lavender. Has a full body, syrupy feel. Excellent all around.
jeremyh70 (668) - Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark golden with a quickly dissipating white head that leaves little lacing. Can smell the chamomile and lavender along with a floral and somewhat herbal character. Also some cookie sweetness. Taste is very similar with a shortbread sweetness and the chamomile and lavender combining with the other elements to give a prominent spicy and floral character. I get a hint of ginger and even some Belgian yeast bubblegum. Finishes with some lingering sweetness and spices. Mouthfeel is somewhat crisp with a light/medium body and moderate-high carbonation. Interesting flavor but a bit sweet and too much going on for my palate.
BVery (5985) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow to gold pour with a nice foamy white head. Crisp yeast and wheat with chamomile dominating. Complex spice profile. Easy drinking and flavorful. Really digging this.