craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy sediment-filled golden pour with a large frothy white head. Excellent spicy nose with paprika, pepper, and yeast- definitely get that seasoning in there. The flavor brings more classic saison notes with bread, lemon, wheat, and honey, along with some more subdued spice. Smooth palate that reminds me of Hill Farmstead’s unique carbonation. Delightful.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and floral nose with a bit of cotton candy. The taste is lightly sweet and lightly bitter with lots of apple and sea salt, light spice with a bit of honey. Very nice.
Huhzubendah (2660) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is very pale yellow with a half inch of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma brings some yeast, coriander, spice, floral notes. Seasoning comes through more in the flavor than the aroma. Well done. Tasty and enjoyable. Exceeded my expectations.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-13-2012
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to brainlair. Pours a hazy orange yellow with some crap floating around. Lots of carbonation with good white head. Fruity aroma with notes of apple. Lightly sweet and bready flavor. A bit funky. Some spice on the end. Peppery and spicy. Dry hoppy finish.
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Musky saison yeast on the nose, soft and dusty. Medium bodied, sweet and delicate, a touch of spice. Finishes with more muskiness and soft yeast.
jredmond (5655) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 Bottle at Paul’s Dec 3rd tasting. A great beer shared by Brian. Pours a golden body with nice white lacing. Aroma is pepper, spice, and dusty wheat. Mouthfeel is soft with interesting pepper notes, coupled along with spice, corn flakes, dusty flavor, and yeast. A truly unique saison, which I imagine would go great with crabs.
nickd717 (3573) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz stout bottle via trade. Cloudy golden color with a large white head and thick lacing. Sharp funky yeasty saison aroma with mild spice, maybe some cayenne, and bready malt. The flavor has more Old Bay come out. Pilsner malt base with hay and funky barnyard yeast and Old Spice, with adds a smoky, peppery, crabby note. Dry and crisp mouthfeel with effervescent carbonation and a spicy finish. A phenomenal beer to pair with Maryland crab cakes (in Maryland), which I did. As a guy with Maryland heritage, I love Old Bay and approve of this brewski.
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is Olde Bay seasoning, straw and meal malt, light esters and spicy hops. Flavor is complex light malts married with Olde Bay seasoning, light esters, medium bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, low warmth, high carbonation.
joet (2228) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy hazy golden bit of acetone diamond sweet lemony bit of salt slight finishing bitter with soft fruit notes a la westmalle
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kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz, courtesy of Ryan. Thanks, dude!! (Sloppy mid-tasting notes.) Pours a hugely effervescent, clear, golden-yellow color; frothy, significant head with great retention and lacing. Soft aroma showing white pepper and lemons with a touch of a vanilla-like note; soft soft soft. Medium body; high carbonation; touch of a stalky, earthy note with an endearing, lightly coarse crystalline sugar and (pale ale or pils?) malt component; light spicing with a prominent peppery saison yeastiness. Another tasty, rustic saison from Stillwater.