GreatDane1632 (507) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rated from notes taken 24 Sep 2011 -- A really really good Saison. Plenty of esthers to capture your attention and a good enough overall beer to keep it. Delightful.
swanmann (615) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Bright and golden with orange tint and about an inch of white foam, dissipating fairly quickly. The aroma is lemony, with a bit of barnyard funk, green apple, biscuit. It’s a bit tart, black peppery, almost like a chardonnay, finishes a bit funky. It’s medium bodies with sort of creamy mouthfeel, adequate but soft carbonation. The funk seems a little intense, off-putting.
Aurelius (4317) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honeyish lemony Belgian aroma. Fairly sweet, woody, moderately bitter. Sourish finish. Beer Stop, Tallahassee.
hopbag (104) - - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bold saison that makes you pay attention. Opens with a bite similar to rye. Orange and yeast flavors in the middle. Closes with hop bitterness and lingering caramel. Not a quenching beer, but a very good one.
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bo Brooks’ Liquors, Baltimore. Clear gold, with a slight, white, head and touch of fizziness. Light, floral hop and lemongrass aroma, with a peppery edge. Full-flavoured drinking, with lemon and stone fruits, a yeasty edge , more hops and a decent, bitter finish. Very good.
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique Jun2013. Thus is a good saison with plenty of flavour. Thick body for a saison and fruity finish.
Sevenlee (1381) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, fruit, spice and some hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a yeasty finish.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
"has potential, but so overcarbonated, that after it was done foaming (just a little, i’ve seen way worse) i took a swig. the slightest swish in my mouth caused the beer to expand to the point i could barely swallow it. gassy in the belly too, as was the St F Saison. However, the balance of spice, earthyness, malt and tart was so nice as to almost be able to overlook this shortcoming. almost. i wanted to love this beer and just liked it.
PorterPounder (5654) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark golden with a nice sticky snow white head. Aroma has some nice spicy notes, a touch of saffron, a hint of bubble gum. Flavor is solid with some biscuit-like bready notes, some saffron-like spiciness, a bit of bubble gum sweetness, some pear-like fruitiness. Solidly thick mouthfeel. Very impressed.
hopwine (375) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Banana, clove, lemon rind, floral, stone fruit, perfume-y, sauv blanc. Frothy, creamy texture, fine carbo.