bubblehouse (624) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a really nice aroma. Pours a golden hue with a large foamy head. Really refresing.
weark (400) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from La Mise En Bière - Clear golden color with a massive bubbly white head, fully lasting and a lot of lacing on the glass, beautiful - Aroma is yeasty, spicy, malty, citrusy (kumkwat, orange) and floral - Flavor is yeasty spicy and citrusy - Light body, strong bitterness, fizzy carbonation, dry, long dry bitter citrusy spicy finish - really good well hopped, the yeast are beautiful, the malt backbone is a little bit too hidden imo but that’s a great beers
Beerhunter111 (9446) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Citrus, Gewürzen, fruchtig, etwas hefig. Geschmack sehr fruchtig, aber auch sehr würzig, Gewürze, hefig, Citrus, gut!
Prufrockstar (1353) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from the bargain bin at QFC. Super carbonated pour into a shaker glass, with about 5 inches of head to go with 1 inch of clear gold liquid. Lots of time to get the nose on this I guess. Oh yeah, semi-regular lacing (like popcorn cumulus convection viewed from a satellite, if you’re one of the few for whom that holds any meaning). Aroma is dominated by the yeast esters, reminiscent of Saison Dupont. Bubblegum, melon, cotton candy, soft lemon, more like lemon meringue. Taste is lovely. Remarkably quaffable. Lightly sweet, more melon and meringue in the middle, subtly bitter in the finish. Notably missing are pepper or mineral character, but this is still very clearly a farmhouse ale in spirit. Palate: medium body, suprisingly creamy texture; lively carbonation; surprisingly dry finish considering the sweet descriptors I’ve used so far. Overall: This is really quite fine. A lovely straightforward quaffable saison -- no funk, but so well-balanced, and with a flavor profile all of its own.
williamstome (1208) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apricot pour, very nice looking. Aroma is peach, pickle, and spices. flavor is peach, fruit, yeast, spices. Delicious.
ryanfolty (2009) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 9, 2014 - bottle from Wine and Cheese. Clear yellow pour with nice amount of head that lasted for a bit. Aroma was citrus, spice, yeast and some hops. Taste was consistent with the aroma and nicely balanced. Very mild bitter finish with a touch of pepper.
GreatDane1632 (681) - 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 (654) - 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 (4561) - 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 (132) - - 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.