SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to arminjewell: Poured a hazy orange with a white fluffy head. Aroma is citrus fruit and sour pungent funk. Taste is citrus hops and soft caramel malt, tingle finish.
spacecube (626) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle, light caramel malt with coriander and other spice, flavourwise, saison yeast dominating this brew. Great how the yeast flavurs quickly dissipate leaving a dry crisp finish. Carbonation good.
merc7186 (1655) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Orange, Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Great Lacing
S: Yeast, Lemons, Hybiscus, Mild White Pepper
T: Yeast, Orange, Mild Lemon, Mild White Pepper
M: Great Carbination, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Yeasty, Mild Bitter
Overall, a nice subtle saison with great flavor, very drinkable.
mathieuc (925) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by czar, thanks! Pours a hazy yellow with a creamy white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is spicy, peppery and dusty. Taste is fruity with a slight sweetness impression and pears flavors. No real hop flavors but still a nice bitter kick. Body is light, carbonation level is good. Really nice and drinkable!
czar (3676) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from tom10101, thanks! pours hazy pale golden with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. very spicy yeastiness, powdery too, grainy and rustic malts, fruitiness - apricots and lightly tart berries, winey and woodsy notes, candies and golden candi. bright carbonation, light body, dry herbal-grassy-spicy finish - superb mouthfeel. not overly complex, but rustic, quaffable and good. nicely crafted.
Ontape (130) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Another solid saison from Stillwater. Pours orange with a nice white head. Aroma has citrus, spice, malt, light funk. Taste is much the same. Plenty in common with the other Stillwater saisons I’ve had -- not world class but won’t let you down.
Onionkid (355) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of hops, grass clippings and zest. Taste is similar, with malts and spices. Very tasty and refreshing, can def recommend. 6.8% alcohol.
ACD (564) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mikkeller SF. Hazy dark gold with big thick white head. Lots of yeast esters and juicy mandarins in the aroma - some fairly soapy hop stuff going down. Juicy citrus and tropical fruit hit in the taste, soon taken over by a dry and spritzy saison yeastiness. Fairly pungent. Dry finish, with plenty of yeast esters and bitter citrus sticking around. Lovely.
dresden (725) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with a big fizzy head, lots of excellent lacing. Bready yeasty aroma with some spicy peppery lemon and hay. Taste is slightly tart with lots of yeast and soapy bread malts. Very nice
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ in Oakland. Hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of musty hay, cracker malt, spicy yeast esters and citrus. Flavor is zesty yeast, clean malt and a crisp hop bitterness. Medium to light body with a refreshing finish. Very nice beer, lots of flavor but still light, crisp and refreshing.