DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, very hazy bright yellow witha soft meringue head. Lightish biscuit malts, bready yeast, tangy zesty fruit, finishing rather tart with a bit of white pepper. The yeast seems to muddle this a bit, a little clumsy. Still veryenjoyable, but if I get a second chance I think I’d pour itgentlyto spare uh of the yeast and see what shines then.
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Spicy peppery aroma. Taste is quite phenolic, peppery with biscuit. Crisp and dry. Ok, not really my thing
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught@Erzbierschof - hazy dark blond beer, no foam left; chewy fruits in the nose, apple and pear; light sourish; quite full-bodied, fizzy and assertive; dry, sourish and light salty; long fruity finish, more lingering sourness and notes of cheese and barnyard
TempeCoyote (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
759ml bottle poured to two tulips. Tons if lasting head. The froth has characteristic musty Belgian scent for a farmhouse. The beer tasted a bit heavier than expected and a second look at the coloring shows it is a bit deeper than bright yellow with plenty of haze. Has some pretty apparent hops too that compete with the yeasty flavors. It is a tasty, filling beer. Not the easy sipper I expected but definitely enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jb (2056) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mmm. A bit better than the Diego Saison I just did a head to head compare with. Slight haze, dark yellow/light orange, thick head, big bubble retention. Lemon, spice nose. Palate has a bit of body and a bit of bite. Lacks the funky brett character.
yiannnos (686) - , CYPRUS - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden colour. Citrus hops and belgian yeast aroma. A nicely done saison combining belgian yeast funkiness and american hops.
ajnepple (1672) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4-pack of 12 oz bottles purchased a few nights ago, forgot to rate accordingly. Golden and hazy with visible sediment. Refreshing and complex, a solid representation of the style.
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden with a couple fingers of lingering, wafty cream foam. Smells of co2, spice, a touch of citrus, some clay, a little bit of belgian yeast, and a good dose of light malts. Flavor is legit with yeast, creamed corn, sweet malt and a little touch of coriander and slightest hint of peppercorn. A little bit of herbal hops in there as well. Medium bodied with hi carb and a quick slick finish becomes slightly dry after a moments notice. Really good beer. Everything I’ve had from this brewer makes me happy.
Serving type: bottle
JohnGalt1 (309) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz picked up a couple days ago at the COOP for a very respectable $3ish.
Pours with a short lived foamy white head... the brew is hazed orange...
Nose is phenolic with a good backbone of pale malt sweetness and something that makes me think of citrus zest.
Flavor has a big "American feel"... plenty of fruity esters that scream pear and lesser apple... but the citrus crop comes in heavy too.. lemon and tangerine essence... sorta dusty and dry mid palate with just enough malt presence.. bits of white peppercorn and even less but discernible clove.. grassy and floral all at the same time.. finish is big and lingering. Dry and crisp.. lemony. Carbonation is about right, but the body seems a touch heavy.
Very well made.. the American punch is welcome and appreciated.. I like the Continental take with our hometown pride attitude... I wish more brewers could do this.
TBone (11899) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@RNH, Clear yellowish color, small white head, lace. Spicey Saison yeasty aroma, some leather. Medium-bodied. Crisp spicey pepper flavor, Saison yeast fruityness. Citrus in the aftertaste. Refreshing tartish American Saison.