M82 (86) - Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottled 2/19/13; golden yellow body, just short of crystal clear, sits below a white tightly structured very delicate head falling to a perforated sheet and solid ring, a few durable carb streams; nose is balanced and complex with light floral and citrus mingling with wet hay and dusty barn, light white pepper notes, earthy and lightly tart with faint sweetness; body is silky with contrasting carbonation, very light tartness, and bitter earthy dryness to finish out, lemon rind; delicate and restrained, yet complex, nice
rbrazell (961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour with a big sudsy white head. Spicy yeasts, black pepper, mandarin oranges, herbal, slightly sweet grains with hints of honey. Sweet grain up front, oranges, lemon zest, peppery and banana yeast with a spicy sweet ending. Not too shabby and easily drinkable.
conway (570) - - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Nice refreshing saison but missing the complexity and fuller mouthfeel of the Mikkeller collaboration.
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rayOfBeer (545) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Hazy yellow pour with a big white head. Aroma is wheat-like with a little yeast, citrus and white pepper. Flavor is sweet with a spicy wheat, honey, pepper and caramel. Palate is sweet with a peppery spice and a high carbonation tingle and a twinge of bitter peel in the finish. I like this beer mostly - the flavor sizzled but did not pop.
asheft (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woody, herbal and noble hops and pineapple hops aroma with a little celery. Opaque glass. Tropical fruit hops flavour with some herbs and then caramel apples, brown sugar, and a subtle bitterness. Dry, but excellent balance. A touch of ethanol in the finish. Light to medium body, high carbonation, almost clean finish.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze summer morning body topped by frothy, foamy head fed by a vigorous tornado of carbonation. Nose of crisp hops, the aroma of fresh cut spring grass and gentle 2-row and light crystal grains. The body is earthy and zesty with a mild grassiness to it. Clean and fresh tasting, although this beer has been aged at least a year or two. Fairly straightforward and uncomplex, but well-executed, sprightly, and spring-like.
teorn88 (1198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. It pours a hazy golden colour with a huge white head. Slow gusher. The aroma is apple and pear, then spicy with some funk and maltiness. The taste has is quite sweet upfront and then it gets a bit spicy to grainy to funky into the finish. Quite dry finish. Still too sweet and boozy for a true saison. A tad above mediocrity.
jredmond (4006) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Proletariat during the Stillwater tasting with streets, Andy, max and Zdk. Pours an amber orange body with light haze and nice active white lacing. Aroma is nice and floral, light spice, and grassy hop. Mouthfeel is crisp with perfect carbonation and notes of grass, light flowers, very faint malt, some nice spice and hop finish. Great.
thomat (1547) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden with a small white head. Fruity and sour notes. Fruit, sour and spices. medium body with a bitter and sour after taste.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 11/25/12. Went to a friendís this last holiday weekend and we cracked this one among others. Poured into a mason jar (thatís all we had at the time). Pours a fair honey gold with a big frothy white head on top. Great retention; leaves lots of sticky lace. There are a ton of bubbles rising through this one, feeding the head. The nose is yeasty, tart, earthy, and mildly fruity. Some pineapple noted.
The bubbles create a prickly feel that borders on harsh. I know many of this style are over-carbonated in my experience, but I really wish this was tamed down a smidge. Flavors of pineapple, apple, lemon pepper, dirt, spicy yeast. This is flavorful as all get out. Thereís a lack of sweetness though, that would help balance it out a bit more.
This was a good domestic take on the style. Itís not a style I visit often, but this was good. Thanks, Marco!