Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice refreshing saison. Aroma is earthy/doughy with citrus. Taste is crisp and refreshing like mixing a good saison with a good pale ale. Nice hop character really makes this one stand out from the traditional farmhouse ale.
Ernesto987 (4620) - Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2011 Very fresh complex and delicate classic saison. Yet it is aggressively hopped for the style, very tasty easy drinker
mcberko (9323) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle at SIB, pours cloudy golden yellow with a voluminous white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, lots of yeast, citrus, hay and cereal - very prominent wild funk. Flavour brings this funk out big time, with tons of yeast, hay and cereal. Multitude of depth to this saison. Excellent.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.75l bottle @ Henrik, Bergen shared with ClubGonzo and RuneStumo. Pours a cloudy light golden yellow body with a small sidesticking bubbly white head. Aroma is fruit-yeasty with strawberries, melon, rose stem and some mild bubblegum. Softly carbonated and has a beautiful oily mouthfeeling. Flavors are light fruity-yeasty with leafs, melon, lemon without the sourness(meaning a kinda sweetish lemon), pepper and spices. Ends lightly dry and yeasty. Really nice saison and again solid stuff.
MiP (14446) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught, KØ11. Slightly funky aroma, OK notes of light malts. Cloudy orange colour. Small stable white head. The flavour starts off with a good citrus note, milder than lemon, but more refreshing than orange. Good bitterness.
blutt59 (6234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks to wavers1 in trade, muddy orange brown
Color with a yeasty, earthy aroma, flavor has
Has yeast, earthy graininess, floral notes, finish is some metal and bitter
RuneStumo (2409) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29.06.2011. Bottle, shared with Palme and ClubGonzo. Henrik øl og vin, Bergen. Golden colour with white head. Hazy. Aroma is dominated by very nice hoppy flavours. There is also some very good flavours of yeast with notes of som kind of citrus or orange. very nice smell and very smooth aroma with some sweetness and very good balance. very good beer!
ClubGonzo (4696) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Palme and RuneStumo @ Henrik, Bergen. Hazy orange body, small white head. Nose is baker’s yeast, burnt rubber (first time for me in a beer!) and orange peel, with hints of sour apples and dough. Taste is yeasty mellow tones of citrus, sweet grapes and hints of something resembling mango. Extremely balanced and well-crafted but ultimately not too exciting for my palate. Maybe I’m just stuck up on more extreme beers, but Stillwater’s subtle crafts don’t really do it for me.
Brigadier (3230) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle
I finally got around to opening one of the growing number of Stillwater beers that has been resting in the cellar. It seemed like ideal conditions for a saison so it got the nod. If the rest are anything to go by then I look forward to the rest.
Aroma and appearance - Mildly carbonated the body bubbles like the pockets of air from the bottom of a pond. A transparent copper body moves lazily around the glass. The white head takes a long time to finally settle down. When it does the nose contains lemonade, herbs, and piles of pulled ragweed on a warm summer day.
Flavor and palate - The heavy texture is chewy and coats the tongue like teflon. Warm sage, honey, and herbal tea provide a gentle reminder of the origins of this beer. Close to the intended style it brings to mind a busy farmhouse near the end of the day. Drinking this makes me want to clear a few more saisons from the cellar in the next few weeks.
TheBeerGod (5568) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Golden amber with a tall, foamy white head. Strong dusty yeast, powdery malt, grassy and floral hops and dried fruit in the nose. Soft spice and earthy notes as well. Taste is semi-sweet with fruit notes, big dusty yeast, soft spice, floral hops, wheat, earthy notes, straw, grass, citrus zest and malt. Body is light-medium with a strong, bubbly, effervescent carbonation. Dry towards the finish as well. Ends with more big yeast notes, floral hops, grassy hops, light spice, dried tropical fruit, grains, and malt notes.