Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with a big white head. Aroma of lemon, spices and bread. Taste is a little sweet, sour and bitter, medium body, lively, bitter finish.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 3/26/2011. This saison pours a slightly hazy orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, spicy and sweet, with some oranges and peaches. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweets, oranges and apricots. The hops are spicy and herbal. Nice carbonation. Good balance between the spice and fruitiness. Very easy drinking saison. A nice light and refreshing spring beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
SaintMatty (5991) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Bishops Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm) - Shared by Omhper - thanks. Golden with a slight haze. Bubblegum, spice and herbs in the aroma. Tangy and slightly tart taste with notes of lemon and spice. Refreshing and rather authentic.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ugly dark but clear gold body, a light white head, ok retention... Smells like a typical saison, a bit on the sweet side though, pear juice, oranges, musky floral hops, not bad.. Taste is sweet and a touch devoid of flavor but refreshing, sweet front with a nice bitter finish, mostly floral hops, a little plain but good and easy to drink... I’d have this again if on the mood for a solid but sweeter saison
omhper (21423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Hazy deep golden, faint head. Honey and herbs up front. Mid sweet with low carbonation. Soft and pleasant with buttery creamy malt and mild notes of banana. Light spicy bitterness. More solid and pleasant than elegant.
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of (tropical) fruit, spice and phenols. Fruity and spicy flavour, especially with some pepper. Somewhat yeasty and muddy impression.
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by phaleslu at dld soon after Canihavefourbeers grand entrance. Pleasant, herbal, grassy hops balanced by a melon fruit, pepper, earthy funk combo. Dry. Rustic. Refreshing. Good beer.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a hazy yellow color. not bad but of the three sampled at Library Alehouse this is the least favored. again smooth without the spice profile that I am looking for.
CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lushawn asked that I pick out a beer, thanks Shawn!
Pours a golden color with a huge white head and good lace. The aroma is apricot with a nice dosing of earthy hoppiness. The bouquet displays a restrained funkiness. The beer is dry and fruity with some mild bubble gum and apricot. Spicy flavors and pepperiness are abound and the beer has a nice bready character. Just a very nice Saison all together.
phaleslu (7670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a light, cloudy yellow-gold color with a big foamy white head. Aroma of bready malts, peppery spice, lemon citrus, farmhouse funk, grass, and straw. The flavor runs a little sweeter than earthy, with notes of lemon citrus, sweet and bready malts, sugar, pears, grass, and pepper. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, funky mouthfee. Very good saison.