ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Bottle - Brought this back from a recent trip to DC to share with the crew...Pours a hazy golden with a huge off white head.....aroma is spicy, anise and cove, lemony, candy malt, banana and bubblegum....flavour is hidden behind massive carb, fruity esters, bitter cereal grain, banana...dry and lightly bitter on the finish...
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep pale amber pour with a thick, sticky white head. The nose is lovely and spicy with a bit of bright aromatic character. There is a pronounced lemony citra hop character. A touch of earthy/dusty quality on the back of the palate. The yeast in here is really expressive with a lot of that classic saison dustiness and a sharp crack of black pepper. Earthy and fruity at the same time. . Further warming brings out a touch of floral character as well. The beer is really tasty. I suspect that this will age very nicely. A touch of crackery character to the malts – this is damn fine stuff.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of mustiness, cork, earth, citrus, florals, and some barnyard. Flavor of earth, grass, light lemon, and florals with a dry finish.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Man. I wish I had drank this beer with DCJack.
I’m not sure about this one. It tasted like chewing on a pencil.
Sammer (1047) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour from bottle shared by Nellie. Light head. Nose is rye and hops. Taste is mixed tropical fruits and bread. Very smooth, somewhat dry finish. Good stuff!
RichardGretton (4260) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF 2010. Vibrant golden beer with a light head. The aroma is vinous and sour and the flavour is sour, fruity and mildly dry. Overall a nice vibrant sour and bitter beer.
leaparsons (8163) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, GBBF 10. Hazy amber, yellow with a thin head. Aromas are caramel, yeast and lemon. Trace banana with spices. Flavours are sweet lemon marmalade with bready yeast and lightly grassy hops. Some medicinal notes with a woody, dry and bitter finish. Decent.
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Nellie for sharing this bottle. This is my first beer from Stillwater.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is yeast with some spices and citrus fruit. The flavor is a mix of orange and lemon with some Belgian yeast and assorted spices. A nice drinkable saison. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
cpetrone84 (1448) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A-pours a hazy deep golden amber color with tons of fluffy bubbly head, white in color.
S-doughy malts up front, saison yeast with that light barnyard funk quality, notes of orange peel and lemon zest, herbal spicy presence, a fair amount of peppery spice.
T-the taste follows the nose, a great doughy malt base, barnyard funky yeast, citrusy orange peel, a light herbal hop presence, peppery spice in the back.
M-medium syrupy body, soft and smooth on the palate, strong carbonation to balance and give a good crisp finish that is slightly dry.
D-great saison, everything you want to see, strong yeast presence, nice bit of hop balance with a solid spicy herbal showing accompanied by a nice peppery spice in the back. the doughy forefront and citrus afterplay give it the balance and complexity you want to see.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a big cream colored head. Spice and yeast aroma with light malt and light summer fruit. Malt and summer fruit flavor with yeast and light spice. Medium bodied. Spice and malt lingers with yeast and light sumemr fruit.