hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
draft-blue monk buffalo, ny- complex would be an understatement. from tart, almost sour like initial acidity, to fresh, bold citric hoppyness, this one pretty much covered every base- and then some- quite a treat.
Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at BCTC 2010. Pours hazy orange with a slight, white head. Citrus fruits, wood and spices haunt the aroma. Flavor is fairly sweet, with more fruits and some yeast, light funk and mild hops. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes dry and yeasty with some notes of lemon. Very good.
Lubiere (11237) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cognac amber saison with a thin big bubbled off white head. In aroma, a nice and complex woodu spice, gin alcohol, junniper berries. In mouth, a nice saison with oily malt, light coriander, nice and spiced. On tap at ChurchKey DC, Sept. 16 2010.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
effervescent amber, large bubbled, creamy white head. Heavy floral nose, light Orange flavor, manure, pepper. Flavor is a very creamy yeast, orange, light earth and pepper, some lemon through the finish. A bit thick for the undry profile, sweetness because a bit burdonsome. Still very well balanced and pleasant, I like the controlled spice and fruit sweetness differing to malt profile.
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits, lemon, bitter hops, and yeast. Flavor of yeast, bready malts, and sweet fruits with Belgian yeast in the finish. Overall, it was a very enjoyable saison. I can’t identify anything specific that was great, but it was very well put together and nice to drink.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprised to see this clasified as a wheat beer as well. Dark mahogoney color with a fluffy tan head. A really strange aroma - cross between butter and ham. The flavor was surprisingly robust with a big hit of chocolate sweetness with a somehwat sweet finish. Hints of citrus as well.
Earlier Rating: 10/25/2010 Total Score: 3.3
Wild yeasty aroma with sour profile. I like the fact that this beer has limited carbonation which allows the sour/wild flavors to really come through. However, somthing missing here, perhaps a bit more malt and hops to add a peppery finish would do this beer well.
Sledutah (6097) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by footbalm, thanks
Appearance: Hazy golden with a nice frothy white head and good lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Slightly tart, coriander and spices
Taste: Citrus, pepper, orange peel with a dry finish
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is really an excellent beer., but I am surprised to see this labelled a German Wheat. This is no hefeweizen, but rather much more in line with a Saison. I have always despised American copies of this style, but this one is perfect, in its restrained sweetness, velvety body, profound complexity and light texture. Pricey, but I think it’s worth it.
jazz88 (2613) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A bright golden orange color with a white head. A bright floral and citrus aroma with a delightful farmhouse style finish. A sparkling dry floral finish.
douglas88 (7349) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle drank at another great Utah tasting. Pours a cloudy yellow with a large white head. A sweet citrus nose, rich fruit. The flavor is a very good simple and well made fruity, dry, rich citrus and yeast filled Saison. Very good.