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 friend’s this last holiday weekend and we cracked this one among others. Poured into a mason jar (that’s 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. There’s a lack of sweetness though, that would help balance it out a bit more.
This was a good domestic take on the style. It’s not a style I visit often, but this was good. Thanks, Marco!
EithCubes (4902) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BTLD 01/07/14. Nose is spicy with heavy lemon and yeast, tart, distinctly Belgian saison nose, lots of citrus and pepper, some lighter herbal and spice notes, getting into fruit with the hops, too. Cloudy yellow-golden with a dense off-white head. Taste sweet with pils malt character, crisp with pepper and saison spice throughout, persistently tangy/tart (even a little puckering if you go quickly) with low bitterness, smooth and balanced, heavy yeast character in a refreshing but heavy medium body.
toxichop (345) - South Gate, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
P: Golden orange with a thick two finger white head. S: Herbs, bread, white pepper, yeast, lime and minerals. T: Herbs strike again, some lime and yeast, minerals and spices towards the end. M: Light with high carbonation and somewhat dry. O: A bit too much of the herbs for me.
brenn79 (1521) - Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle- Pours hazy golden with a thin white bubbly head. Aroma is banana esters, clove, farmhouse funk, zesty and yeasty. The taste is similar, banana, apples, some peppery spice, a little funk. Massively drinkable and refreshing, nice saison.
baraciisch (1887) - USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear straw yellow in color... Aroma of lemon zest, citrus, spices... Flavor is very earthy and dry, hints of lemon and tropical fruits on finish... Dry spicy finish... Solid
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ametras (404) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Hazy orange with a foamy white head. Lots of sediments. Flavors are grainy malts, dough, orange peel, honey, apricot, grapes, pepper and grass with earthy and floral notes. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, slick texture.
mydogjet (34) - - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light pale colour and smells of citrus and melon. This beer has a spiciness to it with a dry finish.
cards04 (1764) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice saison. Pours a pretty honey color with spotty lacing. Aromas of citrus and biscuit. Flavors are citrus with a nice hop finish. Nice
ljthiessen (392) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A surprisingly full-bodied saison - the higher ABV comes through with big flavour. A little bitter, some nice fruit flavours, ends a little spicy. Quite a nice saison.
dlovell2 (778) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy golden color with thick foamy white head. Fruity citrus aroma with spicy yeast. Flavor is light fruitiness with citrus. Wheat flavor, tartness, and finishing with some yeastiness and spiciness. Really nice saison.
kermis (5065) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours cloudy dark golden with a white head. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, light Brett funk, citrus and orange. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.