wedgie9 (2228) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 10/23/12 from a capped 750mL bottle. Pours hazy but bright orange with a thick off-white head that slowly recedes to thick lace that clings to the side of the glass. The nose is spicy saison yeast with some nice bread and caramel malt, along with floral and grapefruit peel hops. The flavor is a bit more malt forward than expected with the spicy yeast and floral/citrus hops melding together very nicely. The body is medium with very lively, stinging carbonation, and a long citrus hops and spicy yeast finish.
Procent (205) - POLAND - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
W aromacie cytrusy zmieszane z brzoskwinią, bitą śmietaną, piankami marshmallows. Generalnie słodki i dość intensywny. Piana średnio obfita, barwa złota, zmętniona. W smaku także brzoskwinia, lekki alkohol, cytrusy, taki blonde z domieszka amerykańskich chmieli. Sporo ciała, piwo jest gęste, lekko mulące, pijalnosć dość niska. Ogólnie dobre, bogaty smak, ciekawe odczucie w ustach. Warte spróbowania, ale nie wybitne.
TET (1807) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A slightly hazy, golden beer with a big and blond head. Aroma is fresh, perry-like fruityness, lemon, some grain, sourness and spices. Taste is fruitful and strongly spicy, quite strong hops in the end, slightly dry, nice sourness. Medium bodied, strong carbonation. Quite harsh saison but as a good way.
JorgeLee (1294) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from err somewhere. Deep amber yellow colour, nice thick white head, looks superb. A very solid saison, avoids the excess funk and random crap that occasionally seems to end up in American versions of this style. Very drinkable and nice, well balanced, slight sweetness from the malt, a pleasant Belgian yeast character and some hop balance to finish. I guess the NZ hops came in slightly piney bitterness in the finish; arguably these could have shown a bit more character. Solid without doing anything remarkable.
bubblehouse (541) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a really nice aroma. Pours a golden hue with a large foamy head. Really refresing.
weark (360) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from La Mise En Bière - Clear golden color with a massive bubbly white head, fully lasting and a lot of lacing on the glass, beautiful - Aroma is yeasty, spicy, malty, citrusy (kumkwat, orange) and floral - Flavor is yeasty spicy and citrusy - Light body, strong bitterness, fizzy carbonation, dry, long dry bitter citrusy spicy finish - really good well hopped, the yeast are beautiful, the malt backbone is a little bit too hidden imo but that’s a great beers
Beerhunter111 (8653) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Citrus, Gewürzen, fruchtig, etwas hefig. Geschmack sehr fruchtig, aber auch sehr würzig, Gewürze, hefig, Citrus, gut!
Prufrockstar (1209) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from the bargain bin at QFC. Super carbonated pour into a shaker glass, with about 5 inches of head to go with 1 inch of clear gold liquid. Lots of time to get the nose on this I guess. Oh yeah, semi-regular lacing (like popcorn cumulus convection viewed from a satellite, if you’re one of the few for whom that holds any meaning). Aroma is dominated by the yeast esters, reminiscent of Saison Dupont. Bubblegum, melon, cotton candy, soft lemon, more like lemon meringue. Taste is lovely. Remarkably quaffable. Lightly sweet, more melon and meringue in the middle, subtly bitter in the finish. Notably missing are pepper or mineral character, but this is still very clearly a farmhouse ale in spirit. Palate: medium body, suprisingly creamy texture; lively carbonation; surprisingly dry finish considering the sweet descriptors I’ve used so far. Overall: This is really quite fine. A lovely straightforward quaffable saison -- no funk, but so well-balanced, and with a flavor profile all of its own.
williamstome (1035) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apricot pour, very nice looking. Aroma is peach, pickle, and spices. flavor is peach, fruit, yeast, spices. Delicious.
ryanfolty (1928) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 9, 2014 - bottle from Wine and Cheese. Clear yellow pour with nice amount of head that lasted for a bit. Aroma was citrus, spice, yeast and some hops. Taste was consistent with the aroma and nicely balanced. Very mild bitter finish with a touch of pepper.
GreatDane1632 (660) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rated from notes taken 24 Sep 2011 -- A really really good Saison. Plenty of esthers to capture your attention and a good enough overall beer to keep it. Delightful.