BEENJAMIN (188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright hazy orange into a tulip glass. I get that classic peppery, doughy, lemony aroma with a bit of rose hip floral characteristic too. Flavor is bright, the hops are very pleasant and the finish a is a touch dry. Very well put together Saison. Will purchase again soon!
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden with a couple fingers of lingering, wafty cream foam. Smells of co2, spice, a touch of citrus, some clay, a little bit of belgian yeast, and a good dose of light malts. Flavor is legit with yeast, creamed corn, sweet malt and a little touch of coriander and slightest hint of peppercorn. A little bit of herbal hops in there as well. Medium bodied with hi carb and a quick slick finish becomes slightly dry after a moments notice. Really good beer. Everything I’ve had from this brewer makes me happy.
Serving type: bottle
JohnGalt1 (193) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz picked up a couple days ago at the COOP for a very respectable $3ish.
Pours with a short lived foamy white head... the brew is hazed orange...
Nose is phenolic with a good backbone of pale malt sweetness and something that makes me think of citrus zest.
Flavor has a big "American feel"... plenty of fruity esters that scream pear and lesser apple... but the citrus crop comes in heavy too.. lemon and tangerine essence... sorta dusty and dry mid palate with just enough malt presence.. bits of white peppercorn and even less but discernible clove.. grassy and floral all at the same time.. finish is big and lingering. Dry and crisp.. lemony. Carbonation is about right, but the body seems a touch heavy.
Very well made.. the American punch is welcome and appreciated.. I like the Continental take with our hometown pride attitude... I wish more brewers could do this.
TBone (11230) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@RNH, Clear yellowish color, small white head, lace. Spicey Saison yeasty aroma, some leather. Medium-bodied. Crisp spicey pepper flavor, Saison yeast fruityness. Citrus in the aftertaste. Refreshing tartish American Saison.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Hazy gold with a decent white head. Aroma is of peppercorn, straw, newly opened printer paper, light grass. Taste is of spicy yeast, grass, straw, leaves, good dryness.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is clear, lacing white head, and golden in color. The smell is hops, dry, yeast, straw, spice, and fruit. The taste is drier, hops, florals, yeast, and pleasant.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to arminjewell: Poured a hazy orange with a white fluffy head. Aroma is citrus fruit and sour pungent funk. Taste is citrus hops and soft caramel malt, tingle finish.
spacecube (519) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle, light caramel malt with coriander and other spice, flavourwise, saison yeast dominating this brew. Great how the yeast flavurs quickly dissipate leaving a dry crisp finish. Carbonation good.
merc7186 (1467) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Orange, Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Great Lacing
S: Yeast, Lemons, Hybiscus, Mild White Pepper
T: Yeast, Orange, Mild Lemon, Mild White Pepper
M: Great Carbination, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Yeasty, Mild Bitter
Overall, a nice subtle saison with great flavor, very drinkable.
mathieuc (691) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by czar, thanks! Pours a hazy yellow with a creamy white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is spicy, peppery and dusty. Taste is fruity with a slight sweetness impression and pears flavors. No real hop flavors but still a nice bitter kick. Body is light, carbonation level is good. Really nice and drinkable!
czar (3246) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from tom10101, thanks! pours hazy pale golden with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. very spicy yeastiness, powdery too, grainy and rustic malts, fruitiness - apricots and lightly tart berries, winey and woodsy notes, candies and golden candi. bright carbonation, light body, dry herbal-grassy-spicy finish - superb mouthfeel. not overly complex, but rustic, quaffable and good. nicely crafted.