fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold pour with a 2 finger, creamy white head. Aroma is cereal grain, grass, fruity and spicy esters, stone fruit, citrus and light floral and pine notes. Flavor is fruity and spicy up front, tree and stone fruit, peppery, clove and ginger spice, nice orange marmalade and grassy finish. Medium body, oily, chalky entry leading to a moderate strength, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation and chalky somewhat slick and dry finish. Good stuff, it hides itís booze decently, but like many other Saisons it would probably be better at around 75% of its strength. I really like the hop profile though.
Prufrockstar (1144) - 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 youíre 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 Iíve 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 (992) - 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 (1909) - 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 (609) - 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.
swanmann (629) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Bright and golden with orange tint and about an inch of white foam, dissipating fairly quickly. The aroma is lemony, with a bit of barnyard funk, green apple, biscuit. Itís a bit tart, black peppery, almost like a chardonnay, finishes a bit funky. Itís medium bodies with sort of creamy mouthfeel, adequate but soft carbonation. The funk seems a little intense, off-putting.
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honeyish lemony Belgian aroma. Fairly sweet, woody, moderately bitter. Sourish finish. Beer Stop, Tallahassee.
hopbag (110) - - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bold saison that makes you pay attention. Opens with a bite similar to rye. Orange and yeast flavors in the middle. Closes with hop bitterness and lingering caramel. Not a quenching beer, but a very good one.
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bo Brooksí Liquors, Baltimore. Clear gold, with a slight, white, head and touch of fizziness. Light, floral hop and lemongrass aroma, with a peppery edge. Full-flavoured drinking, with lemon and stone fruits, a yeasty edge , more hops and a decent, bitter finish. Very good.
mkel07 (3724) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique Jun2013. Thus is a good saison with plenty of flavour. Thick body for a saison and fruity finish.
Sevenlee (1407) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, fruit, spice and some hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a yeasty finish.