TXBadger (1522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with white head. Very herbal on the nose, with some floral notes as well; follows onto the palate. Itís different but good.
Jur (373) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Flying Saucer, Addison.
Hazy dark gold pour, bright white - quickly fading - head.
You really smell the herbs in there: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Also grassy, the saison yeast.
Bit sweet in the beginning, but the spices quickly appear. Fairly dry finish; enter the hops. Interesting!
Palme (3546) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.355l bottle from Whole Foods Market - Tribeca. My first beer in NYC, and my god I need a beer now! In my plastic cup, this one pours a lovely looking blurry peach-golden body with a small but lacing white head. Smells really inviting and fresh with lots of surprising spices. Is it nutmeg, thyme and cardamom? Really unexpected but quite nice. Also some grape zest, hints of hay and dandelions? Really different on the nose, and really nice! Oh, itís spicy in the taste also alright! It has a lovely oily mouthfeel with a gentle but present carbonation level. I get dried orange zest, hay, lots of herbal tea and saison yeast. Light dry mouth in the aftertaste, and there is also a hint of alcohol. Yum! 10.06.2013
stevencon (464) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle to weizen glass. Hazy straw large fluffy white head. Lemony grassy aroma with pepper ester. Good carbonation and mouth feel. More lemon and pepper compared to dogfish version.
maxwelldeux (3801) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a smallish white head on it. Nose is sour and floral with some great wild yeasty elements to it. Taste has some herbal elements to it, and makes for a light and refreshing beer. Really quite yummy...
Hopswagger (198) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this whole awaiting the Stone Vertical Epic decade tasting.
P: cloudy golden apricot with rocky off white head that stays with clinging lacing.
S: Subtle funk and a citrus base, spices, honey and grapefruit. Subtle hops and powdery yeast. Super clean.
T/M: Clean stone fruit, timid grapefruit bitterness and a dash of pine. Crisp apricots and honey with a little funky earthyness. light-medium body that has a timid carbonation and a clean dry finish.
O: Complex and yet clean. A great beer to relax with. Clean flavors and nicely blended. Well done collaboration. A very subtley funked saison but I enjoyed it very much.
Serving type: on-tap
PhatB420 (646) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz single, poured into a sierra nevada tulip, Pours a hazed pale yellow and gold. Head is huge, rises to a few inches and takes its time coming down, lacing all over. Aroma is like stepping into a herb garden, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are all present and welcoming. A musty and dank smell, quite fresh and vibrant. Taste is all the herbs listed, dry mouthfell, pepper, and hop filled marshmellows that reside in the everlasting head. Drinkability is something you would need to come accostmed to before hand, with all the herbage dangaling before you, but once its accepted, this is a wondeful sipper. Still feels like im in the garden. Fresh.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely an interesting one that Iím not sure if it works or not, maybe my palate isnít ready for something that tastes like the stuffing in a Thanksgiving day turkey combined with the yeast of a fruity saison.
presario (4708) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating from a pub during GABF 2012. Yellow. White head. Clean. Elegant. Could drink and drink and ....
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine in Tucson, served in a branded snifter next to the Dogfish Head version. Pours hazy amber with a huge, fluffy off-white head that remains and laces well. The nose has big notes of grass, rosemary, sage, thyme, pepper, yeast and a touch of lemon. The flavour is mildly sweet with a moderate spicy note that takes over in the middle and lingers through the finish. It is spicier than the Dogfish version, with a rounder, more complex spiciness. The finish is long and peppery-spicy with perhaps cinnamon and a moderate herbal quality. On the palate it is medium in body with a dryish texture and intense carbonation. Overall, this is quite a nice Saison with complex spice and elegant herbal notes. I preferred this one slightly to the Dogfish Head version. 2013-12-10