Hopswagger (199) - 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 (759) - 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 (1206) - Cloneen, 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 (4901) - 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 (1225) - 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
KansaiBeerLvrs (3555) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this back in December 2012, bottle from Asahiya. Hereís what my notes say: A nice clear golden beer with a good head of foam & nice lacing. The first sip is very floral with a bitter bite. The herbs definitely come through with sage & thyme being noticeable. This beer grows on you.
cheap (4749) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this at the RB Pgh Halloween Spook-tacular Tasting/Drunkfest fall 2013, nice time at Hornydevilís place, thanks James & Michelle! For this sample I hand my hat to mtoast, thanks Hart! 2010 bottle. Smells old from the bottle. Has a pretty good level of co2 initially. Leaves a little bitof a medicinal feel to the palte. Odd flavor, difficult at times. Simple yellow color. Just seems a bit cardboard to me.
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Herbal aroma of rosemary and thyme, as well as some citrus notes. Pours a hazy yellow with a white ring and minimal lacing. The taste is strongly, but very nicely, herbal. Rosemary, thyme, pepper, citrus with hints of grain/ bread in the dry finish. Medium-light body and crisp carbonation. Oveall, very surprising and very enjoyable. Iíd love to try it with food.
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is spices/black pepper, citrus and a hint of earthiness. The flavor is spices, citrus, mild heat and a tangy/malty finish.
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle to tulip
I can smell the herbs; rosemary first off and then the sage. I'm going to guess that the thyme side is as well but I can't place it, likely due to my low familiarity with thymes aroma. I also get a lot of mint, lemon, and ginger. Nice clear amber with a thick white bubbly head that reduces to a thin ring. The taste is gingery, quite strong, fairly overpowering the other flavours. I get rosemary and wheat too.