jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a really clear light yellow with a large pillow-y head. Intoxicating aroma where the rosemary and thyme just leap from the glass. The rosemary and the hops play together particularly well, although the herbaceousness of the other spices get a bit overwhelming muddles the overall flavor a bit. Really different, and I like this a bunch.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Market of Choice. Golden pour with a moderate beige head and a small amount of lacing. Big whiff of clove, rosemary and other spices hits immediately, with some graininess following that initial aroma. Flavor is typical Saison, with pepper and grain notes but they are followed up by a lot of wacky spices going on, I can definitely get rosemary and thyme out of it, and I assume the parsley and sage are present as well. Pretty solid beer, especially for being on the cheaper side for something DFH was involved in.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmmm. At least not hopped to hell with PNW ... but strangely spiced ... with ... parsely sage, rosemary, and thyme? Simon and Garfunkle not listed as co-brewers. More spices than I should expect in a saison. Iím not sure what I should have expected. What I got was mostly a saison, mostly hazy clear, small head, taste of yeast ... and Simon and Garfunkle.
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a bright golden color with fluffy white head. Very herbal aroma, if I was blindfolded I might think this was a tea. Hits like a saison at first, then the romemary and thyme kick in. Herbs, herbs and more herbs, dry finish, leaves a long aftertaste. Very bubbly. Interesting brew, kudos to experimenting, but my burps taste like an herb garden.
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from BevMo
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy yellow with a nice white head and lots of lacing. Plenty of carbonation.
Aroma: Huge aroma of sage, coriander, spices and sweet fruits
Taste: Herbal, spices, peppery and citrus
Very nice and refreshing. Different and complex.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle - Pours a straw color with a slight haze, decent white head that lasted a while - nice lacing. Aroma - well, not sure where to start. Letís just say the whole garden is in there - sage, thyme, parsley, rosemary, pepper etc . Flavor matched the aroma and I enjoyed this beer as a one off - wouldnít be able to drink more than that in one sitting for sure - a little too much of the herb thing going on for me to sit and enjoy a couple of these - but much easier to drink than the Lemon Pepper Saison from Sam Adams I had recently.
Atom (1344) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours golden/orange with large frothy head. Aroma is heavy on the spices sage, rosemary, and parsley are very notable like smelling a fresh herb garden, also citrus and straw. Taste right away of spices with pine and citrus and a bitter aftertaste thyme really lingers on the palate, medium body. The aroma is great but doesnít translate into a great taste combination not all the flavors match up, I think the contrasting flavors may do better with age. Still very decent and ambitious beer.
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. pour contains tons of head with a cloudy yellow color. taste is overly dominate of spices with a citrus back taste. The citrus is very tasteful with a few of the spice, but it seems there may be a few spices that donít mix well with others.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks eyedrinkale. Lightly hazed apple juice body with medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roasemary, sage, some straw, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some straw, bread, funk. Light-medium body.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(120z bottle). Pours straw yellow with white head. Aroma of sage, thyme and lavender. The mix smells like basil. Taste is sweet with an herb bite. Light bodied and herby, bitter finish. Quite a unique beer; it is heavy for a saison, but it has a nice palate refreshing taste.