AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
06.23.10 - (12 oz. bottle) Pours a medium white head. Lots of crazy aromatics going on - almost as if there are a few sprigs of thyme, rosemary, and maybe some sage in my glass. These same flavors are all over the palate as well in this medium-bodied saison - flavors that keep on giving and changing, becoming more and more complex as the glass warms. Quite good, a beer as unique as the brewers themselves.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral, herb-infused aroma. Saison inspired, to be sure. Pushes the limits with the herbs, but not overboard. Fantastic with a plate of mussels.
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
07-11-10: Très belle mousse blanche, abondante, riche et très épicée. De couleur jaune avec reflets dorés, limpide, mais avec de millions de minuscules particules la rendant légèrement trouble. Effervescence normale. Arômes complexes d’épices en premier lieu: thym, rosemary, poivre. Suivent des aromes d’houblon frais et de fruits jaune, style poire. Beaucoup d’épices en bouche et en finale en percevant les memes saveurs que selon les aromes. Amertume moyenne également apparente. Semble également salée. Astringence plutôt élevée. Sympathique, mais un peu trop d’épices la rendant débalancée.
RyanK (273) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2012 I like these breweries plenty but I wouldn’t normally drink a saison, I do like the lighter ones, not a huge spice fan. This particular distinction is distributed by Victory in a 12oz. bottle. Pours a light gold with a little carbonation. Beer strongly floral, spice and clove on the nose they all combine and almost smell minty to me, yes I’m serious, in that cough drop cooling way. Translates to the taste but lighter and not strong. Floral with the cloves and spices being lighter backdrops, carbonation on tounge. This pretty easy to drink but I thought I’d be more wowed.
Update: Had the Dogfishhead version. More aggressive with hops and carbonation but I like the lighter, easier mouth-feel of the Victory.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle.Pours a light yellow with a fast fading white head.Nose is rosemary and lemon pee,very vibrant!Taste is exploding with flavor!Rosemary,sage,lemon peel with mouthwatering almost stinging hops!This is a very nice beer that has obviously been made with care!!
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden orange color aroma is herbal and i can pick up the rosemary thyme and sage for sure...with notes of pinneapple. Flavor is fantastic. Herbs and hops work well together. Perfect dry finish and perfect body palate feel for a saison well done beer !
grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale gold that is a little cloudy with short lived white head.The aroma is a spicy and hopy sent.The flavor is a hop bite with spice notes.The body is medium and the aftertaste is a little bitter.Overall an interesting and good brew.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a cloudy straw color, quite bubbly but not much head. Aroma is just crazy, all sorts of spices, hops, yeast and bread like some kind of vegetable sautee. Flavor is a bit more reasonable but less exciting, belgian yeast sticks out from some dry spicy bready malt. Weird beer.
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised I haven’t seen this sooner, but just happened to pick it up this past week -- pretty much an all-start cast.
Golden with a small head. I get a little bit of the herbal bit up front, but not too much on the palate, which is smooth and a little bit sweet. Nicely bready and finishes with a bit of reisen. I like this beer, and think it’d be nice with something in the roast vegetable range.
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared bottle with friends. Pours a great golden color with a nice white head. Packed aromas of clean herbs and nice saison yeast. Great body. Complex tastes. Again clean herbs mixed with a great saison. Can’t describe this one good enough. You’ll have to try it for yourself! ;-)