48FanInCali (827) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Might be a bit young. Fairly smokey with even a little band aid in the taste. Strong yeasty flavors with not much Saison funk. The smokiness seems a little artificial. Credit for something new and different.
jjh19 (62) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Bubbly, large bubbles, bright yellow.
Smell: Peppery and spicy.
Taste: Odd. Odd. Odd. Smokey, sweet, not particularly balanced. Some fruit and heavy-handed finish. This is all over the place. Bluh.
Mouthfeel: Medium body.
Drinkability: Not my cup of Saison.
Dogbrick (9998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Daily Growler. The beer is a hazy golden-orange color with a medium frothy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, fruit and smoked malt. Full-bodied for a Saison with flavors of fruity yeast, charred malt and spices. The finish is vinous with a citrus and smoky malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden orange color, moderate to small head, decent at best lacing/retention. Aroma of sweet pale malt, herbal, pepper, lightly smokey. Medium to full bodied, way too big for a traditional saison. The finish starts sweet with pale malt, and ends with alcohol and pepper. Touching story, I really wanted to like this but I didn’t. Ignoring the story, most of the new Stone releases really suck.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of slight grain, biscuit, bread, some slight smoky, earthy notes with some slight fruity, spicy notes, very interesting smelling and I can’t quite place it. Taste is a mix of grass, pine, slight caramel, hints of smoke into campfire, slight meaty notes, into some biscuit, bread, slight fruit, finishing slightly spicy, smoky, earthy.
fcjack1 (254) - Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap@the Red Hot. Nice golden color. Scent of dirty sock. Taste is peppery and boozy. A little disappointed actually.
wxman (1610) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear golden with a thin white head that coats the glass. Floral (roses) aroma. Taste is funky wild yeast, sweet pale malt, a nice bit of sour and some hop bitterness to top it all off. Interesting.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the February 2014 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a yellow-gold color with a large foamy yellow-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was smoke, hickory, a bit of nut and bread. The flavor was tangy and sweet smoke, hickory and bread. Medium length sweet and tangy hickory finish. Medium body. Ok.
alexsdad06 (7422) - Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Madtree and again at Dutch’s. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is nicely floral and herbal with a fruity smoked character. The flavor has sweet candi notes, a cherrywood smoke that is not overbearing, herbal and lightly spicy, grass, a light fruity note with a light malt presence. If it wasn’t listed as 10.5%, I would have had no idea. Drinks quite a bit smaller than the abv.
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear golden color with an average white frothy head that was mostly lasting with very excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy yeast, smoke and herbal aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to abundant sweet herbal and smoke flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex good beer.