bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours gold with a white head. Light citrus/floral aromas. Med minus body. Flavor is earthy, malty, herb, citrus, floral. Quite not like expected. Not bad. Quite drinkable. Just a bit of an odd duck.
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear golden color with an average to large frothy white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate citrus, herbal aroma. Medium body with a slick dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium herbal sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where exceeded with a solid change of pace brew.
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Stone Liberty Station, San Diego. Clear golden beer with a very nice lasting white head. Hoppy perfume aroma, grassy, lavender, floral, citrus, lemon zest some spicy notes. Hoppy perfume flavor, grapefruit, herbal, lemon zest, lavender, spicy, grassy, floral notes. Really nice and drinkable bitter saison.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A blonde saison with a thin white head. In aroma, pleasant perfume, fruity malt, light coriander, nice. In mouth, a smooth perfumy malt with coriander, Curacao, crisp and refreshing. On tap at Bacon and beer Classic.
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, lavender, white pepper and light lemon zest. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, white pepper, light lavender and light lemon zest with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.
Theydon_Bois (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Stone Liberty station, SD, 18/04/14.
Clear golden with a moderate off white covering that retains well.
Nose is spice, ginger, lemon cordial, corriander, lime juice, herbal.
Taste comprises lemon rind, lime, herbal pangs, bitter orange, straw, light thyme.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with grass and light herbals.
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Short Pump, opened 6/20/14. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium sized fizzy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of yeast, spice, candied citrus, citrus, tropical fruits, lemongrass, pale malt. The taste is herbal notes, almost medicinal, citrus, tropical fruits, yeast. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice, and that medicinal note is not very welcome.
GT2 (8426) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Bottle ][ DedicatedToFun ][ 12oz ][ Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/10/14 ]
>> Clear light golden pour, medium white foam with soapy lacing. Nose is white pepper, white grapefruit rind, big yeast and zest. Taste is dry, big potpourri, white pepper. Dry, citrus peel palate...a bit too dry gets papery and mildly astringent. Well, it’s one of those American versions of "saison" that is spiced blonde ale. Not gonna fly with saison purists.
3fourths (8017) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Bottle. Clear gold with a short white head. Stinks of thyme / oregano, soap, sawdust, tea leaves, pepper, citrus, lemon balm. Medium-light body with pillowy carbonation, low sweetness, high bitterness and high acidity. Tastes of glue and plant matter. Crusty, harsh malt edge with equally abrasive heartburn acidity... I will never understand how these awful spiced beers garner such high scores from so many people, I guess if you can smell/taste something like what the brewer puts on the label then you award points, and more points for more powerful the smell/taste is, even if it does smell/taste like soap, thyme and envelope glue.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear, golden hued body with a moderate to slightly large white head with decent lace and retention. Aromas are floral with moderate isoamyl acetate, black pepper, clove, lavender, citrus zest, mild malt grainy-ness (wheat?), lemon balm. Flavors are herbal and grainy, mildly bitter with thyme, and black pepper, floral, mildly zesty. Lively carbonation, relatively dry. Overall yeast profile favors peppery phenols over esters, with a lot of added spice. Tasty.