andyhwcinc (1135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Purchased at Armanettiís in Chicago, IL; enjoyed while watching Monday Night Football, week 7, if Baltimore wins I win my pool! Appearance a slightly cloudy gold with a rich, frothy white head that laces to the glass. Aroma of honey, Belgian yeast, spices, slightly fruity. Taste is not good. Itís like drinking flower mash. Too floral for me, the yeast strain just seems out of control, and itís much much sweeter than I thought it would be. Also leaves a tart taste in my mouth. Nice try, but not good.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ervís Mug. Cloudy golden yellow with a lacy white head. Aroma of malt, light yeast and fruit and a touch of funk. Taste is a touch wild as well with yeast, light pepper, mild fruit and malt. Ok at best.
Tmoney99 (8777) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Poured clear amber with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium yeasty fruit and spice aroma. Medium body with a tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations.
Jesterdeal (1042) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of apricot, floral notes and reisling. Pours straw yellow with a fluffy head. Tastes of clove, bubblegum, and definite floral notes. Good saison.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle opened at the STLHops Pinball Party- thanks to whoever brought this! A fitting choice, as Summit is coming to Missouri finally this week. Pours a clear golden color with a small white film for a head. Aroma of light farmhouse funk, straw, pale malts, grapes, and spices. Flavor of funk, cedar, straw, pale malts, clove, and other mild spices. Light-medium bodied, with a mellow mouthfeel and a classic funky-spicy-mellow saison mouthfeel. Nice.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I typically like Saisons, but it seems like few brewers can make them well. This brewery cannot.
Tripplebrew (764) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear lemon yellow with frothy white head. Aroma is very earthy. A mix of hay, grassy sugar. A lot of undertones of bread. Flavor is rather tart. Not a lot honey other than a minor undertone of sweetness that offsets the lemon and hoppy spruce. Body is light with a lot of carbonation.
r464 (1467) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hints of fruit in the aroma. Odd, hints of fruit (apple, pear) with some citrusy zest and spice (dry, though fruity). I may need to let this one warm and breathe a bit, but my first impression is mixed.
GT2 (5658) - Riverslime, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL courtesy of OldSock aka The Mad Fermentationist. Pours a clear gold with a decent white head. Small lace. Very sweet, sugary nose. Taste is mildly bitter, nutty, doughy, and some oddities like saltwater, chamomile, squash. Overly herbal and much too sweet for any beer. Wildly too sweet for saison.
smith4498 (2631) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with CLevar. Pours slightly hazy dark golden orange color with white head. Spicy Belgian yeast aroma with some lemon. Sweet fruit flavor with doughy yeast and some spiciness. Light to medium body with lively carbonating. Thanks Caleb.