MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden pour white head. White pepper clove and I sware a bit of hops in a saison a little odd, some light grains. Avg pal. Yeasty touch of funk , lemon zest, corriander. Pretty ok.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a light brown/redish color good head okay lacing. Aroma was mostly coriander and flowers. Flavor was coriander floral hops some fruits in there couldnít figure out what. Refreshing beer. Nothing amazing.
isnus (7) - USA - OCT 12, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy and smells great. Very fizzy, kind of dry. The taste left me somewhat disappointed, I was expecting more coriander flavor. Itís a good beer, but for the price Surly runs, I would rather grab a delirum tremens or something.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can (16oz). Shared with blankboy, my can courtesy of Oakbluff. Saison in a can - well why the hell not. Hazy medium-deep amber pour with a large lasting creamy-frothy beige head. Well, smells like a saison - very yeasty, light herbal hops, almost hefeweizen fruit sweetness, I detected a bit of banana bread in there. The taste is solid heavy yeast saison, so much yeast and spice itís quite pungently bitter, lots of very heavily roasted malt backing it up, and not much fruit - almost a charred linger. Thick body, very astringent with the spice, long raw spice (cinnamon? nutmeg? allspice?) bitter finish. Damn thatís good.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can via trade with franksnbeans - Pours a hazy orange color with a one finger thick off white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma has lightly spiced esters (banana) and yeast. Flavor is light malt and esters. Palate is watery and slightly bitter. Light to medium body. A decent beer. Thanks Jacob.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Brewery: Gold color, nice head and lacing. Nose of light yeast and spice, woody hops and a light resinous floral overall note. The flavor is bitter and hoppy, plenty of yeast and coriander. Spicy!
jsquire (3689) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing orange out of the pint can, with a short lived white head that settled into a thin whisp. Big nose with orange zest, apricot, spices and fresh yeast. Bright orange peel flavors with sharp spices. The apricot is stronger than the peach, and the whole thing is held together by the yeast until it warms, when it gets a little messy. If you like your saisons spicey with a big splash of orange and apricot, this is your can of beer.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím developing a fondness for beer-in-a-can for some reason. These surley guys make some decent beer. This one is interesting, to say the least. I expected a lot more sweetness in the flavor based on the aroma of honey, heather, flowers and a gentle spiciness. The flavor was much more spicy and even dry - must be from the black pepper. It tastes stronger in alcohol than it actually is - must be some of those spices burning! Interesting and good. I would like to try this one from draught, since my biggest complaint is that it just doesnít have a good freshness quality about it, and tastes a bit stale.
notalush (5256) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to beerlando for this - a saison in a can...nice! - slightly hazy golden pour, with a light copper tint - frothy, lasting head - aroma of bitter orange peel and peaches, along with some soft honey and lavender notes, light herbs - fairly assertive hops up front, that couple with some apricot and orange pulp - a moderate malt profile rises up from underneath that, and the oats actually become pretty apparent, which is odd, but it works - yeasty flavors, light white pepper spice, some coriander, and light belgian fruitiness linger in the finish, which is long and dry - this is a well-made saison.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Golden in color with a nice head. Hoppy spicy malty aroma. Coriander notes. Malty flavor. Ok. Citrusy notes. Thin bodied. Ok.