Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this one at the brewery. It seems like most American brewers have a difficult time with Belgian styles, but this one turned out very very well. Bright orange hazey color with fizzy white head. Belgian yeast aroma with hints of sweet malts and citrus hops. Flavor starts with familiar banana/resinous yeatiness, then finishes with a clean hop bitterness. This is a very well crafted beer. Case in point: I love Belgians, but my friend hates them...and we both loved this beer.
MrTipple (3588) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet grain malts, light caramel, some spices, cloves, esters. Slightly hazy brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. More caramel, bread malts, Belgian yeast, spices, cloves, esters, soft carbonation. Quite a malty Saison, nice spices if you like cloves. Can at the brewery, Minneapolis.
Carlisle (523) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can (16 oz). Pours gold. Sweet malt with grass notes. Some subtle honey notes and a little bitterness in the finish.
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Cousin_Larry (875) - - JUN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at WOBFest 2016. Some peppery spice nicely offset by soft fruit and honey flavor. Well balanced saison.
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - MAY 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow they did a very good farmhouse here. Has that prickly, lively body with a hint of hay, bread and apples, finished semi dry with some candied apples and hops. Very smart.
ozzy70 (795) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from can. Poured golden, white head. Aroma was fruits, spices. Taste was peppery, spices, slightly sweet.
ibrubeer (302) - Omaha, USA - APR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Mall of America. Nice aroma, a little juicy fruit and bubble gum. Amber color, with a quickly dissipating head. Nice fruity flavor, balanced with a nice bitterness. Med bodied. A very nice saison.
Klimaet (1869) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar Aarhus. Pours clear yellow with a medium white head.
Aromas of sweet esters, yeasty, citrus, floral.
Taste is classic saison yeasty, lots of floral notes, sweet esters, wheaty sweetness.
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: Poured a golden with white head. Aroma is soapy Belgian esters. Belgian yeast and soap. Grain.
rubbishystuff (2312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Guest tap at Moxee. More Belgian ale than saison. Spiced and fruity. Ok. Serving: Tap
Nuffield (4080) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid, tasty saison with fruity notes and some spice popping through, too. The yeast effects are more restrained than I would like in a saison, but it’s still enjoyable. (on tap at Surly brewery)