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.
Patrickctenchi (4795) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden-amber with a foamy white head.
Aroma is sweet...nectary fruit, yeast, banana.
Flavour is sweet, fruity, bright and clean feeling.....slightly spicy yeast tones.
AndyReynolds (1055) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pretty solid beer. I really don’t feel like typing right now. So................. there.
rosskyle (165) - - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can. Hazy orange yellow color with minimal white head. Citrus barley yeast grass aroma. Medium carbonated body. Pepper banana yeast flavor. Nice summer beer with some kick.
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bp (822) - Queens, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: pours light orange with a big foamy white head, aroma of banana, yeast, light sweetness and bitterness with some spices in the finish, light bodied with average amount of carbonation. This is a really good saison.
ARH (824) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2015 16oz can poured into a Belgian tulip. The aroma is floral with bread notes, apricot and peach notes, as well as a peppery and woody spice and a bit of a muffin dough. The hue is a clear, effervescent yellow-brown with a white, thin sudsy head that has ok retention and very little lace. The taste is a medium bitter and sweet (perhaps a touch more bitter than sweet), with a light sour touch. The texture is slick and waxy, but on the thin side, with a light fuzz and a medium light body that has notes of dough, underripe stone fruit, bitter citrus, and a touch of a peppery spice that strengthens at the finish which is crisp, with a pepper zip, and is dry and somewhat astringent and a bit wooy. The aftertaste is moderate with a burnt bread crust quality, dough, and pepper, which mellows, but lingers.
akoeninger (549) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From can into glass. Golden honey color with white head that dissapated quickly. Fruity, floral, spicy, and yeasty aroma and taste. Finishes rich and sweet with a hint of honey. A good beer
TattooJack (276) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the tall boy can, an orangy looking cloudy glass of beer. Before I looked at the commercial description on here I thought it tasted very European. If there was such a thing as rate beer in the 90’s when I was in Europe I’d have hundreds more ratings, now I just don’t remember them all. This beer would have been something enjoyed perhaps on a park bench, admiring girls walking by with arm pit hair, smelling of strong perfume, talking broken english, and I loved every minute of it. Thanks for the memories.
MacBoost (1518) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a large puffy white head. Aromas of cloves and pepper. Taste is semi dry and lightly bitter. Flavors of spices, Belgian yeast esters, some honey. Meh. Pretty standard middle of the road saison. Wouldn’t drink again.
malrubius (2093) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Golden orange hazy with head and lace. OVerripe orange and some peppery pine needle aroma. Apricot orange marmalade peach honey swetness that lingers with mild spicy pepper orange bitterness. Medium body. Very very meh.
justsayswell (172) - Mission, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful straw/ gold with a faint white head. Nose is white pepper and dry lemon zest. Mouthfeel is pretty creamy and soft. Belgian yeast is pretty evident. More peppery notes, peach, bit of banana from the yeast, a little crackery malt. Tiny bit of grassy hops. Finishes pretty dry. Not usually a saison fan but this one is drinkable.