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.
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to me (get your facts right Josh!) at my 5K tasting. It pours hazy pale gold with a small white head. The nose is earth, toasty, orange, marmalade, muffin and light spice. The taste is crisp bitterness, brioche, orange, mandarin, spice, lemon poppy seed muffin and faint tartness with a dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Decent drop, but far from Surly’s best.
BrewHaMeister (68) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can pours a light orange with a small head and very little lacing. Aromas of malt, citrus, and Belgian yeast. Moderately sweet with a spicy, somewhat dry finish. Well done.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Scopey’s 5000th rate. Can thanks to Leighton I think. I thought this came across as more of a pale with some Belgian influence than a Saison. Lots of orange rind and lemon zest with some heavy toffee biscuit and mild cloves. A decent go
Niko100 (1787) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, light yeast, floral, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, some yeast, nice fruit/floral, caramel, and spice; Finish is dry; Decent.
gnoff (7328) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 16 fl oz thanks to Sgt. B (Brian), not on ratebeer. Sampled on January 24, 2014.
Clear honey color, fluffy white head. Sweet, Belgian yeast scent. Sweet, Belgian yeast taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
DrSilverworm (4739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can, thanks to Scott L. Shared with my sister. Mostly clear golden yellow color. Thin white head, leaves good spread of thicker lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Medium-plus body. Lightly dry finish. Lightly spicy, light herbal fruity aroma, some citrus, nice light belgian yeast. Moderate sweet taste, kind of zesty. Lightly spicy. Satisfying, easy drinking, reasonably complex saison.
ryecatcher (615) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a medium golden-orange, slightly hazy, big fluffy white head, excellent retention and wicked lacing. Nose is those Old World hops, some Belgiany funk, grass and lilies. Mouth is medium bodied, dry with some bread dough, lemon zest, light malts, yeasty spice, some bitterness on the back end. A tasty saison and another solid beer from the moody Minnesota monarchs of malt. ;-)
alliance100 (327) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can - pours a bright transparent gold with orange hue and bright white head . Yeasty aromas of orange peel and spice . Moderate carbonation with citrus , mostly orange rind , and a peppery finish . Interesting beer , very good .
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kaser (2021) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at sheffields. Golden/orange. Smooth and easy drinker. Slightly bitter. Fruity taste and aroma. Orange grapefruit n vanilla. Good beer
Wobbles1 (7) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sessionable beer, good taste. Needs to warm for the flavor to fully develop. Good gift.