NICU (12) - Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2007 Goddamn this is good. Just the thought of a saison in a can makes me giddy. Could anyone conceive a better summer beer? I poured it into a Duvel tulip because as much as I like the idea, I’d rather not drink it straight from the can...
Aroma is mostly bubblegum and spice, which doesn’t sound that appetizing, but it brought a smile to my face as soon as I opened the can and poured the coppery liquid into my glass. (WTF, a can?!?)
Flavors of wheat, spice, and light bready malt mingle happily on the tongue. The finish leaves a trace of candi sugar sweetness and clove/coriander spice mixed with a bit of noble hop spiciness in the far corners of my mouth.
Hey Omar! Please, please send this beer to Oregon. Ever since the local distributor dropped Oskar Blues I’ve been hurting for good canned beer to take camping. Please?!?!?!
Rerate 45 minutes later: I forgot about my glass while surfing the intraweb. Now that it’s fully up to room temp it has a much more peppery, almost smoky flavor to it.. Very nice lingering pepper/hop bite that seems to rise out of nowhere and stick to the corners my mind...
I repeat. PLEASE bring this to Portland!
krumbum (578) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super delicious farmy funk with a slight breadyness to the smell. Looks like a cream soda. Super smooth light golden funk. Finishes nice and dry.
drdisque (606) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at drinking bird. Pours dark blond. Flavor is light mouthfeel but rich and somewhat yeasty malt. Good but lacking a bit in the spice department.
jmohno (1183) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold, heady somewhat bubbly, yeast bits otherwise clear. Peachy lemon pepper aroma, kind of woody like. Tastes same, pretty much as described on header. Floral, soapy pepper clove peach lemon.honey/ honey butter. Style is not my thing but good for style.
fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly clear mahogany pour with a two to three finger chunky tan head. Aroma is very fruity and peppery with a little doughy yeast. Flavor is spicy yeast, fruity esters, mixed berry, stone fruit, citrus, toast, rye-like spicy grain and doughy yeast. Light body, dry feel, medium carbonation. Really tasty stuff, the malt notes seem odd and the fruity notes, maybe a bit over the top, but it works great.
alexsdad06 (6401) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can via trade at home from notes. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has pale malts, Belgian yeast, spices, pepper, coriander, honey, and some general fruit character. The flavor has much of the same with pale malts, some caramel, pepper, spices, honey, general fruit character, farmhouse. Surly always does solid beers in a can which is nice.
MadShaolin (66) - - MAR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like a saison, toasty and spicy, peppery. Taste like one too. Nicely hopped and marmalade like and spicy finish. Diggin in
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HenrikSoegaard (11131) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and light yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
arnold931 (727) - Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours clear golden with thin white head. Nose is big belgian spice. Taste is same. Nice mouthfeel. Refreshing.
commonmac (504) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Republic Uptown. $3! Pint glass. Minimal head. Light orange color basically rocking an clear, filtered vibe. Aroma has a significant spice characteristic with maybe a subtle tropical fruit quality. Taste brings yeast, spice, and sweeter than expected finish to the table. Malty action at the end too. Really good saison effort. Anyone visiting Mpls and looking for our best saison representation should try this one. Good work.
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Can] Golden pour with a fizzy head on top. Yeasty and mildly hoppy nose. Flavors of floral hops, grass, light fruits and a overriding Belgian yeast sweetness throughout. Zesty herbal and dry spice notes in the finish.