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!
Cousin_Larry (864) - - 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 (2441) - 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 (576) - 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 (274) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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 (1551) - 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 (4381) - 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 (2238) - 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 (4011) - 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)
rdixon77 (2120) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good canned saison. Well balanced spices and Belgian yeast. Slightly fruity. Very drinkable.
euniceradio (397) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2016 16oz can to tulip. Pours clear gold, short white head. Aroma of sweet bread, banana and exotic spices. Taste of same with farmhouse yeast notes and lemon grass. Fruity. Spicy. Bitter dry finish. Saison.