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!
djd07 (6226) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to Tim. Pours a clear orange gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is strong english yeast and black pepper. Medium mouth, yeast, honey, pepper, good.
Cybercat (4082) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear honey-amber with a nice but effervescent buff head. Sharp, malty aroma has fruity and subtle hoppy underpinnings. Crisp, malty flavor teases with hoppy and apple undertones. not spectacular but enjoyable and thirst-quenching. Smooth mouthfeel has fairly firm body, if not much fizz. Don’t be cynical, try this ale!
Patrickctenchi (4955) - 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 (1068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (185) - - 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 (830) - 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 (857) - 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 (560) - 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 (294) - 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 (1536) - 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.