dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big can shared by Ed5388. Ed told me that he choose the screen name Ed5388 because that’s the highest number he can count to. Poured with an appearance that seemed infected, all head at first followed by a long slow settle. Body of an orange/gold body under that ridiculous head. Aroma is all Belgian style, lots of yeast, slight fruitiness, bubble gum and chalk. Medium body with average carbonation, chalky, long lasting aftertaste. Flavor of yeast, plums, bubble gum, dry bread. Meh.
Ed5388 (1238) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can thanks to RobertDale via local for local swap 5.5. Pours a hazy straw color with an enormous frothy white head. Aroma of funk, citrus, and hints of sweet plum and perfume. Taste of citrus, grass, white grapes, bready malts, and a hint of sweet plum.
rader58 (740) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can. Pours clear, light golden in color. Aroma of citrus, coriander, sand plum. Flavor is citrus, sand plum, coriander. A decent saison, but has the added wild sand plum flavor that reminds me of sand plum jelly that my grandmother used to make.
ads135 (2350) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is insanely difficult to drink. Not because it tastes bad, its pretty good, but the carbonation is so extreme its hard to enjoy.
swanmann (521) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly hazy pale golden with some dense eggshell colored foam which gradually settles into a thin sheet and light lacing. some barnyard aromas with light plum and some honeysuckle/ light floral notes. flavor has biscuity, toasty notes with gentle fruit notes and a pretty dry finish and fairly crisp carbonation. medium bodied. I think this is a fair saison, pretty well balanced. I poured a can at a local establishment a few weeks ago at the tartness was more present so it’s probably slightly past season now, but still good.
ajtrupp (150) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Even though it borders on a sour, this is a very drinkable, tasty saison. It comes from a sampler pack (bonus rating points for coming from a tall boy can). All 4 varieties have a low alcohol content, which must be their way if balancing out the extra ounces (which loses 1 of the 2 bonus points... wait, I just learned of the restrictions in Iowa. Oh, Midwest.
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jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Bretty, no real plum to be found. Good but not great.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a hazy yellow with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is a nice yeasty ester with a little fruitiness in there. Flavor is decent yeasty creaminess with a hay like dry malt with fruit and funk brining things up. Did not pinpoint any plum but it has plenty of sweet fruitiness. Big on Belgian yeastiness with a decent amount of fruit and spice. My first saison in a can.
fidelis83 (1733) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy, light amber pour with a tall, chunky, off white head Aroma of spicy yeast, tree fruit, cereal, light funk, berry notes and spicy, light citrus and floral hops. Flavor is raw bready yeast, sweet malt, cereal, tree fruit, sweet and tart plums, spicy, floral and citrus hops. Lightish body light to medium body with a syrupy, slick and slightly solvent-like feel, a little like getting a bit of acetone in your mouth. A strange feeling that I usually only notice in higher ABV beers, probably has to do with high gravity/high temp. fermenting, but I don’t really know what it is. Aside form the odd feel, pretty decent.
chickenflea (309) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can purchased at HyVee in Cedar Rapids, Missouri. The pour is a pale hazy yellow with a billowy 3 inch inch rocky head. The aroma is esetry with a touch of straw. The plum is not real clear. (But plum does not have a strong distinct odor to start with.) Initial flavor is a fruity tartness, accentuated by the high carbonation. Taste settles into a mildly sweet and dry finish. Clean. Lively mouthfeel. Light body. A terrific beer.