phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at RBWG, the Grand Tasting. Pours a pale, hazy gold with a medium off-white head. Notes of grass, spices, dust, cobwebs, veggies, pepper, straw, rice, and pale and bready malts. Medium-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation. Pretty interesting saison, though I wasn’t wild about it.
jcnielsen (1711) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of Ferris. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Funky, rice, wheat, barn flavors. Interesting.
DrSilverworm (5024) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the jtclockwork for sharing! Very last bit of the bottle, here. Totally hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Dots and ropes of lace. Lemony citrusy yeasty aroma. Nice light sake-like rice notes. Medium body. Very smooth, creamy and slick. 9%? Whoa, no hint of that at all here. Relatively light bodied. Moderate sweet taste, light savory. Impressive, yeasty saison, judging from my sample. Good stuff! An imperial saison this smooth, reminds me kind of like Avec le Bon.
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy hops, black pepper, ginger, pear and apple esters. Flavor is moderate spices, medium fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBWG. Pours a hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Pear, apple, rice, white grape aroma. Slightly tart. Lemon and apple. Soft mouth feel. Pretty cool.
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Funky yeast, grass and some light pear and melon fruit. Cloudy yellow with a rich white head. Lots of sweet yeast, light grain, pear and a bit of grass. Very dry.
jbeatty (945) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to TimE, 01/23/2014. Pours golden orange, slight haze, huge foamy head, settles to a fluffy pillow on top of the surface, thick sudsy lacing. Aroma is a perfumed cloud of fruity, tropical brett, juicy pear with lemon citrus edge, light cereal malt presence, soft herbal hops. Taste follows suit, fruity esters up front, peppery middle with light toasted straw malts, nice bitter dry finish. Medium body, creamy with prickling carbonation. Great saison, really a nice treat to have tried this one.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1326) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Tadg’s. A funky musty mildly spiced saison aroma with a cloudy gold pour & a filmy head. A med-full mouthfeel with funk, spice & eather. A very nice saison, tasty.
Wombata (358) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: initially reticent, after 20 minutes it showed pear and apricot.
Flavor: pear, apricot, papaya, orange peel. Long finish of fruit flavors with a light bitterness.
Comment: superb carbonation added to the drinking experience.
Theis (12753) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Clear yellow - white head. Bretty, citrus, rice, minerals, lemon, peppery, crispy, wheaty, apricot, nice champagne bubble notes. Lovely.