Shamelessjames (8) - California, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It was a genuinely wonderful beer. I think it may be the best American "saison" Iíve had. The head was a little thick compared to the Saisons Iíve had in the past but it gave it a richness that I really liked.
The appearance was typically cloudy with just enough sweetness. The finish was refreshing and not overpowering. Itís a very versatile brew. I would definitely bring it to a dinner party if I didnít know what was being served.
Strykzone (4219) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls. This is hazed golden with a white head. A nice saison. Fairly well hopped. A bitbof bret. Nicely done.
harrymel (855) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: unk (guessing 2012, though could be 2011 based on where I found it)
Pours a hazed peach with three fingers of relatively persistent bone white foam. This eventually falls to a central dome and the smells include Co2, lemon zest, peppercorn, hints of yeast and clay, overall a nice clean smell. Flavor is a bit overkill with the brett for me with a slightly chaulky note, then there is the soil and some metallic notes. I like the slightly sweet accent the yeast and grain seem to imbibe and the bitterness that comes along as well, but overall not a huge fan of the flavor. Pretty full bodied with light carb and a semi dry finish. Decent beer, not gonna buy it again though.
Serving type: bottle
joshwoodward (417) - - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Solid and very interesting, if not especially lovable. Very spicy, funky, moderate body and hops. Peppery.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with esp0r at ōltorget, august 1st 2013. Golden body, rather big white head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, citrus fruits, pepper. Crisp dry yeast spicy taste accompanied by grain, flowery hops, and a bretty finish. Soft bitterness, grassy and yeasty aftertaste.
JDBaker11058 (1067) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance:hazy bright gold with a fizzy, bright white head and shimmering lace. Aroma: spicy lemon zest, white pepper, plastic bandaid, dry grass, honey. Taste: slightly bitter and herbal up front, with strong citrus notes over yeasty spice and slightly sweet crackery grains. Finish: bitter with brett funk, slowly giving way to a soft honeyed grain sweetness that increases in every sip as the beer warms. Notes: A perfectly acceptable brett-spiked saison. Not a world beater, but nice.
merc7186 (1501) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Great Foamy White Head, Great Lacing
S: Lemony, White Pepper, Earthy
T: Lemony, Earthy, Grassy, White Pepper
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Spicey, Lemony, Bitter
Overall, a great saison with its on flair on the season. Has a great spicey, lemony taste to it that doesnt disappoint.
Errl (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is light gold with a thin white head..Nose is brett,spice, lemon, fruits, floral...Taste is Spice, sweetness, tropical fruits, yeast, pepper..
TrappistenOli (302) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden, sch√∂ne dichte weisse schaumkrone, w√ľrzig und leicht s√§uerlich im aroma, starke rezenz, leicht s√§uerlich, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DrSilverworm (4100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared with friends. Bottled 12/19/12. Mostly clear orange yellow color. Bigger, bubbly white head. Nice lemony, peppery aroma. Decent bits and ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Nice, kind of soft, smooth texture, lightly dry finish. Zesty sweeter taste, light tart, light bitter taste. Nice American saison.
keanex (1144) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is mildly hazy with an pale straw to amber hue. The head is huge, this pours almost all head and itís dense, holding itís form even when pushing over the lip of the glass. It dissipates very slowly and unevenly.
Aroma: The aroma is of hay, lemon and a blend of herbs, hinting at sage and peppercorn. The strength is moderate, but appropriate for this.
Taste: The intro is mild with lemon, but it progresses to a light tartness with an underlying dry leather. The finish is herbal and peppery, a bit perfume like. This is nice until the finish.
Palate: Soft and a bit watery, but thereís mild carbonation.
Overall: This is likely aged a bit as the Brett has taken hold. Itís not necessarily bad, but itís certainly unbalanced and the finish is mildly abrasive. This would be nice with fish though.