Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Cloudy yellow, small white head, scant lacing. Aroma of hay. Taste has lots of lemon, oily with a very bitter finish, too bitter for a saison. Very light body. This one misses the mark.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a golden body with a white head and light retention. Musky cologne and citrus notes, a mild grains as well as toast and fruit. Spices with a hint of flax and cinnamon. A mild drying citrus finish, almost a lemon rind. Nice.
Lubiere (9306) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed blonde saison with a thin white head. In aroma, a nice lemony saison with light cloven notes. In mouth, a nice smooth saison, with fruity notes, light orange pulp, oily mouthfeel, quite classy and smooth. On tap at ChurchKey DC, Sept. 18 2010.
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at provisions. Pale gold pour with slight white head. Nose of spice and hops. Notes of currant, spice, and sour yeast. Dry hoppy finish.
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On draught at Sun Devil). Pours slight hazy golden with thin white head. Aroma is very much like a saison-maybe a little spicy from the rye. Semi-sweer with bitterness increasing with time. Light bodied with thin texture. Finish is initially quite bitter, but not as noticeable with more sips. Decent beer.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Brouwers, Seattle, WA. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma with some weak grassy hints. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy bitter yeasty finish.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchill’s. Pale yellow and clear in the glass. Nose is lemon yeastiness. Taste is same with hints of Bretty funk. OK.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at max’s. tepid gold, pond scum white head, thin ring. Transparent lemon-gold, soapy, lght brett and grainy nose and flavor, more Brett in the latter. Lightly stinging carbonation, vey singular citrus notes with the pedio/Brett, almost diaper quality. The citrus draws too much attention to grain, stinging body, carbonation too high. Descent, but I’d prefer less harsh front, wheaty back appreciated.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Specific Gravity, Salisbury Md-Light yellow pour w/a moderate white head. appearence kind of worried me, looked a little week. Light yeast aroma. Had some yeast, some grain/grass, a little sweetness, some hoderate hop flavor. Fairly dry w/a good amount of carbonation. Pretty smooth & easy to drink. Solid brew, not as great as some I’ve had from these folks, but soild.
On a personal note, finally caught up on a ratings backlog which has been going up & down for the last 3 months! Gonna have to go sample some new brews tomorrow!
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good Saison expression, not much nose but a good palate and flavor, plus a little of that chalkiness that makes for the best Saisons. Super clean finish, I’d give it another try if I found it.