dbarnold (1126) - 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.
Barreras (1269) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a bright yellow color with aroma of aged citrus like an orange that has been sitting too long. Taste of citrus, orange and lemon, with a mild bitter sour aftertaste. Not one of my favorites from this brewer.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. I typically like saisons, but I found this one a bit harsh and gristy. Also a bit thin somehow. It could have been the keg, but it was a little flat for the style. Seems to lack focus, perhaps too many ingredients.
LilBeerDoctor (3527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of bready malt, oats, pepper, lemon, light fruits. Flavor is initially quite grainy (rice, wheat, oats for sure) with a sweet fruity finish. Overall a very drinkable and enjoyable beer!
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Get Real NY, cask ale festival. Had this directly after Mischief... which this beer doesnt touch. Awesome concept, tasty fruit character.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Growler, via BMan1113VR ) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, grain, nuts, and florals. Flavor of rye, florals, spelt, banana, herbs, light citrus, and nuts with a dry finish.
craftbeerdesign (2250) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/18/10. light golden pour with a slim white head. yeast nose with light fruit. medium body with more layers of light fruits, yeast, candi sugar and lots of grain. sweet finish with more yeast notes.
notalush (5360) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF 2010 - I wanted to like this so bad, especially since it was nice and dry, a character that I really love in a saison - sadly, this one suffers from just too many damn ingredients and a poor hop profile - the grains quickly start to muddy things up - the bitterness is crisp at first, but then becomes increasingly too prominent, and eventually becomes soapy in the finish - lean malts and a flinty character are nice, but the other elements become unpleasant after a while.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden beer with fluffy white head that deflates down to a thin cover. Flavor of light malt, some rye, and a moderate hoppy finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2969) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ GABF! Nice crisp, earthy, spicy representation. 10 karat gold color with a small ivory head. Aroma shows lots of lemongrass, rye, yeast, and wheat. Flavor is similar with a very dry finish. Pretty good.