kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at The Bruery. Deep yellow color with thick long lasting white head. Aroma of hay and spices. Taste of spice, black pepper, clove, hay and slight fruit. Slight bitter finish. A very nice saison.
JoeTheYounger (1179) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2nd rating. Poured a light orange color with 1/2 inch thick head. Aroma was fruity with some cloves and spices. Taste was fruity as well, very dry and mildly hoppy. Medium body. Overall very refreshing. I enjoyed this.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a golden orange color with a moderate white head and a touch of lacing.
S: The rice and rye come through the strongest of all of the grains used in this one. The rye provides some front end spiciness and the corn dominates the back end.
T: A very bready saison without too much in the way of spice or "farmhouse" character. The wheat really stands out here despite its absence in the nose. The finish is lightly bitter with some nice hop earthiness.
M: Light to medium in terms of body with a fairly lively level of carbonation.
D: The strong corn aroma was a bit off-putting to me, but luckily the flavor made up for it. Saisons are a hit or miss style for me, so this was one of the rare middle ground examples.