anders37 (21632) - 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.
Travlr (19434) - 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.
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.
bu11zeye (12517) - 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.
Lubiere (12241) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @Ole Bridge Bar Reno-pours a big tight foamy white head and gold color. Aroma is floral, yeast, light malt. Taste is floral/some lemon hops, yeast, light malt.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy notes, bready, spicy notes, caramel and a nutty note. The taste is caramel, bready notes, nutty notes and a yeasty finish. Strong carbonation. Medium bodied.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: March 26, 2011
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy yellow, pillowy white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, touch of peppery spicyness
Flavor: light and spicy flavor, just a hint of sweetness balanced by a light tartness, nice spicyness throughout, fresh lemony citrus
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Toronado SD, FUCK YES! Lightly cloudy gold pour. Medium white head. Aroma is spicy, lightly earthy, lemony, yeasty..damn good. Flavor is really nice. Dry and spicy with some lemon and earthy notes. Very good.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft… Pours cloudy and straw-colored with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet is full of an overbearing clove phenol – great, if you like that particular phenol. I don’t. Light to medium-bodied and mildly creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor approaches perfect balance. Crisp, dry finish with a whisper of acidity.