kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(fest rating) Draft @ Boonville Beer Fest. Pours a hazy, effervescent, whitish-straw color; fine-bubbled white head with solid retention and lacing; attractive beer. Lots of mineral and herbal bitterness (touches of grapefruit, even); some creamy toasty grains play out well behind it; zesty, hop-driven nose with some touches of honey and vanilla. Medium body (or less); high carbonation, moderate acidity; slightly creamy and non-astringent; lively, zesty herbal and grassy hop character; following the nose, solid amounts of toasty grains and vanilla and honey; certainly saison-like, beautifully dry and lightly peppery (and lighter bodied), with a load of herbal and mineral bitterness; great, great stuff. Refreshing and well-made. When The Bruery nails their attenuation... Lasting, toasty finish, showing a complexity of grains and lasting touches of citrus bitterness.
BrewBoxer (1551) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Awesome color. Huge fluffy head. Takes a long time to go away. Good easy drinking yeasty saison
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kp (10887) - 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
pilgrimoutlaw (641) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whole Foods. Pale blond color with moderate white head. Bread, clover, coriander, pepper. Pretty light bodied. Fairly sweet. A little bit light for me but a decent enough beer.
BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured into a 25cl glass from a draft at KnB Wine Cellar’s in San Diego, Calif. Color was murky, dark yellow. About ½-inch of head. Slight lacing on the top.
Smells were wheat, grains and earth. Fairly flavorful. Some citrus and grapefruit in there as well.
Lots of flavors that worked off the tongue. First taste was a buttery, fruity taste. It then gradually went to more of an apple finish.
Somewhat refreshing, but still had the butter taste which was a bit much. More on the high carbonation side.
I was a bit disappointed after trying some good Saisons the last month or so. I probably wouldn’t get this again.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Local Habit. Golden yellow with medium white head into tulip glass. Aroma of yeast, spices, and a hint of lemon. Mouth feel is very smooth with moderate carbo. Taste of spices up front and finishes with a yeast taste. Great beer.
gsmitty80 (1680) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy yellow with two finger white froathy head. The taste was very grassy and hard to pick out an individual grain. I thought it was very nicely done and the other folks i was with thought it was a great summer beer.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - 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.
jrob21 (2170) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brickstore. Corn dominated aroma. Pour is a deep orange with a growing sculptural white head. Flavor is mostly rye smoothed out by a little oat and barley to give you some body. The grains dominate an otherwise spicey and fruity drink. An interesting take on an interesting style.
Maverick34 (1910) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from B-Tiger, pours a cloudy pale yellow. Lots of rye and grain aroma, some yeast. Decent but took away too much fromt he sweet saisony tastes IMO.
hopscotch (8367) - 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.