redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy medium oak color with a small off-white uneven head, floaters. Distinctive 3F aroma, muted and with some pepper notes. Taste is of Vienna malts with the 3F hops. You would be very hard pressed finding any saison characteristics in this one if you were doing a blind tasting. Drinkable but not very pleasant.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish orange pour with a slight head. The nose seems a little malt forward with notes of grains, yeast, and a slight grassy, spicy hop note. Fuller bodied on the tongue than I care for in a saison with a good bit of yeast influence. Lingering sweet finish. Not bad per se, but not great either.
RussianDragon (298) - - JUN 20, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a hint of crimson. Half inch of off-white head. Aroma is hops, malt, bread, sweet fruits, esters, candies. This is clearly past the date when it should have been consumed.
beechner224 (615) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottleshare thanks to DrewFace. Pours clear, weird taste and smell. Is idly sweet and not what I was expecting.
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Super sweet and no funkiness at all. Kind just a honey sweetness that lingers until it becomes intolerable. Just not good.
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, 500th Indiana beer, hurray! - Pours very hazy orange with a big, dense, off white head. The aroma is of resinous hops, caramel, and alcohol. It tastes of big hops bitterness, resinous hops, caramel malt, and yeast. Bitterness lingers on the palate of this... saison? hah! Honestly I’m not sure why 3 Floyd’s calls it one. I like the beer, it’s not great but it’s very good, but I’d put it in the more catch-all category American Strong Ale.
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at mikkeller stefans, thanks for sharing, norwegian buddies! Murky amber with off white head. Aroma sweet and malty; of smoke, caramel, marmalade, yeast and dry dust notes. Taste is more american barley wine than saison, sweet, caramel, alcohol, marmalade, yeast, plus some spicy dry saison notes.
finol (2098) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mikkeller & Friends.
Orderd it since I was in the mood for a hoppy Saison. This was not at all what I expected. Tasted more like an old US Barley wine. Taste of red berries, old hops and some butter. Still a stable brew though.
hirigalzkar (2229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Is this really a saison? It actually tastes somewhat like a barley wine with its buttery notes and strong alcohol. Also notes of cookies, rye, orange and roses. Kind of growed on me after the shock from the first sip.
Livendadream (97) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Blt(cellared over 6 months) pours cystal clear, golden bronze,big thick creamy off white head that lingers forever leaving wicked lace on glass. Smells of brown sugar, biscuit, dried prunes,raisin brand cereal,earth,booze, faint orange and a hint of pepper. Tastes of sweet caramel malts,dates,raisins, graham crackers, torbinado sugar, earthy hops and pepper.Medium body,thick texture,creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation, and a tingly,spicy,lightly bitter finish. Wow! I have not had alot of saisons,but this does not taste like any I have ever had. I taste no barnyard or funk. I aged this hoping it would get funkier,unfortunately no luck and I killed the dry hop flavor.This ale is good but it is not a saison. Reminds me of a winter warmer???? Idk. Anyway its tasty and alot of different flavors going on here but not spectacular.
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a copper amber color with a coating of white head. Aroma has grains, resinous hops, yeast, and fruit. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation on the lower side. Flavor brings in some odd malt, bitter resinous hops, rye, yeast, and some fruit. Such an odd combination of things and certainly not like any Saison I have ever tried.