yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark copper amber color with a medium sized creamy head. Nose has a strong spicy, bready and yeasty saison base with a strong bitter citrus hop finish. Probably should have started with this beer the day i was there instead of having it last since it seemed a little boring by comparison to others, but by no means disappointing. Flavor is a maltier saison, strong earth and spices with a resin hop finish. Medium light body with appropriate carbonation with a crisp, dry finish.
TheEpeeist (3414) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler, a few days old from the source. Not an attractive muddy brown with whitish froth. Nose is green banana, rye, musk, toffee and citrus peel. Medium body with soft carb. Taste is rye, banana, rind and pith; maybe some papaya. Super hoppy but restrained enough to let the saison character emerge.
boxofrane (2272) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma has a big rye bread quality. The taste has a mix of spiciness and bitterness. Very good take.
Ed5388 (2315) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy brownish/orange color with a finger of fluffy off white head. Nice fresh aroma of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit skins, and toasted malt. Taste of toasted malt, grapefruit zest, lemon, ripe pineapple, and hints of pepper.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tired Hands the first time I went with Vinny and Tom. Pours murky brownish red with a bit of cream-colored head and lace. Aroma is blood orange peel, some bitter lemon zest and Belgian yeast, some subtle spice. Taste is very slightly funky with a ton of citrusy, bitter hops in the finish. Palate is firm without being cloying. Interesting beer.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to yourefragile. Served in a Tired Hands wine glass. Medium amber. Short head. Earthy nose with some citrus. Dry with a good bitterness. Nose is my favorite part.
PhillyCraft (3516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Tired Hands with Tom and Pat. Pours a murky glowing plum color, no head, good lace. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, coriander, saison yeast and other spice. Taste is hoppy for a saison, very fresh, balanced well. A little bit of rye, tired hands was a very simple rustic place.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz draft at Tired Hands. Pours light brown with thin off white head and lacing. Nose is very light caramel malt and a slight funk of saison yeast. Taste caramel malt, hop bitterness is present but the slightly floral hops are pretty muted, with a bit of a metallic finish.
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jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours hazy amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is floral/spice, light malt, yeast. Taste follows. Occasional.
Damico (2720) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper in color with a bright white head. The aroma has light sweet notes, almost like a wheat field from the saison yeast. The flavors of a lighter hoppy red ale come through on a clean body saison yeast notes to round out the brew. Nice on a hot July day in PA.
jmm635 (892) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a slightly red amber color with a thin head. Aroma that is most noticeably hoppy and spicy. A touch sweeter and fruitier than the other saisons sampled.