50belair (2646) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle gifted to me by my good friend Seth, thanks bro. Hazy straw yellow pour with a frothy white head. Yeast and cereal aromas. Big saison characteristics with lemon zest, light citrus, and spices dominating the show. Light and flavorful with just enough body. Good carbonation. I never really picked up any barrel notes, and I am assuming it was a very dry/light white wine. This would be a show stopper on a warm summer afternoon. Well done...
drfabulous (4337) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml thanks to Greg. Big thanks. Pours a clear yellow color. Saison. White wine. Grapes. Lovely nose. This is fantastic.
swoopjones (6535) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, great saison, blondeish pour medium body. earthy, slight pepper notes, musty white wine, some oak. Floral saison notes. Nice mouthfeel. very good
Homer321 (2369) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bus RBWG. Nose is hay, straw, light citrus some pepper. Taste is just as satisfying. Dry, light tartness. Citrus zest really shines. Lemon, orange. Tangerine. Wow.
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Cracking cereals, white grapes, guava and pepper thrive before tartness seals this elegant creature.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the hazy sunshine.
-Cereals are beautifully outlined from aroma to finish, which is rare for Saisons.
-The mouthfeel is smoothly effervescent.
-All flavors are balanced and easily approachable.
Clownoisseur (325) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bytemesis, thanks Mike! Pours a golden-yellow, small thin white head that fades quickly, leaving very little-to-no lacing. Aromas of oak, musty grapes, hay, light sourdough, earthy hops and bit of barnyard funk. Taste is light. Body has minimal carbonation, so the flavors resonate nicely and linger a while. Very vinous in nature, oaky, musty...light bread/hay sweetness over the middle...semi-dry, semi-sweet finish with a light tartness moving into a funky oak. Enjoyable beer!
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared on the RBWG brew bus
Hazy straw yellow with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma is fruity. Taste is tart, fruity and salty
Stine (1641) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Initially clear as glass, lighter than straw, with a gray tint. Funky nose, layered and sophisticated; baked golden apples, cardamom, pungent rye spice. Dandelion petal, dust, champagne vinegar; a lactic characteristic here, with some vanilla and lavender. This is marvelously deep.
The flavor is stately and confident, quietly complex, less active than the nose but more satisfying. The wicking acidity together with the jagged spiced rye malt is incredible. Sharp acetic edges are bathed in soft fruits; apricot, preserved lemon.
Gravel and brine define the stony, acid washed mid palate. Texturally soft but appropriately intense. White wine like finish with juicy, tart lasting impression. The radiant acids are foiled brilliantly by the dark forest rye sensation. Amateurishly, I mispoured the bottle to unleash too much sediment too early, and will need to try this again to compare.
Ferris (6237) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Some feet, lemon citrus and light sweetness. Pale clear yellow with a thin head. Tart, lemon, grassy and lightly herbal. Decent.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5168) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the February 2015 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 16.9 ox brown bottle this beer oured a very pale yellow color with a large fluffy white head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was tart, sour, citric, fruitya nd had notes of bubblegum and phenol. The flavor was tangy, citric, vaguely fruity, bready and had a strong bubblegum presence. Long finish with lingering bubblegum. Medium body. Decent.
cpetrone84 (1568) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is pale golden yellow, light haze, white head that dissipates quickly. Nose has some tart grape skin, light notes of sulfur, grassy hop, pepper and lemon. Taste has a bit less sulfer, a bit thin, light tart grape skin, faint grassy hop, moderate bitterness in the finish. Carb is very low, a bit buttery in the finish.