charule (2123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tired Hands. Poured clear gold yellow with thin white head. Aroma of sweet fancy bath soap. Light carb med bod. Tastes similar to aroma floral sweet fruity.
Leighton (18030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler share in NYC. Pours unclear yellow-gold with a frothy, white head. The aroma is fairly relaxed, some dry white bread, sourdough, lemon zest. Light sweet flavor with baked cereal, bitter hay, lemon pith. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with faint lemony twang, some bitter grains, cereal, straw, dry baked white bread. Fine.
skmikeg (1703) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a straw yellow with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus peels, ripe tropical fruits, black pepper, rye, sour fruits, fresh herbs, and some light barnyard funk. Taste is citrus, tropical fruits, black pepper, sourdough bread, spicy rye, and some light barnyard funk. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a pretty dry, semi bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a very nice Saison that is actually sesionable.
solidfunk (7219) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hard to pick out the grain profile here. Citrusy hops with rye. Some notes of certain barley, and the rye brings some note of sour mash here. Good finish, with notes of grass. Golden hazy pour with ok head and lacing. Tap at brewpub.
Ed5388 (3107) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy straw color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, lemon zest, grass, and bread. Taste of light sweet citrus fruit, lemon zest, hay, grass, and white pepper.
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy golden pour with white fluffy head. Light yeast, spice and citrus aromas. Light spice, yeast and lighter citrus flavors.
ClarkVV (5559) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Swingtop, 2/4/14, from Jesterdeal, drunk on 2/16/14
Lovely golden-pear colored body is topped by a smattering of white head that recedes to cover. Light haziness to it that increases as I get towards the bottom of the growler.
Very light tartness in the nose, just a hint of lactic-like cheesiness followed by dry wheat and oat cream-like notes and floral hoppiness that mixes with pepper phenols. Extremely dry and clean, no flaws or alcohol.
Light bubblegum, pears and wheat creaminess in the mouth with a touch of lemon zest spiciness from the hops, plentiful pepperiness from the yeast and a soft but ample body showcasing the supple texture provided by the different grains. This swingtop is 12 days old and it says "Drink within 48 hours" which I initially took to mean, after opening. But I’m thinkin they meant within filling...Anyways, my rating definitely reflects how this would be fresh on draft, not 12 days old in a growler. Pretty frickin good. Thanks Jesse!
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright in citrus, murky in yellow appearance. Strong notes of rusticness, cardboard and hay. Heavy on the rye. Refreshing, though, and easy to drink.
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light yellow with a spicey rye bite. Taste is grassy, with spice and lemon. Not bad.
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Tired hands, 1/24/2012. I prefer this over the H.C.S I sample right before it. Really beautiful flavor of fresh cut grass, zesty yeast with a chewy mouthfeel from the oats the brewer uses. The flavor is balanced with sweet grain and a nice level of bright citrus hops. The finish is clean and real refreshing. This would be great in the summer but also works well in the cold of January. Great classic example of the style.