Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is nice with barnyard, yeast, citrus, and violets. Pours cleanish and Amber with a small head. Taste is clean and wonderful with yeasty barnyard, slight citrus, and perfection. This is a perfectly made saison.
Beerman6686 (6113) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a hazy bright yellow with a white head. Aroma was of pale grain, lemon, coriander , chamomille, and grass. Flavor was similar, mild harness, but a bit too grainy for me without much pop.
Slipstream (2403) - USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 On draft at TH. Cloudy dishwater appearance. Interesting idea, using four different kinds of grains. Smooth, light, complex & pleasantly sour. Cereal grains, citrus, fruit vinegar, clove, and a dash of cider. A good summer release, similar to a Berliner weisse and almost venturing into wine territory. Very good. Is Tired Hands the master of saisons or what?
LilBeerDoctor (3680) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma of grainy malt, barnyard, wet hay, light fruits. Flavor of Belgian yeast, bready malt, earthy malt, light fruits, diaper, wet hay. Simple, easy drinking, classic saison.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, pours light yellow, aroma is typical light spice and yeast. Taste is similar, good Saison, not my favorite taste
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pale hazed blonde saison with a thin creamy white head. In aroma, pleasant fruity malt with bananas, cloves, lemon and thyme, smooth wild yeast. In mouth, a smooth delicious fruity malt witb light banana, cloves, coriander and lemon notes, summer quaffer.
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2015 Really great fruity notes with lean crisp malt character, not funky or tart and not really all that spicy so I guess some people might not think it?s very saison-y but I really enjoyed it as just a good blonde-ish ale that?s extremely drinkable.A lot different than years ago. More tart and fruity. Quite good.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at TH. Cloudy pale gold pour, light and elegant looking. Fresh citrus and pepper in the nose, dry leafy hops and earthy grains. Gives the impression of a fine table beer, not far off their grisette in some sense. Playful mouthfeel, a bit of a bitter and dry finish. Flavors are like good fresh bread infused with citrus and spice. Enjoyable session brew.
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a soft straw blonde with 1.5 fingers of sticky white head.
Aroma is very earthy, borders on turned fruit and citrus. Some peppery notes.
Flavor shows earthy yeast and some bread dough. Over ripe citrus and a peppery/spicy quality.
Very light and dry.
pilgrimoutlaw (884) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours golden with creamy white head. Bread, wheat, grains, citrus, herbs, cooked vegetables. Moderately bitter and sweet. Aroma was quite unique, but somewhat unpleasant. Kind of spoiled this beer for me.