Phillies08Champs (686) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at THBC. Pours a hazy beige with some head. Nose is cheese, yeasty aldehydes, and pale malt. First sip is similar with a mild farmhouse finish.
jredmond (5297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source with Linh prior to Chinese New Year 2013. Pours a hazy orange with lacing. Aroma is funky tangerines, light yeast and Somewhat estery. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of yeast, tangerines, grapefruit, light booze in the finish. Very nice, RIP Kurt.
dmac (3990) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub after Hand Farm release. Poured a dark gold body that was slightly cloudy with an average sized foamy mostly white head. Aroma is classic saison notes but 2X strong as Farm Hand, the spice..pepper..odd citrus notes are doubled and the tropical furits, buble gum, and dough becomes more apparent. Medium to fuller bodied along with average carbonation and slight heat. Flavor of tropical fruits, lots of spice, white pepper, wet toast, hint of cloves. Solid I liked it altough strong.
PhillyCraft (3167) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft, pours a hazy, straw yellow with creamy white head, very good lacing and head retention. Aromas of saison yeast, stone fruit, and spice. Taste is saison yeast, mineral water,slight peanut butter, must, and pepper. Sits in the mouth nicely with a crisp finish. I can see where people are coming from with the saltiness but it’s still a nice saison and easy going for the 8 percent.
callmemickey (2660) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden-orange body, large frothy white head, soapy lacing. Big, bold grapefruit and spicy Saison yeast. Fits right in with Avec Les Vons Veux. The finish of the nose is down right uncanny. Flavor exhibits grapefruit, stonefruits, white pepper, a little must. Medium to full bodied, appropriate carbonation, slightly earthy finish.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tired Hands yesterday afternoon. Pour is a cloudy golden-yellow color with a thick, rocky white head of foam. Great retention and lacing. The nose carries moderate saison yeast along with some stone fruits, and just a bit of alcohol. Flavor has good spice and a nice body that’s fairly thick for a saison, but fits in line with bigger beers like Dupont Acev Les Bon Voeux. Some citrus through the finish to complement the stone fruits. Easy drinking, especially for the ABV.
dagimp (714) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at TH. pours a Pino Gris yellow but with more haze. Mild yeast aroma with melon and grape aroma. Little to no head or lacing. Mouthfeel is very moderate but dry and slick. Taste is reminiscent of a lighter Grand Cru. Dry, sweet, mild yeast, bit o alcohol flavor but not much heat. Really liked it. Could have drank a pint or two easy.
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GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Tired Hands. I ordered this as the "Nirvana beer" but the staff I don’t think got the joke :/ Pours a full haze, deep orange/gold with a creamy buttermilk foam. Good lacing. Herbal nose with chamomile, mint, sage, some chemical cleaner. Taste is herbal but very chalky with some yeast suspension dustiness. Mouthfeel is salty, dusty, not my thing.
ReggieDunlap (3049) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a creamy medium white head. Aroma has some grapefruit and rind...mild boozy note...citrus. flavor has some nice spicy qualities...peppery but seasonal at the same time...having trouble picking these flavors apart...definitely rind and grapefruit with a hint of a white wine note...the faintest salty note. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry, lightly winelike, and warming.