Sammy (8095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 Bottle claims it as a saison. It has is a root beer malt liquor character and is difficult to drink beyond a point, particularly with high alcohol and high carbonation.Thanks Jason b. Finished next day-then the barnyard appears in fullness!
Strykzone (4480) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at ESBLS at my house. Thanks Jason R. Darker brown with an off white ring. A sweet fruity and yeasty aroma. This tastes a little like candy. Dark and interesting fruit flavors with a lot of malts. Alcohol is not tasted at all which is impressive. This is not like anything I have tasted. Unique and tasty. Good stuff.
ajnepple (1685) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma and flavor of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, dark fruit, sugar, light spice, herbs, pepper, grass and floral notes. Full body with soft carbonation. A smooth and complex sipper.
Brouwerij (893) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unnumbered bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours a ruby brown with small, off-white head. Almost no lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity, plum, spice, mildly herbal, belgian yeast and slight alcohol. Flavor is again very sweet, strong fruit, plum, peach, with a caramelized malt, mildly spicy and herbal finish. Really opens up as it warms, strong spice and herbal. Alcohol is well masked. Moderate carbonation, medium body, and mildly dry finish. Interesting, sweet, fruity and herbal. Pleasantly surprised.
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark orange brown pour with a yam head. Roasted aroma, quite malty a little fruity with some yeast too. The taste is pretty full bodied, caramelized malt and little taste of alcohol. Light notes of cumin, and pretty fruity. Finished quite wet. Overall a great saison.
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Falling Rock. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of spice, toasted cumin, sarsaparilla, rum raison, toasted caramel and cocoa. Lighter medium body.
crajun (894) - , Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at brewery as part of a sampler set; they say they change this each month so I doubt this is in the right spot; had on 7/1 at brewery. I liked it but it was the least like saison for a saison that I have ever drank. honey amber pour; slight medicinal and back end and strongest saision ever
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Lightly funky aroma with lots of earth and dark fruits. Roasted malt, a bit of alcohol, sweet burnt sugar, licorice, root beer, and a little bit of spice. The flavor is really sweet and a bit sugary. Dark fruits, root beer, and burnt sugar. Light earthy funk, some roasted malt, alcohol, and spices.
onceblind (3674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Oskar Blues HMLS. Clear dark brown with a faint spotty light-beige head. Aroma was lovely with a nutty hazelnut tone, with dusty hay, and a sweet hoppy grassy tone. Flavor was biscuity and sweet-nutty and grassy, with some Saison maltiness and a dusty barn funkiness. Sweet and funky.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich & earthy aroma with plenty of yeast and grass. Dark brown body. Flavor is very rich and malty with a yeast finish. Some chocolate in there.