bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet tart dust, florals, herbs, cereal, grain, and horseblanket. Flavor of herbs, methol numbing properties, brett, earthiness, some lacto, and grass with a dry finish.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a cloudy yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of lemon, floral, light straw and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, barnyard, light citrus and a hint of leather with a smooth dry lingering funky citrus finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2009. Pours clear light yellow with an average, frothy white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, cereal, meal), light hop (flowers, herbs, grass), heavy yeast (sweat, horse blanket, barnyard, cheese, earth, musty) with notes of grape, apple, pepper. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. Brettanomyces character.
adnielsen (9085) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 bottle @ Armin’s post-Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Gusher but it didn’t appear so at first. Cloudy, yellowish orange appearance with a white head. Fairly spicy, nicely floral, tangy bretty, spicy pineapple/lemon, lightly earthy aroma. One of the best aromas of an incredible saison tasting night. Cinnamon spicy, fairly spicy, refreshing lemon spritzy, somewhat tangy/lightly sour, nutmeg spicy, a touch woody flavor. Bravo. Bravo. Bravo. One of the best Saisons I’ve ever had. Should have shared this with Scott and co. Funky, spicy, fruity, refreshing. Fuck yeah. I guess I’m rating way higher than anyone else, but sweet jesus, this is just about perfect right now.
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL at Campdown Brewdown. Pours a full haze murky white
peach. Weak head. Nose is lavender soap, salt, lemongrass, and ginger. Sort of like a Grandma’s house aroma. Taste is soapy and malty. Bitter chemical
freshener. More like a witbier from the spices. Quite tart and salty/buoyant.
jtclockwork (8424) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #38 shared by Paul at tasting at my house. Pours cloudy gold with off white head. Nose/taste of spicy breads, yeast, mint leaves, menthol, lemongrass and herbs. Medium body.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012-08-18. Lightly hazy dark yellow body, modest white head. Odd perfumey floral aroma, lightly funky. 6+ Flavour is malty with a bit of fruity sourness, pale malt, floral hops. 6+ Average plus palate. not loving the floral character. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 shared by Dickinsonbeer
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at James’ place. Pours a very hazy gold with a medium sized white head. Minty, eucalyptus, medicinal, but still rather nice, very herbal and bright musky yeast. Medium bodied, spicy and still a touch herbal, but not in a bad way. Minty, herbal, spicy with a touch of juniper. Long herbal touches, spicy yeast. Nice and quite different.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL 2010 bottle, thanks Aaron! Gusher bottle, but nice hazy yellowish pour with fluffy white head, aroma has notes of nice lemon, brett, nice funk and some nice floral, spice notes, touch of vanilla, milky notes but nice with yeast. Taste is lemon, nice vanilla, biscuit, floral, tropical fruits, hint of pine and slight lactic acid but very small, finishing nice and fruity and tart. Balanced, tasty, delicious.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A rustic, dry, floral and spicy Saison. Excellent beer respectful of the style
How: Bottle 750ml, kind-of-waxed top (lazy waxing here). Not sure of exact age but consumed about two months after receiving the bottle from adnielsen, thanks a lot Aaron
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose is very rustic/dusty attic, an intrinsic spiciness sensation akin to white pepper, lemon zest. Taste is sharp. Crisp malt backbone that seems an equal mix pale malts, crystal malts and wheat. Strong rustic yeast character. Spiciness of the minerals kinds (salt, white pepper, etc.). Dust. Lemon zest. A nice hopping that is part wild flowers and party dry grassy yellowed grass. Dry grassy bitterness. A kick-ass true Saison. A great true-to-the style Saison from Colorado, one the 50 states where people believe their pride and patriotism is above average compared to the rest of the country.