elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full bodied, rounded, earthy saison with musty notes and white pepper. Well executed, though the pumpkin didn’t come through much. 3.4
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Cloudy mulled cider appearance. Aroma is spice, earthy, light spicy Belgian yeasts. Taste is earthy, lightly bitter, light bit of pie spices. Creamy, thick. Surprisingly heavy.
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy cider colored beer. The aroma is yeast and sweet grain. The flavor is the same.
jkwalking05 (4526) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Cloudy golden orange with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of grain, light citrus, light florals, earthy notes, and straw. Taste is of orchard fruits, earth, citrus and grain.
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a milky yellow appearance with a white head. Really spicy yeasty, bright citrusy, peppery, somewhat herbal, orange fruity aroma. A touch tart, chewy squash, light caramel, orange citrusy, peppery flavor. OK but I like a lot of their other Saison better.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, hazy yellow-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of slight earth, spice, hints of white fruit, hints of a touch of pumpkin, slight biscuit, bread, touch of tart lemon. Taste is earthy, spicy, some lemon into a bit of biscuit, bread, some slight pumpkin type notes, finishing slightly tart.
ineedbeer (1577) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub.
Aroma is fairly floral with a nice phenolic valance of light pepper and coriander. Light pear and citrus esters.
Pours a murky golden orange with a somewhat thin white head with average retention that lingers on the edges. Light lacing and small legs.
Flavor has a light grainy sweetness with a moderately strong floral character. Light coriander and peppercorn notes come in at the end to balance the floral notes. Mid palate some light citrus and pear notes. Medium light bitterness with a light floral hop character.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation; very silky mouthfeel. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a very enjoyable beer with a nice mouthfeel and great water profile. Nice floral quality that isn’t too overwhelming and is well balanced by the phenolics.
sonnycheeba (4797) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy orange/gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is bread and biscuit malt, pumpkin, fresh grassy hops, honey, and light orange peel. Flavor is fresh oranges, herbs, sweet malts, light grassy hops, and honey; dry lightly sweet finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. I question how they decided this was the 15th rated saison in 2009, considering those ratings kind of suck. The beer isn’t great, honestly. Tastes like a typical failed brewpub saison: underattenuated, malty, nutty, mild esters. Some honey, grain. Dull.
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Trinity - hazy gold with a fluffy white head - a very earthy, tangy saison, with a yeasty character not unlike a hefe - medium dry, peppery, with a hint of pear character - just the slightest bit of funkiness to it - the squash compounds the earthiness, but thankfully does not add a vegetal character - dry, dusty finish - quite good.