ineedbeer (427) - 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 isnít too overwhelming and is well balanced by the phenolics.
sonnycheeba (2532) - 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 (3216) - 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 isnít great, honestly. Tastes like a typical failed brewpub saison: underattenuated, malty, nutty, mild esters. Some honey, grain. Dull.
notalush (4460) - 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.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Creamy white head atop really hazy yellow - nice looking beer. Nose is hefe-like esters and a punchy yeast and hay. Flavor starts as the nose, with the clove and yeastiness forefront. Pumpkin/squash is evident in the middle, and, as advertised, gives the beer a creamy appearance. Finish is lots of white pepper, hints of spicy herbs. Nice, clean, easy drinker.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at All Colorado Beer Festival. yellow with white head. Yeast and malt in nose. Flavor is bitter, very dry and fruity with citrus at end.
RSRIZZO (1841) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the All Colorado Beer Festival in Colorado Springs on 11/7/09. Color is a hazy yellow gold with good carbonation and a nice white head. Aroma of orange and spice. Starting with a lighter medium body it goes down with a creamy mouth feel. Finish is Hefe like with flavors of orange, coriander, clove and white pepper. This is one of the best Saisons I have had in a while.
BeerandBlues2 (8468) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours hazy yellow with a small, rocky white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, cereal, meal), average hop (herbs, grass), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of clove, apple, pear, and pepper. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.