yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is slight grassy and herba. Bitter and grassy. Slight peppery. Mild fruity and hoppy. Lingering fruity and dry herbal. Bitter and dry finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Growler) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of nuts, grain, coriander, and yeast. Flavor of florals, yeast, banana, coriander, and grass with a dry, moderately bitter finish.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler, RBSG bus. Clear amber body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, rye/spicy, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some spicy. Light-medium body, watery.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mode: Hand Bottled
opaque orange, thin fine head, drippy lace,
sweet and spicy aroma with a hint of lemon,
dry with lots of complex flavors, nice spices, light bitterness, touch of orange
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Princeton-on tap-pours a thin off white head and dark amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt with some sweetness, fruit, some perfumy/spice. Taste is light/medium malt with some sweetness, peppery, secondary spice hops. Semi drying finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand-bottle courtesy of Dickinsonbeer, sampled in November of 2006: Pours a hazy copper with a wispy-lacing off-white head. Complex earthy floral peppery spiced aroma has a good sweet biscuity malty presence. Body starts sweet and full with a floral hop flavor and bitter earthy balance with lots of bready yeast. True to style and enjoyable.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A semi-barnyard and semi-dry fruity Saison. Slighlty below average for the style
How: Growler shared during the RBSG 2011 bus-trip
The look: Cloudy golden body topped by a small off-white head with medium retention
In long: Nose is moderately barnyard with also standard belgian blonde ale yeast fruity esters. Taste is fresh cereals, some hay, cobweb, flowery spiciness, some tropical fruits, dough. Creamy mouthfeel. Not really dry, not really sweet, just very plain cereals. I love Saisons and tend to overrate them but this one didn’t excite me. It was just ok as a Saison. But although this particular beer wasn’t all that good, the RBSG bus trip itself was quite extreme and we drank a ton of beer. But let me assure you that there was nothing inappropriate about my behavior during that bus trip. It is my age that was very inappropriate for my behavior.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler on the RBSG bus trip. Pours gold with an off white head. Spicy yeasty aroma with light floral notes. The flavor has spicy yeast, lightly sweet malt, and floral hops. Pretty good.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, citrus, orange peel, and coriander. Taste of citrus, lemon, more orange peel and coriander, and a touch of alcohol in the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Hope. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden with a medium white head. Aroma is spicy, phenolic, coriander, light citrus and orange peel but not exaclty what I would expect in a saison. Flavor is lightly fruity and sweet iwth a moderate carbonation. Some light spice throughout, but nothing too funky about it. Seems like maybe they didnt use the traditional saison yeast strain?