jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy yellow in appearrance with a good sized white head. Aroma is of citrus, grain and yeast. Taste is of citrus, lightly toasted bread, and grain.
ilovedarkbeer (2711) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a oily hazy yellow color. Nose: lemon and bread. Taste is peanuts, citrus, carbonation, lemon zest. Not a huge fan.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a big white head covering a golden colored body. Aroma is floral with pepper, bread honey and a few fruity esters. Taste is apple, spice, dryness and pears. Dry mouthfeel, medium levels of carbonation.
mar (5247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky golden pour with a ring of white froth. Nose is heavy musk with fruits. Easy on the palate with a huge musk flavor
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, 2008--thanks to mbirder for the extra! Clear light golden with a one finger white head, fading to a thin ring and tattered film, and just a little lacing. Aroma of some banana-y Belgian yeast up front and lemon zest, with some spicy coriander and white pepper behind with some pale malt. Flavor is much the same, with the lemon and banana notes being the strongest, but by no means being sweet. Finishes dry with a slightly herbal hop note, and bitterness peaking around a 2-3. Moderate spritzy carbonation with a medium body. A very good US saison.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mucho thanks Captain Cougar for this beer which is served in my little Karmeliet tulip: Frothy white head over the top of a hazy waxy yellow body and there is plenty of spotty lacework upon the glassware. The aroma had an initial very STRANGE hit of bacon, where in the hell did that come from? Anyway it is gone now leaving a more Dupont yeast driven spicy and grassy vapours on the nose. Nicely spicy and biscuity. The taste is sort of straight forward with lots of yeasty character with some old hop spiciness upon the finish but it seems to be missing something to really excite the palate. Sort of "not bad but sort of forgettable: beer palate if you ask me. Fruity and ginger based tones last long after drinking. Like I said, this is hardly bad but after the The Bruery Saison Rue I had before it, it seems a tad tame... sorry.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from JB185. Thanks!
Pours an attractive hazy lemony gold color with a big fluffy white head. Smell is yeasty, citrusy, wheaty and with some coriander like spice. Taste is spiced, wheaty, lemony, quite yeasty and a touch sweet. Very bright, and refreshing with a medium body and crisp bubbly mouthfeel. Not my preferred style, but a good, flavorful example of it.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice straw colored yellow with a small white head and heavy carbonation. Nice sweet ginger and spice on the nose. Maybe a little mango and/or tropical fruit in the background. Honey, yeasty fruit hits you in the front and then boom it is gone. Turns crisp and dry and finishes with just a slight after taste. Beautiful beer, this could hurt you in the summer.
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My bottle (12oz) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- courtesy of TheEpeeist. Pours a hazy bubbly gold with an average size foamy white head. Aroma’s awesome, it’s spicy, fruity and yeasty along with some wheat and floral hops. Delicious flavour of Belgian yeast, spices, lots of fruit, some sweetness and a lightly bitter, dry spicy finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. I loved it!
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Cloudy light orange with an average creamy/fizzy white head (4-).Dry and tart aroma, some definite yeasty funkiness but mostly lightly sweet with a bit of lemon and grassy bitterness, somehow it seemed "milky." The taste seemed more hefe than saison - yeasy and spicy, but lots of juicy malt to it, plenty of floral bitterness and coriander - ultimately dry and not all that sweet, unlike the aroma. Slightly thick-bodied, only mildly carbonated, a nice spicy zing to the finish (ginger?). I really liked this - creamy on the palate with a spicy kick - it held up remarkably well.