beastmaster (333) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy pour at twisted pine. Solid saison. Fuller saison. Medium body well carbed. Funky. Simple. Wheat, yeast, hay, and funk
Doofgoblin (339) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sort of average.Aroma is of fresh dough, banana, and very faint lemon/spice. The taste is somewhat lemony with a bit of spice and yeast. Finish is clean and sweet. Appearance is a typical yellow with little flecks of something floating about. Overall, it’s fine just forgettable.
ajnepple (2553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brooks Place, served in a tulip. Orange hazy appearance with an off-white head and sticky lacing. Aroma of light Belgian yeast, herbs, spicy hops, bready malts, floral notes, toasted grains and light fruity zest. Similar flavor, crisp with mild bitterness and light sweetness. Average body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty tasty and refreshing for $3.
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: very light yellow, with a bold, bright white, bubbly, foamy, fluffy head and significant, persistent lacing. Aroma: typical saison aroma, with some funk, a bit of pineapple and graham cracker, maybe some mango. Taste: lime, honey nut cheerios, green grapes, lemongrass, light funk, hint of sea salt. Finish: slightly dry, with a bit of herbal bitterness to balance the funk. Notes: Certainly not the best saison I’ve had, but absolutely respectable. Bottle from Buddy’s (drive through!) Beer Barn in El Paso, Texas.
Bobblehead (55) - Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a glass, golden color, minimal white head, lively effervescence, nice floral aroma, soft hints of spice, a good beer.
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a particularly spectacular saison. Honey, lemon, pepper, with a slightly watery finish.
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Comes a cloudy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, fruit, and spice. Taste is malt, banana, yeast, spice, and grain. Pretty good.
jeremyh70 (778) - Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy pale golden with a good white head with great lacing. Aroma has biscuit malt with Belgian yeast banana, coriander and pepper spicing. Taste follows aroma with biscuity malt flavor along with some banana, coriander and pepper as well as a honey sweetness. Finishes with some sweetness and pepper. Light/medium body with crisp high carbonation. A little too sweet for my taste and somewhat over carbonated.
GarrettB (1096) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 19th, 2012 - Twisted Pine has produced an excellent contribution to what ended up being the beginning of an American wave of interest in saisons. Like many others in the same class, this is a cloudy, unfiltered looking beer, with a light yellow patina, protected by a centimeter or so of otherwise uninteresting foam. The intrigue begins in the aroma, with banana, bread, walnuts and a light acidic edge, giving a touch of sharpness to a sweet, bread smelling brew. The flavor is mild, though thick with the aroma’s banana bread notes. A lighter carbonation and medium-soft aftertaste lead to a lovely, thick intensity, with a rich eggy touch and the lofty sweetness of a custard or flan. The palate itself is light, and unlike many continental saisons, lacks the dry scratchiness of the heavier grain notes preferred by the style’s progenitors, which I stereotype to be thick-necked French peasant farmers. Apparently we modern Americans take our saison with a touch more delicate sweetness, and I like it.
jake65 (2729) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a bright golden color with astounding clarity. A finger of rocky white head leaves a light topper and small ring throughout. Aside from the yeast, there is not much to the aroma. Very minimal florals and grain. Similar description for the flavor; yeast, florals, and spent grain. Heavily carbonated. Sessionable.