GT2 (7692) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz courtesy of argo0. Poured a clear, light straw with a healthy, fizzy white head. Aroma of detergent, lemon, honeysuckle, florals. As it warms some mild acetone comes through. Taste is dry, soapy, light. Inoffensive, light, more like table saison.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of argo0, thanks! Hi carbonation. Aroma of lemon and straw. Taste is lemon, pepper, slight funk. Nice.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Large white head atop cloudy lemon yellow body. Aroma is medium sweet, yeasty, orange, some lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, yeasty/spicy, some orange, light lemon. Fairly dry finish. Light-medium body, some effervescence.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2010. Pours a medium gold with an ok white head. Aroma is light biscuit, toast, pils malts, bready, lemon zest, toast, peppery, spicy phenols. Flavor is mineral, green grassy, minty hops, lemon and spice, pepper light dough, yeast, phenol and mostly dry. Ok.
beersearcher (2265) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A solid if mostly American saison. Not overly funky. Very good summer sipper. A little spicy but primarily mild and unassuming.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some nice subtlety in this saison. Start with a thick foamy head and a golden pour. Nose is a bit weak with thin bready and soapy aroma. Thin but crisp taste with dough, barnyard hay, faint citrus and a little copper bite. A quick but poignant finish. Well balance and not too bad.
presario (4521) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Super carbonated. Cloudy yellow. Fluffy head looks like a Hefe. Lemon, banana and soft Saison scent. Lemon, Hefe and soft peppery spice make up the initial taste profile. DUSTY. Nice spring beer but more like a peppery Hefe than a Saison or maybe I am splitting hops.
3fourths (7764) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nose is green apple skins, champagne grapes, lemon and candy sugar; mostly clean; smells like sparkling cider. medium sweetness up front; ample hop bitterness to accent the drying and astringent finish. mostly clean yeast; medium to heavy candy sugar sweetness; somewhat flabby/watery body, but overall a surprise. a mix of astringent dryness/hop bitterness, with lightly sweet transparent candy sugar that would taste awful if it were under-attenuated. thankfully it errs on the side of too much dryness, but it’s still not that great. a surprising beer from these guys, at least.
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very pale hazy yellow with a huge half glass white head that won’t leave. Aroma is spicy floral hops, grassy, sweet. Flavor is spicy, fruity, light hop, yeasty notes.
Sammy (8017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks JMBH for a spot-on saison. Opaque fruity colour, modest head. Spicey saison, very drinkable and nicely malted. nly minor draback was a bit much carbonation.