jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear golden with a nice white head fades... Very fruity, excellent lacing, kinda dry, medium body, decent flavor... Kinda like an approachable flavorful saison...
RobertDale (3399) - 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 (686) - 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 (1019) - 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 (2601) - Williston, North Dakota, 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.
jefcon (1376) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose full of yeast and wheat and a little black pepper spice. Full and lush on the palate without being creamy. Long and friendly; very well-balanced.
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pale gold color with a good sized white head. Aroma is of straw, heavy bread dough, yeast, and light lemon. Taste is of yeast, grain, light lemon.
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Works for this 102 degree day. Look is clear, whitish head, golden in color. The smell is yeast, hops, wheat, lemon, and ok. The taste is fruit, lemon, orange, yeast, wheat, and ok.
Beerenberger (1414) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hay, barnyard, and florals on the nose. Pours a greenish light yellow with a foamy, mostly diminishing, white head and no clacking. The taste follows the aroma. Wheat, florals, yeast with a dry crisp champaign-like finish. Medium-light body with crisp carbonatin. Overall, I like a crisp dry Saison and this fits that criteria. Will drink again.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a dull hazy yellow gold with a rapidly subsided white head.
Aroma: Classic perfumy, bready Belgian yeast.
Taste: Husky grainy pale malt, spicy Belgian yeast, a touch fruity. Very low bitterness. Finishes with quick yeastiness.
Mouthfeel: Lively prickly carbonation. On the thin side of medium bodied.
Overall: A beautiful, simplistic rendition of a saison. This is exactly what I want out of a saison, moderate alcohol and no gimmicks.
NikkTwist (1583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Good Dog. Yellow green straw pour with a slim foamy white head. Grapefruit. Floral saision with a dry finish. Thyme. Green banana. Pumello. Lime. Straw. Works reasonably well.