nimbleprop (3914) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a clear gold with one ring of white head. Nose of white grape, white peach, grass, yeast. Flavor is lightly sweet, honey, apricot, unripened peach. Clean finish. Solid.
callmemickey (1869) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly hazy golden colored body, medium sized white head, nice dense lacing. Strong yeast profile, light citrus and floral notes, assertive cereal presence. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, dry, somewhat chalky on the palate.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy gold color, light head. Flavors are yeasty heavy, some sweetness with light hops. Crackery malts, bready flavors. Not bad, but not my favorite saison.
beerbill (3200) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear pale straw gold with a massive white head. There are lots of carbonation bubbles streaming up through this uber-carbonated beer. Pain in the ass to pour. The aroma is yeast with some bready malt and a bit of grapefruit. The flavor is predominantly yeast with a bit of spiciness to it and not much else. Dries out on the palate almost immediately until it is very dry at the finish. Not a fan of this Saison.
crazyvin (1804) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a pale yellow color with a thick white head that faded to a thin coating. Lace was nice. Aroma had mild notes of yeast and some spices. No real fruity notes. Flavor was similar. A little to one-dimensional for me. Carbonation was light as was the mouth feel.
Jow (1684) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear golden with nice spice and fruity nose. Tastes of spices, grass, tropical fruit, hay. Crisp and refreshing.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at GABF 2013, multiple glasses. Juicy, tropical, fruity aroma with muted Belgian yeast character allowing it to be a clean, straightforward pilsner malt and pine / citrus hops with minimal yeast esters (banana and apple and apricot and pineapple). Little yeast presence so the malt is a little rough and carbonation is a tad fizzy. Lightly sweet with moderate to strong bitterness. Clean and drinkable but not a saison that grabs my attention much.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity, light yeasty, hints of citrus, and quick clean and easy finish. Nice.
jfb (3174) - GERMANY - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a hazy golden-yellow colour with a frothy white head. aroma of apricots, light alcohol and powdered sugar, with a hint of kiwi, peaches, banana and pale malts. flavour is mostly the same, with prominent notes of herbal hops, dandelions, dusty pale malts and a hint of alcohol in the semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - clear dark golden beer with a little white foam left; aroma of banana, pineapple and hints of bretts; a good malt backbone, gentle acidity, hay and ripe fruits in a quite long finish showing some hop presence