mile (3292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, faintt fruitiness and citrus, light yeast. Body is medium, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor, light fruitiness, light citrus and hoppyness, faint yeast. Finish is average, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish,light fruitiness with light citrus and light - some hoppyness. Aroma lacks fruitiness. Decently hopped but could be drier.
Alusmamuts (727) - LATVIA - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber clear with good creamy white head. Hops and herbal aroma. Dry moderate bitter herbal taste, some sourness. Mild bitter aftertaste.
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and yellow with a large, fluffy, white head. Excellent retention. The bouquet features pale malts and yeast-driven spiciness and fruitiness - white pepper, clove, pear and stone fruits. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is bright, fruity and spicy, followed by a snappy, hoppy, lightly bitter finish that dries out a touch. Nice Saison. This brewer wrote the book on them - literally.
damzz (314) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy pils yellow with a whote head that quickly dissipates leaving no lacing. The aroma is faint yeast and malt. The palate is medium body. Taste is a spicy citrus. 12 oz bottle I appreciate a low gravity saison. Anyway, if it was brewed for the workers, why do it at high gravity? Appears self-defeating or this a modern take on it?
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Important cloves and bubblegum smear honey-laced straw before herbal hops conclude each sip.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the misty pale straw.
-The soft prickling of carbonation could be more expansive (for the style).
-The cloves are quite intense in the nose.
-Drinkability remains high throughout.
On tap at the brewery taproom.
rjmc64 (35) - Deer Park, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle, orangeish color with big thick white head. Aroma is clove, oranges and spice. Good amount of carbonation. Taste is complex: melon, pineapple, clove and spices.
michcam8 (346) - Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Direct from bootle in MacBoost’s car on way back from Hill Farmstead. Big banana, bubble gum nose. Lemon zest, banana, clove and a little spiceyness. Dry finish. Not bad.
conway (1872) - - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a thick foamy white head. Aroma is floral, oat and clove. Taste adds pineapple, mango, banana and pepper. Medium-thin mouthfeel and light carb. Complex but very drinkable.
nbouchy (13) - Thionville, FRANCE - MAR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beau nez fruité et épicé. En bouche, on retrouve les arômes fruités du nez, fruits de la passion, mangue, lychee, ananas, ainsi que les arômes épicés (poivre, clou de girofle). Belle texture due au mélange de grain, seigle et avoine. Finale légèrement acide, levurée et fruitée, faible amertume.
thornecb (4689) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazed gold into a tulip. Bright white head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Banana and bubblegum aromas. Dry with sweet bubblegum and peppery clove upfront turning to mild tropical fruit in the lasting finish.