radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy orange yellow color with a medium, frothy white head. Aroma had light sweet malts, some light funky floral notes, light hop bitterness. Flavor was light floral notes. Pretty refreshing.
LuckyDog (614) - - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good Saison. Slight yeasty flavor. Good carbonation. I like it more than most excited of the style.
mile (3450) - 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 (1067) - 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 (10123) - 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 (360) - 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 (8619) - 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 (390) - 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 (2060) - - 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.