durhambeer (2396) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful pour with huge white head. Hoppy... grassy hops, white sage, white pepper. Hearty malt presence. Nice body. Would love to drink more of this.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to an unknown BA for opening this up at the Rosso release. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pour yields a Texas Longhorn color with a nice white head and a bit of lacing as it moved down the glass. The nose brings forward some mild citrus rind and stone fruits plus a bit of yeasty spice. A bit tame, but nice. The flavor hits much harder with a good bit of breadiness as well as fruit and spice. Body is medium with really nice carbonation. A solid beer from Upright, a brewery that hasn’t disappointed me yet.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-20-2011
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is hops, toffee, and spice. Big herbal tone upfront with an astringent hop bite on the backside.
dchmela (2405) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Portland. Hazy light orange amber pour with a thick white head. Huge herbal aroma, notes of citrus peel and mint. Very complex. Smooth clean malt taste with hints of caramel, citrus and more herbal, fruity notes. Wonderful, clean crisp saison with complex flavors that keep you looking for more. Awesome.
dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle from Bruery Provisions Store). Pours a hazy dark golden color with massive off-white head. Aroma has some spice, ripe banana, dried apricot and florals. Taste has a moderately sweet malt backbone which is followed by some hop bitterness and then ends with a sourish note. Its seems a bit off. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Finish is dry. Not as good as 7, but a decent saison.
Ratman197 (7614) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of dried hay, light spice and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, eartrhiness, some herbal notes and light spice with a crisp dry finish.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a huge off-white head that is retained quite well. Nicely fruity with a lot of sweet citrus as well as some pears, apples, and peaches. Mild spiciness on the nose and flavor, mostly white pepper but a little nutmeg too. Flavor is a bit sweeter than expected with lots of wheat and bread malt qualities. Some floral hops are also present on the palate as well. Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of riversideAK. Pours copper and hazy with a nice white head. Smells of citrus, perfume, some underlying funkiness, crisp, dry malt. Tastes of wildflowers, dry malt, peppery, with a dry, spicy finish. Excellent beer!
emacgee (3433) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright cloudy lemon rind yellow with one finger of white head. Nose is spicy with notes of pepper and juniper. Spicy flavor with lots of hop bite and spice, some evergreen. Astringent hop bite.
changeup45 (1558) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle form 5000. This pours with a huge fluffy off-white head on top of an amber body. Excellent retention on top. Pear and apple show immediately in the aroma followed by a healthy whiff of banana, with funky yeast, and some clove spicy scent. It’s a nice intro to what was then expected to be a very good Saison. The flavor doesn’t disappoint. The palate is crisp, slightly tart, and refreshing. Sweet citrus, tart apple, and a little lemon zest comprise of the fruit flavors. It’s a bit funky with yeasty notes, wheat grain, pale malt, and a substantial hop bitterness. Dry finish. Very nice balance between the sweetness, slighty tart fruit, and hop bitterness. Very delicate but quite a bit is packed in 5.5%. This is a really good beer. I now need to try more from these folks.