theisti (3396) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle purchased to go at Uber Tavern in Seattle, Washington. Pour is a hazed orange golden with a big fluffy white head which is quite rocky. Falls slowly and loosely. Aroma is soft herbal floral hops along with a very gentle earthy grain which expresses itself as super fresh cereal malt. Really bright and inviting nose. Taste follows the nose quite closely, with soft floral hops up front with the earthy cereal malt melded alongside. Super clean and delicious. Palate is medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation and the softly earthy grainy finish. A dry mineral
aftertaste finishes it off. A really well done "hoppy" Saison.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy, deep orange-amber hue with a thick, everlasting head of rocky, off-white froth. Dense, pronounced clumps and swaths of lacing are glued to the glass. Quite honestly, it looks like it might be infected, though thankfully that does not play out to be true. The aroma is of pale grain malt, light orchard fruits, and dry, bready yeast, with countering point of floral, peppery hops and grassy herbs. It’s all fairly subtle and mundane, though clean and inviting. Flavors are drier and more bitter than expected, showing a good deal of spicy, grassy hops, along with notes of dusty white pepper, minerals, and yeasty flour crackers. Fruity notes are subtle and mostly indiscernible. The palate is medium bodied and very, very dry, with prickly, lively carbonation and a parching, clean finish. This reminded me of a cross between a Belgian pale ale and a French farmhouse ale, showing characteristics of both. It’s solid, but I was expecting a little more.
BBB63 (6368) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle hauled back by Shawn, thanks: Murky amber appearance but that could be to the travel and the fact I was the last to get a pour of this since it was opened before my arrival. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy (then again there is a hop cone on the label) with some resiny and citric fruit vapours, a bit grassy and herbal too. I also detect a hint of bretty wildness on the nose before wandering off and allowing the wheat and pale grainy malts to be found. The taste is twangy and fruity upfront with a short wheaty and grainy finish, also seemed a bit soapy for some reason. The mouth feel was lively but not as dry as I hoped. An okay brew but seems caught between being a hoppy brew and a more traditional saison and does not excel at either.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2010 750ml bottle from Shawn. Thanks buddy pours an opaque golden orange brown with a huge fluffy just off-white head... Aroma mostly consisted of grassy and light belgiany yeast... Flavors are lightly fruity with more emphasis on grassy bitter hops. Citrus rind bitter finish.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh herbal aroma is lightly spicy with plenty of lemon zest. There is a viscous and oily looking haze to the golden body which is topped by a generous, meringue-like, fine bubbled, large white head that lasts and laces very well. Moderate to strong bitterness with plenty of grassy, herbal and spicy hop flavour. Some fruity esters especially in the aftertaste along with some grain cereal character. Medium body with fairly strong, crisp, carbonation that engages the tongue. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in May 2010.
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz pour at alibi room in vancouver. pours a hazy orange amber with a nice fizzy head and spotty lace. aroma of air freshener, tart lemon, light crisp grass. pine earthy hops. awesome. my favorite of the four through seven series. maybe this is why it was out when i visited upright. glad i have an extra bottle to bring back.
marcus (7188) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy apricot color with a decent beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a funky barnyard flavor with tasty grain and herbs. It’s an interesting version of saison that is considerably more hoppy than most.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Liquid Sunshine X – Olympia, WA
This was a hazy amber color brew with a huge fluffy head. Lots of spice - pepper and coriander. I liked the fruity/sour flavors this brew gave off. This beer finished with more pepper than the others.
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice complex hoppy beer -- in no way an IPA or an over the top beer. Instead, it’s beautifully balanced and beguiling. Tingles on the tongue with subtle spice and bitterness.
mar (4995) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep amber with a white head. fresh honey, bready malts, earth, and spices on the nose. nice on the palate, honey and florals are very prominent in this one, light spicy finish as well.