kermis (6966) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Beer Temple. Pours hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma of citrus, peppery saison yeast, fruity, light funk. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
JulienHuxley (4231) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the BeerTemple, shared with caesar. Lightly hazy gold pour with generous foamy white head. Aroma is nice and peppery, quite hoppy, peppery yeastiness, nice grassy hop, light citrusy character even, pretty clean. Taste is nice and spicy, nice yeasty spiciness, peppery, with agrassy bitter finish, quite dry. Palate is a bit thin, med carbonation. Good saison, but could be a bit more robust for my taste.
caesar (5792) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ BeerTemple, medium sample. Slight hazy yellow color, medium frothy head. Aroma of spicy yeast, bit peppery, slight grassy hop. Soft bitter taste, bit sweet. We used to call this stuff belgian blonde beers, but now letís hop on the saison-bandwagon. Decent stuff though.
baraciisch (2300) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel golden orange in color... Aroma of dry earthy hops, light soap, lavender... Flavor is slightly fruity, stone fruits, earth and pepper... Light earthy hops... Tastes almost like an English bitter with a floral finish... Average at best
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cbfobes (2686) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at International Tap House in St. Louis, pours a murky amber with an off white head and lots of lacing in the glass, the aroma is soapy with a good amount of citrus hops at the same time though, flavor has a hoppy front end with a little bit of cereal and earth flavors in the finish, kind of a different mix together, not bad.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden with a good head and great lacing on the glass.
The aroma is leafy & earthy with some pepper, some herbal bits, and a nice yeastiness.
The flavor is earthy with a great minerallity. Itís dry and packs a nice bitter punch. Itís got lots of leafy & herbal hops along with some light peppercorn character.
Certainly the sort of Saison I dig.
smallfry (166) - - DEC 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Tap) way too hoppy. Kind of nice but unfortunately too out of balance. Oh well.
Malter_Sobchak (7) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
wish there was a bottle date, as i expected a little more from this and wonder if it's just a bit too old. hops on the nose but not enough on the palate, seems a little dead. a solid saison, just not as good as i expected it to be.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with a large foamy white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, hints of oxidation, grapey hops, mango and herbal hops. Flavor was very herbal, slight barnyard, rose pedals, honey with a dry finish.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle -
Itís been awhile since I had a saison this enjoyable. From the subtle tartness, to the yeast and phenolic 1-2 punch, and the overall brightness of this beer....a damn fine beer to be enjoying on hot California afternoon.
Darker than usual for a saison, it pours out a cloudy copper color with a rich, thick merengue-like head. Aroma is floral, zesty-hops, yeasty...lots of phenols and fruit. The acidic bitterness of this beer on the palate is soooo refreshing. Like the essence of fruit without the cloying sweetness. Reminds me almost of a Belgian ale combined with a saison (arenít they almost one and the same?). Worth every penny at $10/bottle.