b3shine (5974) - Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a hazy orange with ample off-white head and lively carbonation. Smells yeasty, spicy, hoppy, and earthy. Tastes like it smells with a nice, dry mouthfeel. A good example of the style.
cbfobes (2596) - 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 (3399) - 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 (107) - - 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 (4569) - 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.
Beaver (1363) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, a bit of a slow gusher. Pours hazy golden orange with a huge growing bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet wet grains with some soapy hops.
The flavor is sweet woody grains and light fruit with green hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.
Overall, a decent saison. Very easy drinking with nice hops.
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Seems like a pale ale base all farm housed up. Nicely done though not a standout. Crisp and lightly hoppy. A little barnyard going on, but subtle. Another that is good but too much in the 750 format. I like 5 & 6 better."
argo0 (11726) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Enormous rocky off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some kiwi, spicy, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some mango, spicy, light bread. Medium body, lightly watery, light acidity, fairly drinkable.
jkwood04 (4244) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a big, fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, spicy yeast, light fruits, pale and caramel malts . Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid saison but not the most interesting.