BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a brightly hazed golden hue with a white head that lasted through. Tree bark, lemon lime zest, and an earthy floral aroma. First thing I noticed in flavor was the juicy hops and the dry finish. The complex flavors changed throughout the bottle. What a fantastic Saison.
Minderbinder (2147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden with medium white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of malt, flowers, pepper. Taste is of bretts, malt, flowers, pepper. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Pretty good. Nice saison.
mathieuc (1661) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Hoppypocket, thanks! Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is fresh, floral and full of belgian yeast. Taste is fruity with a weird bitterness (did they bitter this with the dandelions or some other herbs that are in there?). Higher carbonation level, prickly even. A bit too much for me I think. Overall the beer was good/great but I believe the carbonation killed it a little for me.
czar (4927) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours hazy golden orange with a very nice white head, very good retention and lacing. floral brettiness - very yeasty, oranges, dandelions, seven-up, herbs, spicy graininess. complex microflora. bright carbonation, light body, very nice dry bretty and herbal-forward finish. excellent!
tom10101 (3264) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by hoppypocket, thanks! Hazy straw color with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma of farmhouse yeast along with spicy and floral notes. Taste is yeasty with some spiciness/peppery notes and interesting floral presence. Light to medium body. Lively carbonation. Slightly dry. Good spicy Saison. This bottle was 1+ year old, I would be curious to try it fresh.
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours an opaque yellowish orange with a resilient white head. Aroma is floral, oldish, grains, grapefruits. Flavor is peach, pear, fresh cereals. Finish is floral,oldish, barn, with a good, hoppy punch (grapefruit). Lingering dusty-oldish flavor from what I believe to be the yeast. Light body, medium to strong carbonation. Very good saison.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from last years batch. Pour is hazy golden with white head and little lacing. Aroma is floral, brett, honey, peppery. Taste is floral, light spices, fruityy, pepery, dry and bitter finish. Low body and lively carbonation.
douglas88 (6590) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head.A light herbal and floral nose, big lemons. The flavor is similar with honey, dry flowers, vanilla, more lemons and a bit of lavender. Really nice and despite the unusual dominating herbal/floral elements, it is really drinkable.
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Primarily herbal and vegetative notes, overall a light bodied herbal ale that is incredibly flavorful, finishes with a well balanced light hop.
Travlr (14186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the source with ajax25g. Cloudy golden straw color, fluffy white head, solid lacing. Aroma of dusty, funky, earthy, peppery lemon. Taste is barnyard straw and hay. Tasty.