douglas88 (8177) - 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 (939) - 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 (20945) - 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.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
January 2012. Bottle while in Portland, OR. Pours cloudy straw yellow with a foamy white head. Bread, spice, yeast and grassy notes. Dry, crisp finish with lots of hops showing through. Fantastic saison.
solidfunk (7231) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy golden pour with pillowy head and great lacing. Aroma of hibiscus and some hops. Finishes a little bitter. Average carbonation. A little basement musk in here as well. Bottle thanks to Liam.
Sammy (10891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 Unique and refreshing saison. A bit high carbonation. SOme funk, apricot, apple, hops, orange. Like a farmhouse as much as a saison.
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - APR 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
98 percentile atm and I still consider this under-rated. Pours hazy light amber, small but lasting head. Aroma is floral, lemon, mild citrus, brett. Flavour is tangerine-like, effervescent, earth, peach. Finish is a bit of lemon and straw. First beer with flowers I’ve liked, if it were cheaper it would become my regular go-to summer beer.
poisoneddwarf (2249) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml wine-like bottle. Just kidding! I just read that annoying NY Times article. Okay, maybe not so funny. Geez. This beer pours a hazy cantaloupe hue with a large cream-colored head that sticks around for a nice long time; after it recedes it leaves some nifty-looking lace; a constant skiff and island of foam remain on top of the liquid down to the last drop. Aroma is extremely floral and yeasty, with banana, barnyard funk, and custard notes. Taste is not nearly as impressive as the aroma, but it’s not bad. It’s lightly sweet with a firm hop backbone; leaves the mouth dry. Seems a little thin and watery. Overall, again not bad, but there are a lot better farmhouse ales being made right now. I would like to try more from this brewery, but this is the only one available where I live (that I’m aware of anyway). As a sidenote, this beer comes in at a staggering wine-like 5.1% ABV!!!! Joking, really.
Beerdrinker79 (1988) - Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle- Pours hazy golden with a two finger white head and nice decorative lacework. Aroma is very floral, sweet similar to honeysuckle, not sure what the flowers they use here smell like, but it smells like intense honeysuckle, some dry hops. The taste is the same, a little less sweet, but floral, dry finish. Body is medium and carbonation is lower than expected, but medium. Enjoyable summer beer, too bad it’s cold and rainy.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml shared by emacgee - thanks, dude! Nice deep golden pour with a fluffy, rocky head. Nose is nicely soft yeast and apple with dry spice, but opens up to include some lovely tartness and mustiness in the taste, like a weird Fantome with sea salt and yarrow. Addition of flowers creates a sense of ripeness, too, and there’s also a strong iced tea vibe too.