ineedbeer (1090) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is dominated by flowers with a phenolic note to help balance the floral note. Lots of calendula with a spicy yarrow note. The phenolics have a light pepper and coriander note. There is also a bit of citrus and a light fruitiness.
Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a big pillowy white head that slowly but steadily recedes. Huge lacing.
Flavor starts with quite a nice floral character along with some citrus that creates a bit of a citrus blossom note. A bit of a sweet honey note. The citrus has a nice lime characteristic to it. There is a bit of a grainy astringency mid palate that lingers a little in the finish. There is a bit of a pepper and coriander note mid palate but this finish is lime and flowers. Medium low bitterness that finishes fairly dry.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Medium low alcohol warmth and medium to medium astringency.
Overall an interesting saison with tons of floral aroma and flavor. That being said, the floral character is a bit overpowering and the astringency is about high.
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emacgee (4305) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft golden pour with one finger of soft white head. Intense nose and floral character. Very herbal, dill or anise. Lots of herb comes through. Some bready notes and spicy yarrow. Light medium body.
Huhzubendah (2827) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.
The beer is orange with a thick white head. Lasting retention and plenty of lacing sticks to the walls of the tulip glass. The aroma offers herbal, floral, and tea notes. Tea and honey flavors, with a pleasant yeast character. Light and easy to drink. Complex and well balanced. Honey sweetness is balanced by tea and herbal notes, slightly dry. Overall, very enjoyable. An outstanding saison.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-01-2012
thinp (21) - Kansas city, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours light yellow with nice white head. Nose is fresh cut grass and some floral notes. Very much a summer time beer with the taste- grass light airy citra and quick clean finish. The flower added did’nt corespond with the base beer on the mouth-left a too dry acrid aftertaste.
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, all for myself. Pour is a glowing, golden honey color with a huge, frothy white head, that seems to want to stick around for quite a while. Really nice sticky lacing on the rim of my Dry Dock tulip. Floral hops, band-aid, herbs, medicinal characteristics, honey, hay, and fresh cut grass in the aroma. Taste is herbal and medicinal, balanced nicely with light spice and floral notes; nice band-aid, straw, and earthy notes on the backed. Medium body with high carbonation. A ton of flavor in this beer and it is highly sessionable. Nice Saison!
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pours with a hazed orange hued body with a large and foamy white head. Aromas are floral and phenolic, peppery, melon, estery, black pepper, grassy. Flavors are lightly sour, floral, pepper,y rustic, white pepper, elderflower. Bitter, light lemon verbena. Mildly tart. Fuller carbonation, lighter body. Lasting floral bitterness.
Gerbeer (2268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow/brown with full head. Aromas of yeast, pineapple, and white pepper with underlying funky floral notes. Definite floral flavors (can’t say what yarrow and calendula taste like) along with yeast, peaches, and lemons. Nice.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at yespr. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma with weak bretty hints. Fruity malty spicy citrus flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus finish.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Hazy yellow colour, big white head. Fruity citrus tart and yeasty like pleasant aroma. Good mouthfeel. Fruity, citrus, tart like, hoppy, bit spice like towards the finish.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750. Pours a light slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is really nice floral spicy, some honey and herbal notes, orange light citrus. Flavor starts sweet with lots of floral notes, slowly giving way to the spice and northwestern hop character into a dry and lightly bitter finish. Medium body and sharp carbonation. Excellent beer