iguanodon (66) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Henry’s 12th St Tavern Portland OR. Pours cloudy gold with a thin white head that fades quickly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is spice, straw, sweet caramel. Taste is spice, black pepper, sweet malt. Nice palate thicker than it looks.
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good & dense yellow head over metallic orange beer with a fine cold haze; some lace. Spicy nose, alcohol & orangezeste, liqueurish; kind of sharp. Sharpish, citrus-spice-alcohol, exactly like the nose, if maybe more specific, and with a rather metallic bitter finish. Faintly aromatic extra fruity flavour, bit rosewater or ripe pear. Finish shows a copper taste. Medium bodied, alcoholwarming (if lightly so), slick to oily. Sharp. ish. Saison? Please don’t make me laugh.
Theydon_Bois (3387) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Upright, PDX, 25/05/13.
Lightly hazed pale golden with a thin off white head.
Nose is lemon rind, bitter orange, light spice, farmyard, grass, straw, herbal notes.
Taste comprises spice, grass, touch of booze, fruit notes, corriander, light funk, barnyard, lemon zest, herbs.
Fuller end of medium bodied with moderate carbonation, a little booze in the finish.
Decent enough saison but the obvious alcohol doens’t lend towards the crisp finish I expect from a saison.
Ferris (564) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - Hay, honey, sweet yeast. Smells more like a strong Wit. Hay, fruit esters and Belgian style yeast. Just not my cup of tea.
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Beerman6686 (3186) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a medium hazy orange with a white head. Aroma was light spices, caramel, yeast, sweetness, and light grassy. Flavor was similar, more like a belgian ale than a saison. A bit too sweet and caramely.
jkwood04 (2404) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy golden with a thick, lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spices, some light fruits, pale and caramel malts, floral hops, and light citrus. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good saison.
vtafro (1904) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle golden pour with white head. Slight spice and Belgian aroma tones. Flavor is nice clean and light.
skoisirius (1215) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and tap. My favorite of Upright table saison series...of course, the full-bodied selection!
anders37 (12965) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with weak hints of citrus. has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
jackl (2827) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends bottle shop. Deep gold with a pillowy white head. The nose is of apricot, citrus fruits. Light orange peel and grapefruit. Barnyard funk. Yeast. The taste is mildly spicy. Peppered pineapple and grapefruit. A bit of marshmallow. Angel food cake. Soft and pillowy mouthfeel. Not as aggressive as I thought an 8% saison would be. Overall, fairly pleasant stuff.