beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite of the sampler tray. This golden yellow ale had citrus and pear notes and was pleasantly crisp. Nice small hop kick withh some saison spiciness.
mcberko (4056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Upright Tasting Room, pours a cloudy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast in the very signature Upright way, some crackers and not much else – this is very subtle. Flavour is very light and refreshing, with light yeast, very dry crackery malts, finishing yeasty and dry. Super light and refreshing, but quite a bit of flavour for 3.8% beer. Solid session saison, but nothing spectacular.
Pawola22 (3104) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the tasting room in Portland, OR. Pours a hazed yellow colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is bready, crackery, and somewhat peppery with a good amount of yeast and a bit of an earthy hop backing. Flavor is similar. Yeasty and somewhat peppery with a bready, crackery wheat malt backing. Touches of fruit and an earthy hopping as this finishes somewhat spiced with a medium-light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a slightly creamy, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty straightforward Saison, but tasty and easy drinking. Some spice, yeast, and earthy hops balance the bready, crackery wheat malt backing. Not bad.
boFNjackson (3580) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Upright’s Tasting Room... Poured pale, golden-yellow with a frothy white head. Creamy, mild palate with a decent amount of carbonation. Some biscuity, wheat, cracker-malt that has some nice hop tones to carry it through. The yeast wasn’t pronounced here as I would hope. A little bit of floralness and spice before a drying finish.