beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a yellow/light orange. nice two finger head of foam. first notes are spicy with a little breadiness. sparkly with a Belgian yeast aroma. A bit harsh for a saison.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: This one pours a golden color with a huge white head and a bit of haze in the glass.
S: The typical Saison aromas of pepper and lemon with some pleasant yeastiness. A bready malt and hint of sugar round things out, but not all that much in terms of funk.
T: A nice refreshing beer with a mild sweetness to go along with the citrus and spice components. The bitterness is moderate and works nicely the mild funk. Unfortunately, a bit too much alcohol comes through on this one.
M: Crisp and refreshing on the tongue with a bite of bitterness on the finish.
D: This was a really nice beer to have on a warm day out in the sun. Pretty refreshing as a Saison should be and one that I would have again.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very slight hazy golden yellow color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a to finger frothy/soapy white head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Sporadic spots of lacing.
Slightly earthy aroma with hints of soil, pine, peppery spice, faint honey, funk and light fruit notes. Hints of apple and pear with slight alcohol and subtle coriander.
Lighter side of medium body with lots of crisp soft carbonation up front that creates a champagne like effervescence. Slightly slick mouthfeel with a syrupy texture. Slightly funky and earthy with subtle tartness. There is some earthy hop bitterness along with some peppery/coriander spice and light fruit notes, mostly banana, apple and pear. Drinkable but kind of like a Duvel/IPA/honey beer hybrid.
hapjydeuce (921) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at O’Briens in San Diego. Very refreshing! Pale golden color with high carbonation. Saison-style aroma, lots of grassy tones. Flavor is wheat malt, pear, lemon rind and a hint of orange citrus. Finishes with hay and an interesting flavor of wet earth. Simple throughout but highly enjoyable nevertheless.
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice peach colored pour with crazy white head. Nose is citrus, malts and spice. Taste is barley, toast, wheat, light fruits and coriander. Almost like a wheat.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity not wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and oneven of structure. The beer also contained normale carbonic acid in the glass.
The beer has a thick pale color and a light sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is very hoppy bitter with a coriander touch. This beer smells fruity.
HonkeyBra (3063) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with huge white head. Aroma of fresh cut grass, hay, fresh bread and pale malt sweetness. Flavor is dough, lemon grass, mild wheat spiciness. Citrus cuts the sweetness of the malty sweetness very well. Soft carbonation. Hops come out a bit in the finish. Pretty nice offering from Urthel here.
kromamc (192) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
molto gradevole.... piuttosto filtrata al naso erbaceo leggero e toni mielati.... molto beverina e rinfrescante leggermente sbilanciato l’amaro ma nn troppo..
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330 ml bottle from Bootleggers) Pours lightly hazy golden with a pillowy but even fluffy white head. Aroma is lightly fruity with notes of clove, yeast, spice and caramel. Palate is light and soft with a bit of fizz. Flavor of light caramel with clove, light fruit and yeast. Vaguely citrusy/tangy. Medium-bitter bite in finish. Refreshing and saison-like. Not sure why it wouldn’t be classified as such.
Damico (2303) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is phenomenal, like a wheat beer with sweet bready notes, like a pure German hefe. The color is very light straw with a nice foamy head. The flavor is like a wheaty saison that is so smooth. There are subtle spices and sweet notes that also blend perfectly in the flavor.