radarsock (644) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just an all around pleasantly sweet Saison, portraying notes of honey, grass trimmings, edamame, farmhouse yeast, spent grain, candied lemon, straw and noble hops. Perfect summer beer. Iíd buy more if it didnít rain so much, as itís kind of a bummer drink when itís damp outside. New England is uneven like that.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Enjoy by Dec 26 2013. Pours golden with a thick white head and a big bretty nose. Flavor is some sweet malts with a a little spice and a good bit of horsey funk. Not what is advertised, but is very tasty at this point. Only other bottle markings are 36 12 1644. Purchased at Friar Tuck in Springfield, IL
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a hazy straw color. The head is perhaps creamier than Iím used to in the style; nonetheless itís a beautiful three finger white shade. It retains fairly well and leaves moderate lacing on the glass.
S: Once the brew opens up after sitting for a spell, notes of coriander, black pepper, and fresh cut grass appear across a neutral malt canvas. Subtly funky, as well. Really pleasant and well executed, but fairly standard for the style.
T: Spice esters (such as coriander, black pepper, and pine) are the first thing I note on the palate, before the aforementioned subtle funk builds on the midtaste. Mild yet defined malt sweetness, lemon notes, and touches of hop earthiness finish this one off. The spiced qualities return on the aftertaste. I like the depth this provides in general; I wasnít sure what to think of the flavor profile initially, but it really grows on me after a while.
M: I find little to complain about the general feel; itís appropriately crisp and light, drying on the finish. It really comes across as being írefreshingí, too, without coming off overly carbonated.
O: This is the Hop Stoopid of saisons - why do I say that? Because itís a high-quality, no frills interpretation of the style fantastically priced by bomber standards. That, and Victory could really stand to put this in 6 packs. Still a really good saison regardless.
ClubGonzo (3215) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Kraddelís TdG 2013 tasting, Antwerpen. Pours a slightly hazy light orange body with a medium white head. Nose is floral grassy hops, pale malts and hints of saison yeast and herbs. Taste is yeasty tones, pale malts, hints of straw and hay. Medium body and carbonation. A pretty decent and fresh-tasting saison, though not terribly exciting otherwise. Still solid.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours light golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, a touch of spice and a large grain and honey character. Flavor has more of the honey and sweet fruit, light belgian spice, not particularly dry, Finishing still bready and sweet with a lingering spice. Medium body and crisp carbonation. Refreshing
JStax (2399) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy copper with a white head of foam. Aroma is grassy, peppery, sweet herbal tea. Sort of bretty. Taste is peppery and sweet with just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Nice stuff.
Cool_Bond (916) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good scent. The taste is really good with a little bit of sweetness. Really good ale. Got this beer from the owner of Beer Authority NYC John Byrne. Thanks to him!
finn1918 (178) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly hazy but brilliant gold with a huge fluffy white head that recedes to clumps across the surface. Some visible yeast sediment that collects at the bottom of the bottle/glass as it sits. Aroma is citrus, Belgian yeast, barn, and hay. Taste is sweet malts, tart citrus, and a dry, hoppy finish. Light mouthfeel with some carbonation. Very refreshing. This is a pretty darn good refreshing beer for the price (about $4 for a bomber).
ryanscourt (462) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy lemon. Herbal. Big agressive flavors, but crisp and not overpowering. Long lingering spiciness and mild bitterness. Very good.
kraddel (2034) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brought by travlr , @ rampkrot.
pours clear, yellow, very small white foam. smell is very old hops, honey, pee ( dude... )
low but sharp carbop, bitter, malty , some sourness