SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Suttree for bringing this one to the Brewer’s Jam Hotel Tasting.
Slightly hazy orange body with a persistent off-white head.
Floral, fruity aroma. Some spice with a hint of licorice.
Lightly sweet flavor with some spices and a bit of dryness that attempts to creep in there, but doesn’t fully succeed.
Surprisingly decent Saison.
rajendra82 (988) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The packaging of the beer in a 750 ml., corked, and caged bomber added an air of authenticity. The first pour was clear and bubbly, and the smell was floral and sweet. The smell lacked the funky brettanomyces character that I usually enjoy in these beers. The taste was also smoother and little more industrial than authentic farmhouse. The floral, sweet, and earthy flavors balanced masterfully, but the tartness was mild at best. Easy to drink and pleasing, but I kept missing that spicy edginess. There was more hop bitterness than normal, and the was tending dry.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky yellow with a foamy white head. Has hints of sour fruits, foral, and beliguim yeast. Finishes tart and bubbly on the palate.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is another one of those beers that is really good, great aroma, consistent with the style, but isn’t a knockout. At the prices, there are better Saisons.
mattan (7) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pale yellow color; strong fruity aroma; gets slightly more bitter as it goes; too bubbly.
theviolet (173) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not too much yeast. Lots of spice and citrus. Big white head, foamy and goes away a little quickly. Cloudy bright gold. Slightly metallic taste, some spice, good bitterness in the finish. Don’t like it too much. Great bubbly mouthfeel.
Suttree (5646) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy yellow, with a fairly sizey head. Spicy aroma, with a whiff of vanilla and sage, maybe some other herbal notes, too. Pretty tasty, with a vaguely sweet edge at first, then some spicyness. Perhaps some apple flavor as it warms. Also a bit more full bodied than I expected.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very solid effort from Victory, whose Belgian styles have been hit or miss of late. It’s a more fruity, buttery brew than one customarily associates with saisons, but there’s enough grass and earthy stuff happening, with mild spicing, to make it all work. Big body, generous head, and in general a solid beer.
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. good saison. refreshing, somewhat cloudy, some funk, earthy. mild spice. very drinkable. light hop presence. would love some more
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle, dated July 3, 2007. Pours very cloudy gold with disappearing whitish head. The aroma is oatmeal, farm, strawberry, and pork. The flavor has a zesty kick at first, then some farmy hay notes, significant amounts of earth, and a tingly hoppiness throughout. The finish is honeyish and leaves a spicy aftertaste. Prickly mouthfeel.