ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
Thewade (261) - USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve been a fan of this for years. Great price for a nice, smooth farmhouse ale. Refreshing.
baraciisch (1505) - USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden in color... Aroma of citrus, floral notes... Sweet sugary notes... Flavor is dry, earthy, grainy... Notes of funk... Solid
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hockeybeerguy (544) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed May 10, 2013.
Pours a somewhat hazy yet clear yellow/golden color and leaves the same colored body with a two finger white foamy head that dies immediately. There is some moderate clingy foamy lacing.
The smell has some strong tones of coriander, black pepper, and grass appear are up front and some light maltiness comes in as more warming occurs with a super light funk.
The taste is spicy yet somewhat malty and funky at the same time - wow, I like this. There is a light lemon in the aftertaste that leads to a dry finish.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium, comes across fairly sessionable - though I sipped it, one could really pound this if they wanted to. Its pretty smooth all around, big wow - never thought a saison could be this smooth. Carbonation seems spot for me but perhaps a bit under-carbonated for the style.
Overall, the price was $3.50 for a bomber wow, great stuff would definitely have again.
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A solid farmhouse ale. Great mixture if barley and floral ingredients. Golden pour with medium head depending on how fast you are trying to fill your glass! Cheers!
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redlem (1295) - Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lite haze with a dense white head. This is all about lemon for me as that is the main characteristic I get in aroma and taste. Black pepper, yeast, and grassy hops. A nice saison, especially for $2.99/bomber.
smashedbrewer (10) - - FEB 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
the aroma of this beer was grainy and peppery and just a bit zesty the taste was phenomenal I really liked the peppery after taste nice big head and a bright carbonation
PlainsDrifter (74) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium straw color with white head. This is a fizzy beer with slick texture and light body - almost like champagne. Light malt flavor with a tart finish. Very nice.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, bread and grain. Taste is malts, yeast, spice and grass.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010, I think.
A: Golden Cloudy. White sheet. No lace.
S: Brett? Nice sour farm nose.
T: vinyl, Brett flavor. Grain and bitter rice.
M: thick for the style. Hi carb, good for the style. Thin style slick on finish.
O: good. But not that great. A saison, yummy. But not something I would trade for.
Serving type: bottle
Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/7/2013. On tap. Pours golden yellow with a white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, spice, bread, light fruit and citrus. A little tart, but with good balance of fruit, malt and yeast. Very nice.