shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/15/2010: Victory Saison du Buff... Aroma: Very much like the other two versions, but probably more closer to Stone: Lots of rosemary with some thyme and citrus peel. Appearance: Cloudy pale golden yellow with a dense white to off-white crown. Flavor: Floral and soapy with the herbs coming out more in the middle along with tangy malts; citrus pithe and a growing bitterness come through in the finish. Palate: Medium-bodied, maybe even pushing medium-full; soft, yet slick and nicely oily. Overall: Also very good, a very much like the DFH and Stone versions; I liked the DFH one the most, followed by the Stone version and then just slightly behind is this one; the flavor and herbs are a bit more subdued in this one, but for the price Victory is the best deal at nearly $1/bottle cheaper than the other two... Go figure!
12 fl. oz. bottle (6.8% Alc./Vol. / 11 16 2011). Rating #360 for this beer.
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Lost Notebook Files Beer #11. Pours golden with light head. Hints of nutmeg and sweat. Smooth and refreshing. Good summertime saison.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours a clear golden color with decent head. Aroma is a blend of herbs, hops and yeast. Taste follows but adds citrus and some light malt.
mar (4786) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 batch. Gold pour, white head. Nose is honey, old hops, florals, yeast and earth. Easy palate heavy honey note, backed with stale hops, florals, earth, and light spice.
tbrim (1) - - JUN 14, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome bouquet. Wonderfully crisp. Just a delightful beer overall. This is one of my favorite beers.
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RobertDale (3341) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Andrew! Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, spice, and grass. Taste is lemons, yeast, mint, cloves, malt, and florals. Nice.
fidelis83 (1908) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to joshmcg000. Slightly hazy gold pour with a thin, long lasting bright white head that leaves a surprisingly nice amount of lacing. Aroma of sage, ginger, wet limestone, light cereal, a little tart stone fruit, and some nice, slightly funky yeast. Flavor is cereal, stone fruit and toast up front, leading to the spicy ginger, sage, and peppercorn middle and a nice, spicy, floral and lightly biter citrus peel finish. Light to medium body, slightly creamy entry, moderate, slightly sharp carbonation and off dry finish. Really good stuff.
olr1984 (1043) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours a light yellow with white head. Grass and floral aroma. Peppery lemon taste.
Awktoberfest (287) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 I love this style and this beer...high carbonation...nice spice in the nose.. A little tart..not a real dry finish as you’d maybe expect... A mild sweet finish.. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
boto (1827) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle: This one pours a hazy, golden color. There wasn’t much of a white head on it, and what was there didn’t linger or leave any lacing. It has a nice aroma. Somewhat musty, with lemon and grapefruit, wheat and some peppery notes. Interesting taste. Some tartness, wheat, spiciness, bit of bitterness, lemon, a touch of yeastiness and breadiness. A very nice Saison. I hope they do it again!