scottw86 (1089) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is clear yellow with a thin white head. Great aroma of vegetables, pale malts, and grass. Taste has a lot of lemon, with some grapefruit. Vegetable and grass are also present. A good amount of herbal spices. Overall pretty good! I liked the dogfish head version, and this is about as good.
HonkeyBra (3235) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange pour with a very slight head. Aroma of spruce, herbs, some citrus. Light pale malts and a bit of earthy fresh grass. A bit of mint too with some dough. Flavor is herbal, decently bitter, with light doughy sweetness. Lively carbonation over a light to medium bodied. Finishes very bitter. Pretty nice, on par with the Dogfish head version.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent bright golden with a spotty-lacing ring of white head. Has a fresh herbal and grapefruity hoppy nose with a hint of lightly biscuity sweet malt. Starts with good fullness and a touch of doughy sweetness with a nice fresh resiny citrus hop balance and bitterness with a floral lemongrass and black pepper complexity. An enjoyable and quite drinkable saison.
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear liquid yellow gold with a small white head that quickly fades. Aroma of lemongrass, ginger, saison spices, parsley and sage. Taste of parsley, sage, ginger, lemongrass, citrus and yeast. Nice summer brew.
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20100901 12oz bottle from State Line. Clear dark golden with small but lingering sudsy head. Aroma is mostly hoppy with lots of sweet and orangey citrus, some herby sage and bay, and hints of fresh red bell pepper. Mouthfeel is a bit light with underwhelming carbonation that doesn’t quite scream saison. Light yeasty phenols, bubblegum, dill, mint, are overcome by resinous and citrus hops. It’s actually a pretty tasty beer, but seems a stretch to call it a saison -- maybe more Belgian IPA. In fact, it reminds quite a bit of the delicious though somewhat more aggressive Flying Dog Mad Bitch. Finishes somewhat sweetly and limp, with only ghosts of herbal and resinous hops lingering.
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The new droid app is way better.... clear pale yellow, small head... very herbal nose, big aroma of thyme... flavor profile follows suit, w a ton of drying hops, very very herbal... medium bodied, spiciness makes it bigger....
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of saison spiciness, fruity yeast notes, Ginger, lemongrass and other spices. Flavor of and excellent citrusy saison. Spices are def there but not overpowering. Better then Stone version.
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazy golden color with a small white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of lemongrass, herbs, parsley, citrus fruits, and toast. Taste of citrus, lemon, parsley, toasted malts, and a dry finish.
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at stateline by robert.... Pours a golden orange color, decent head. Nose of spices, lite tyme. Taste is more enjoyable than the DFH version. Little spiceyness....tyme, rosemary, flowers with a small hop bite? Light and fluffy texture. Not bad, but nothing I would buy again
JohnnyJ (4217) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the bottle shop. Pours a clear gold, thin white head. I love the aroma, sage, hops, herbs, and hay. Flavor is similar, but less spiced, more bread and sweetness. Tasty Saison.