TURDFERGUSON (4037) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
almost clear golden, small white lace that all but fades. Nose is bit drier than the other two. But it still tastes like rosemary medicine and its not generally refreshing at all like a decent saison should be.
coolfunnj (349) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 aroma of piney citrus with plenty of spice and yeast...clear almost pure yellow liquid with slim pure white head..taste..spicy citrusy almost like a lemon cough drop very drinkable..light and fizzy feel long lemonade like finish..overall great summer beer and model of the style
mixmasterob (1042) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, poured a pale golden, no real head. Aroma was of pale malts, grass, some earthy hops, and a bit of spiciness. Quite unique for a saison. There is a subtle thyme presence as well, maybe some sage. Pale malt flavors up front, lots of floral hops and some spiciness. Drinks super smooth, dry finish with a light bitterness. This is by no means your traditional saison, not much yeast character here, nice a hoppy. Unique and very good.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, grass, fruit, pale malt, herbs, thyme, rosemary, sage, grapefruit, and light citrus. Poured yellow/gold in color with a small, white head that lasted throughout around the edges only. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of light pale malt, hops, herbs, slight grass, thyme, sage, and rosemary. Medium body. Lightly tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter, grass, herb, sage, thyme, and hop finish is lightly dry.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, fresh from grape & gourmet and once upon a vine southside. pours a bright, clear gold with a thin, rocky, white head leaving light lacing. aroma is great, very similar, yet very distinct from the other two versions with much more pronounced rosemary presence backed by white pepper, lemon zest, sage, and floral hops with just a touch of caramel popcorn as it warms. flavor is very nice as well, maybe not as bold as the other two versions, with the three spices notes of rosemary, sage, and thyme meshing nicely with grassy, spicy hop notes and hints of orange peel with a light, soapy, sweetness on the swallow. palate is medium bodied with crispy carbonation and is pretty damn refreshing. overall, my least favorite of the three versions but a very tasty and unique beer itself.
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Re-Rate from when it first came out, much better the second time around. Peppery, sage aroma. Golden body with thin head. Flavor is filled with floral notes; rosemary, sage and thyme, with a bubblegum finish. A very unique saison,
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got this beer for free in annapolis yesterday. Pours a golden color with a foamy white head. Smells of pepper, pine tree, and ferns. Taste is fairly peppery as well with some pine tree hints in there. The taste of ferns are fairly present in the finish. Very interesting flavors in this one. Perhaps some resin as well.
Dorwart (2498) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin bright white head of fine bubbles with good carbonation. Light and fruity aroma with some white grape, spices (pepper and cinnamon) and some light grainy malts. Color is a nice clear gold. More soft maltyness and spices. Some yeast and pepper. Some saison characteristics. A bit dry and pasty but still decent.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear yellow golden with a medium white head- good lace though. Aroma is real nice- mostly an orange tangerine yeasty smell which mixes well with the thyme being the most prominent spice here- rosemary seems tones down more than the other 2 versions- also more orange zest and citrus oily hops, very fruity from the yeast- 3711? Flavor is still citrus, fruity, tangerine, plus the herbs- thyme gives it some mint and almost a fruit loops character, but then some herbs like grass and maybe even a touch of earthy dusty parsley comes through - dry clean fresh malts, and almost a slight tingly feeling on the tongue from the spices in the end. Dry and refreshingly nice. I liked all 3 versions, but this one is probably my favorite.
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. slightly hazy pale gold under a small white head. has a less lively look than the dogfish with a smaller head and no carbo bubbles. grassy, herbal aroma. flavor is very herbal, minty, wintergreen, and a hint tart. this tastes very similar to the dogfish version but it seems a bit more tart to me.