ChiefP (4) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a unique beer! I grabbed this one as a shot in the dark... man was I surprised! It poured slightly hazy and had the color of an amber cider. It had a slight head that dissipated quickly. Carbonation is very high. The aroma, I detect honey, unknown floral qualities, and maybe even some banana like a hefe. The taste is unlike anything Iíve ever had. The hop bitterness strikes first followed by the added spices tho Iím not sure which ones. It finished very dry ending on the sweet notes. Good beer that Iíll buy again.
jjuf1853 (1241) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Land O Lakes WOB. Victory lead version. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a foamy white head. Great aroma with lots of herbal spice notes. Flavor is quite nice with a spiced tartness up front and lingering herbal aftertaste. Lively carbonation in the mouthfeel.
flemdawg (532) - Naples, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale, hazy yellowish orange body with a small white head of tiny bubbles. Yeasty, some funkiness a bit of cloves and maybe some cinnamon in the aroma. Flavors of yeast, bananas but a lingering bitterness that almost seems overpowering and slightly out of place. Bubbly and effervescent on the tongue. Overall not bad, but the sharp bitterness was somewhat off putting.
rajendra82 (958) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale golden color, hazy body, steady carbonation, and a one finger thick head looked very good in the tulip glass. The aroma was quite rustic, with smell of lavender, lemon, green pepper, and coriander. The taste showcased the floral character up front, with a slightly sweeter notes dominating art first before turning lemony, tart, and dry. Finish had a flourish of white peppercorns as well as bittering hops. The body was light and airy, and overall the beer was very quenching.
Imaena (1868) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Herbal saison with lots of flavor coming through the dry palette.
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geologyguy (741) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
strong notes of citrus...bitter taste on the back end due to this,....good flavor but a tad too bitter unfortunately
finn1918 (198) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Victoryís version. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a foamy 2-finger white head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma is odd... reminds me of lemons, wet hay and spices. Taste is very malty with a barrage of spices. Good light mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Very diferent, and I am not sure if I will ever buy this again.
superspak (2772) - Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours very cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big lemon, pear, pepper, clove, sage, thyme, rosemary, floral, grass, and earthy yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of the malt/spices. Taste of lemon, pear, pepper, clove, thyme, sage, parsley, floral, grass, cracker, earth, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of lemon, pear, clove, pepper, grass, earth, herbs, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of the herbal flavors, with nice malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a lightly slick and very crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice herbal saison style. very nice balance and complexity of the flavors; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one, very well done.
WVHouseofBeer (868) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a vibrant golden color with a medium-sized white head that leaves some lacing. Nice aromas of herbs, grass and fruit (mostly peach). Flavors consisting of the same. Medium-bodied with a sweet finish. Quite a nice saison.
sfontain (811) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle, Victory version. Up front, this is not a style Iím particularly familiar with even after 550 ratings. Pours a pale straw with a medium white head that dissipates quickly into a paper-thin coating over half the top of the liquid; very minimal lacing; not particularly attractive, visually speaking. Aroma has a strange spicy yeasty bready sourness with white grape. Flavor has the same sourdough thing going on, with an astringent, liquid-facewash-esque finish. Hard to believe this is pushing 7% ABV, and while this isnít a bad drinking beer, when you get down to it thereís really no single element of it thatís terribly appealing. This might be a different story in another 1,000 beers, but I just canít pick out all the individual interesting herbs they used to brew this stuff.