tennisjoel (1326) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with minimal head. Aroma of vegatables, lemon, citrus, herbal. Off flavor that detracts. Somewhat dry palate. The one thing that I don’t like is there is an artificial component to this beer, perhaps it is the spices used. While not overpowering, it is still present. Lower tier in the saison style, for me at least.
GenDV138 (5519) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Clear light golden yellow with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of herbs, spice, light citrus and funk. Tastes of herbs including rosemary and thyme, spice, light funk, some citrus fruit and peel. Medium body with a dry finish. Tasty herbaceous saison.
radio_nowhere (1370) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into tulip glass, hazy darker golden color with white head. Aroma notes of farmhouse yeast, pale malt sweetness, parsley, citrus and light spices. Taste adds bread, sage, rosemary, lemon zest, mild fruit, somewhat tangy, grass and light pine/earthy bitterness. Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, soft with herbal sweet finish. Can’t compare to other variants but this is nice complex saison.
DCLawyer (2430) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Finally decided to taste the third version of the collab beer, after having not liked the other two. Indeed, these beers were a large part of why I initially shied away from saisons as a whole style, which was stupid of me but still.
Bottle->tulip. Bright gold with big frothy white head. A: tons of herbal spice, grains. T: herbs and spices. Too much spice cabinet buffet in here for me. Yuck.
Stuu666 (9804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours golden yellow, nose is lemon, herbal, vanilla, taste is similar, floral, dry.
OneHotPepper (84) - - OCT 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle, medium gold in color. Smells tangy and herbal. Tart and fresh at first sip with strong rosemary notes. Refreshing and perfect herbal saison.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (9434) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
same base recipe as the Stone and DFH versions, but the aroma was all skunk...and in a brown bottle nonetheless. flavor much better, but definitely different. not sure what they did different in the process, but easily the weakest of the three. 2012 release an improvement...still my least favorite of the 3, but better
hotstuff (4811) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating on 8-18-2012. This bottled beer pours a small white head that is fully lasting, transparent yellow body, very little carbonation observed, and spotty amount of lacing. The aroma is malt, yeast, citrus hops, fruity, and spicy. The flavor is lightly bitter, citrus hops, spicy, herbs, fruity, sweet, malt, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer has a lot going on and I probably missed some aromas and flavors. This is a Saison that is not your typical Saison given all the various aromas and flavors. Thus, it is worth trying.
skoisirius (1905) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I almost wanted to copy after4ever’s words on this as I basically feel the same way after reading his review. Halfway through the bottle at the moment and have this spice fueled sensation lingering on my tongue. The perfume basking while sniffing jolted some sensors in my brain to wake me up a bit...quite enjoyable...perhaps one of my favs so far out of this collab series!
Darkmagus82 (2218) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-4-12
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice clear amber color with a one finger head of just off-white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a sweet and malty smell with lots of fruit of peach and apricot as well as a bit of toffee and some biscuit and bready malt smells. Along with these aromas are some lighter citrus and earthy hop mixed with just a hint of lemon.
Taste – The taste begins with a quite bready and sweet flavor with the sweet being a mix of the lighter fruits that were detected in the nose (peach and apricot). A little bit of orange and grape work their way onto the tongue more toward the middle of the taste, with them being joined by a somewhat grainy flavor. Toward the end, the apricot and peach really intensify and mix with a little amount of an earthy hop flavor and some light hay, leaving a nice fruity sweet and bready flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lower side for a maibock of 7.0 % abv. with a carbonation level that is average. Overall a little thicker body may have been better for the heavy sweet and malty flavors of the brew, but overall the feel was alright.
Overall – A very easy drinking maibock at 7.0 % abv. with a nice big sweet and bready taste. Well worth a try.