elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light, golden yellow, with just a slight bit of haziness and a thin frothy head. Esters dominate the aroma, with a grapefruit and lemon character. Some spices are also discernible in the background. As for flavor, a citrusy-sour tartness dominates, with a bitter aftertaste. Practically no sweetness in this beer. There is some yeasty flavor, as well as a grassiness. Alcohol is not particularly high, but definitely discernible. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side and with a tingly carbonation, all of which contributes to a sense of lightness and makes the beer drink relatively fast. In sum, not the best saison I’ve ever tried, but definitely in the ball park for the style. Nice collaborative effort, especially considering that at least two of the breweries (Stone and DFH) are not known for this style.
nearbeer (4386) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bb Nov. 11, 2016. Nose is mildly funky cheesy, lemon zest, pineapple, evergreen and white pepper. Golden-amber and lightly hazy with a lasting creamy film on top. Flavors of funky white grape, earthy honey, peppery resin, thyme, oak and rosemary. Light-medium body has a smooth medium-high carbonation and a pretty drinkable balance.
jake65 (3017) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a bright golden color, topped with a small white head and wispy lacing. Nose is aromatic with spices, most notably the lemon thyme. Some rosemary, but I lose track beyond the two. Taste is light and refreshing, the spices seem dialed down from the Stone bottling. Some sweet and citrus, more rosemary and thyme. Overall quite pleasant.
connor0415 (65) - - OCT 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good saison, lots of herbal notes like sage and rosemary in both the smell and the flavor. Some citrus shines through as well. Some cracker like maltiness and a dry finish. Well done beer, good collaboration between these giants of craft beer
neurbob (62) - - OCT 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to tulip. Overly clear light golden yellow. Moderate bubbly head, fades quickly. Aroma is herbs, herbs, diacetyl? Some bread, herbs, mild bitterness, moderate carbonation. Resembles herbal tea a little too much. Not really farmhouse.
snoworsummer (3742) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Alehouse on rt 50. Pours clear gold with almost no head. Smells like biscuit malt, herbs, dry citrus. Tastes like dry citrus, herbs, biscuit malt, and floral.
EvanFriend (448) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy funk, some lemony citrus flavor at the end, a hint of pepper. This is a very good saison.
cwill (34) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It starts off with the classic saison flavor, yeast, some lemon, and soft wheaty malts and then the spices kick in. There is a spicy hop bitterness and a flavor of thyme and what’s that? Oregano. Overall it is a light tasting beer that heavily showcases its spicy flavor. It works out very nicely. Perfect pairing for pizza.
ryanscourt (1065) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent flavors, great lemon peel finish with light spiciness with a touch of hops at the end. Excellent.
dlovell2 (1366) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from growler. Pours clear golden color with white head. Fruity bready malt aroma with spicy yeast. Flavor is fruity bready malt start with some citrus flavors. Finishes spicy yeastiness with light cloves.
bubblehouse (934) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little to spicy for my liking but still a descent beer. Looks good but just not my thing.