Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flowery bouquet of yeast grass and citrus. Bubbly yellow, good head retention. Dry pollenated bitter flavor, some citrus mixed in. Body is light and very dry. A hop oriented saison, what one expects for Victory’s take on a Belgian style.
MadRobin (2831) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Always Ron's in Hagerstown, MD.
Clear, yellow-amber with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of yeast, fruit, pine, floral perfume and mild earthy hops.
Taste of floral hops, earthy herbs and spice, year and pine. Much hoppier, or at least less malty, than your typical saison.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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Beaver (1671) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a big meringue white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is fruits and funk with some piney, floral hops and perfumey spices.
The flavor is sweet bready malts with a little funky fruit and some spices (corriander, pepper) and a good sized piney floral bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, I’m not sure I’d call it a saison. But I like it as a session beer with good bitterness and some funk.
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from ABC Wesley Chapel. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is some light malt, some citrus, some fruity Belgian yeast, and some earthy notes. Flavor begins with some mildly sweet and apple-esque notes followed by a sweet and somewhat fruity Belgian yeast leading to a somewhat dry finish. Light in body and nicely sessionable.
Beerenberger (1602) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of spice, yeast, citrus, and hay. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a mostly lasting white he’d and abundant lacing. The taste, chiefly, has a light bitterness to it. Flavors of coriander, citrus, with peppery notes and a hint of earthy barnyard in the dry finish. There is a bitter hoppy aftertaste. Medium-light body with crisp carbonation. Overall, a nice Saison. Should go well with any number of dishes.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lot of nice flavors going on in this easy drinking saison. The hops and spices blend well together.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden pour with a soapy white head. Very peppery, phenolic nose. Tart lime and lemon zest, soap, and some hay. Coriander, dry malt, cracker, and bread. The flavor is quite dry and heavy on the spices. Big pepper and coriander notes, some citrus zest, and hay. Light bitterness, yeast, and a touch of tartness.
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear, yellow, tall foamy head. Very strong perfume aroma ... A bit much. Moderate finish.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear yellow, lots of head. Nose is immediate skunk, like an import pale lager. Some floral notes, Belgian yeast, some lemon. Very light with light floral taste, orange, lemon, bread dough. Very good!
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy straw color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, floral, & pepper/spice; Flavor of malt, yeast, hops, pepper, and citrus (notably lemon); Finish is dry & fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Not too shabby for a session ale.