Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Hazy pale yellow color, almost no head. Aroma of white pepper and straw. Bitter and lager like with no detectable barnyard or orher saison characteristics.
Leighton (13565) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury - picked up at Whole Foods in Portland, ME. Pours lightly hazed yellow-gold with a fine, creamy white head. The nose has lightly tangy lemon notes, some straw, drying out dough. Light sweet flavor, more lemony fruits, some lemon rind and hay bitterness, a bit of dry dough sweetness. Light bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Clean to finish, some doughy sugars, decent bitter lemon rind, straw. Very crisp, drinkable saison.
brokensail (12498) - Orange County, 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.
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy light gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is fresh, but light earthy citrus. Med minus body. Flavor is lightly earthy and the flavor is something green. Had me thinking of very light bay leaf. Finishes clean, dry and a tad earthy.
Theydon_Bois (12097) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dave & Christines, cheers Dave, Thanksgiving warm down 28/11/13.
Hazed golden orange with a good sized off white covering that thins and trains as a pond.
Nose is lemon rind, herbal qualities, straw, bitter orange notes, pinch of spice.
Taste comprises citric dipped straw, lemon sherbet, tarte apricot, orange pith, lime juice, farmy, light spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp and refreshing in the closure.
argo0 (11960) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Lightly hazed straw body topped by medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, coriander, some pepper, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some coriander, light pepper. Light-medium body, light acidity, easy drinking.
Tmoney99 (11690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate yeast, spice and citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap during CBC-white-hazy yellow. A-grassy. T-spice-clove, grassy, lt malt, yeasty. Too much spicing.
Ratman197 (10870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of stra, yeast, lemon zest, coriander and white pepper. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, white pepper, lemon zest anmd light coriander with a smooth dry lingering peppery finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear pale yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy wheat malt, citrus and earthy hops with pear esters and black pepper, ginger notes. Flavor is lively spices, medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters, supporting pale malt and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.