Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at the brewpub on 4/30/11. Pours a hazy golden straw color with a medium creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of yeast, tropical notes and bubblegum. The taste is yeasty and bready with bubblegum and a tart citrus finish. Medium bodied.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, almost cleat dark yellow colored pour with no head, aroma is floral grainy fruit, flavor is similar with nice medium finish
mansquito (3025) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massa 14, DC tap ($8): Pours hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma of citrus, bubblegumish stuff, and earthiness. Body was pretty light and the drinking was relatively easy. Taste picked up notes of fruit, earthy yeast, and a good amount of spices. A pretty good saison, a style that I’m seeing a lot of these days for some reason. Would be a good session.
kramer (4551) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, at brewpub. Pours a hazy dark amber. Floral and herbal with spicy peppercorns and yeast on the nose. The flavor is really well done as far as the spicing goes, very subtle and leaves the focus on the malt/yeast profile. Hearty wheat with some lighter dark malt blend with the spices to create a pretty tasty brew. Finishes with a spike of alcohol and more fluffy earthy yeast. A little fuller bodied than most Saisons with nice fizzy active carbonation. Overall a pretty nice take on a Saison, and I don’t even like them all that much.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a hazy orangish-brown with a small, creamy, white head. Spicy nose with notes of clove, yeast, pepper, and hay. Medium carbonation with a medium-light, dry mouthfeel. Clove, citrus, pepper, and some earthiness on the palate. Finish is short and clean. This one tasted just a wee bit out of balance on the spice side. Not bad, but not my favorite of their brews.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap Sep. 2008: Pours a hazy copper orange with a well-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel malt and some fruity esters with a touch of citrus. Body starts with good fullness and decent complexity along with a touch of tartness and earthy hops before a doughy yeasty finish. Pretty decent saison.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of bread, caramel, peppercorn, apple, and nutmeg. Flavor of yeast, coriander, hops (floral, grass), black cumin, and pepper.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at V50. Pours slightly hazy, dark gold/light copper with a white head. Just a whiff of light zesty herbs and light spice - the nose is mostly neutral. Starts with an unexpected sweet malty caramel then firm earthy zesty noble hop bitterness - somewhat of a resinous, minerally finish. Not a whole lot of saison-like fruitiness in this one. Kind of full-bodied with only moderate carbonation, not spritzy like most saisons.