1FastSTi (3156) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Sugar Maple. Poured to a red hued body from the hibiscus used in it. The aroma was hibiscus and saison. That’s about all that could be said of the flavor too. HOWEVER, and I say with a strong however... this beer was absolutely fantastic. Extremely easy to drink. One would say this is a chuggable beer. This is a very sessionable beer, but also dangerous because the abv is 6.1%.
agent_511 (139) - - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer. Pours a slightly cloudy lovely pinkish color. Spicy, yeasty, saison aroma with a bit of hibiscus also noticeable. Tart from the hibiscus, but not sour. Crisp and smooth on the palate.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Vintage Brewpub as Hibiscus Saison. Translucent deep amber with a medium white head that sticks. Aroma is spicy, floral and herbal. Taste in line with aroma, very herbal with floral notes. No bitterness and a spicy herbal finish.
Brigadier (2240) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub
The third sample in the flight was a fruity saison with a twist. Tropical beers are good for this time of year. Even if the temperatures were somewhat mild for August this hit the spot. I can’t wait to try the saisons in the cellar.
Aroma / Appearance - The warm mandarin body glowed. Earth and hibuscus share the spotlight like a floral bouquet pulled from a potting plant. There is a dry tartness that hits after a few seconds for more punch.
Flavor / Palate - Tart apple crisp, a floral middle, and sweet hay star in a sessionable beer that refreshed the palate. The only flaw is a medicinal aspect that pops up from time to time. Take that away and I could drink it all night.
drowland (4998) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/10/12. On tap at the brewpub. Clear red pour with a small khaki head. Floral aroma with a nice light tartness. Lightly tart and floral flavor with a nice soft wheat edge. Tasty!
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the downtown Vintage bar. Pours an almost ruby red which I was not expecting. Floral notes on the nose and a clean crisp flavor. This is almost 7% and it drinks like it is 4.
jlruthven (475) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Vintage brewpub. Pours a bit disconcertingly purplish-pink, faint pink head. Highly carbonated. Nose is lemon, yeast, wildflowers. Sharp carbonation, hibiscus, fresh berries and a slight lemon hint. Quick, dry finish. Interesting, and almost entirely successful.
nuplastikk (3289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Vintage. Artificial but I suppose real looking reddish-pink color. Thin off-white head. Interesting fruity aroma, maybe some dulled cherry. Well, this is different. Some bitterness up front, with a dull fruit dominated body. The up front bite is quite odd, not unlike a wine cooler. Weird, maybe some lactic tones underneath. Not unlike the Sprecher Lambic..thats a bad thing. Disappointing.
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, yeast, and florals. Flavor of herbs, florals, earth, light citrus, and yeast with a dry, bitter finish.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light saison yeasty spice, soft herbal notes. Golden pour, not mich head. Soft, spicy sweetness, a little herbal, some pehenols. Light carb.