TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy light red almost pink color with pinkish head. Floral notes, spice, and funk on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a wheat note.
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery - lightly pink pour - fairly simplistic - ligtly tart, with the.adjunct fairly prominent - little to no character from the yeast, aside from a light spice - crisp, tart finish - eh.
kaser (2540) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a huge fan of saison style, but this was pretty good. Very fruity. Orange pour. Had this in Madison, WI at the Old Fasioned Tavern, poured from draft part of a flight.
Braudog (5591) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Interesting dark, cherry red color. Drinks with a super sweet, the cherry fruit isn’t quite the upfront character, but it’s in there. The little herbal twist makes this more interesting and drinkable than many beers who flirt with this kinda thing. Quite drinkable. (#5129, 7/3/2013)
dlbeer (726) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pink pour with light pink bubbly head. Smells of hibiscus. Tastes slightly sour but in a good way. Not bad at all.
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SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Vintage with nuplastikk. Pours a hazy orange appearance with a khaki head. Quite floral, zesty citrusy, a bit tangy nose. Moderately sweet, floral, grassy, citrusy flavor. Not my favorite.
1FastSTi (3334) - 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 (157) - - 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 (3903) - 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 (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, 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.