jkwood04 (4955) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
32oz growler in a tulip. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast with strong cloves/banana notes, some pale and caramel malts, and some light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad at all.
3fourths (8789) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Nutmeg spice aroma, yeasty and buggy, musty and tasting of milk. Medium body, lightly sweet with low bitterness and moderate acidity. Bland and boring front to back, and the nutmeg / pumpkin spice character seems out of place.
lachrymalisis (440) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I will admit that my personal preference for Farmhouse yeast strains plays into my rating of this. Overly estery in the bubblegum/banana vein of aromas, which turns me off. The taste had a very nice and characteristic cider-like quality to it. Much higher in alcohol content than I prefer in my farmhouse beers. Slightly phenolic spicy characteristics were exhausting to the palate, also. Medium-dry, and again, I really believe Saisons are better when much dryer than this one was.
I give credit for finding an interesting blend of yeasts for this fermentation, but the sensory characteristics give off an overly-spicy Hefeweizen-mixed-with-brett yeast characteristic. Not bad, but not great.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Wanderlust. Orange pour with a white head. Lots of banana and coriander on the nose. Sweet caramel and bready malt, some orange, and yeast. A little lemon on the back end. The flavor is fairly sweet. A bunch of caramel, marmalade and bread. Orange and lemon zest. A touch tangy on the back end. Spicy coriander and white pepper in the background. Not bad.
OffBeatBrew (12) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Vino Loco, Flagstaff. A bit hazy, but a nice golden color. Head is bright white, but does not linger. Nose is pleasant but mild. Like a strong heffeweizen. For a stronger beer, very refreshing / drinkable on the palate. Great pair for wine and cheese, which is how I had it. Overall, a great tasty local option, which is a bit more refined than you’d expect for a new, small brewery.
Ferris (8937) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Orange, grass and a bit of spice. Cloudy orange with a thin head. Orange, wheat, creamy and a bit of yeast. Very subtle and nice.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Bright, honey colored translucent beer, almost opaque. No lacing or head off the tap. Strong lemon aroma, citrus-y sweet (I’m guessing that’s the honey). The taste is definitely fruity and sweet as well; it’s bitter, too, so I guess that makes it a legit farmhouse, right? Not so fast, it’s lacking something, maybe some spiciness or complexity. Hard to pin down in saisons. I think it’s a noble effort for a new brewery but I can’t rate it as well as true belgian saisons I’ve had either.
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color, white head, some nice floral and funky flavors with some peppery bite. A really good farmhouse.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy copperish/yellow color. Lots of honey, light funky yeast, floral flavors, a bit of earthyness. Great effort from a great new AZ brewery!
CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lingers, a great farmhouse ale, not typically the style I select, I was happy to have had it, would definitely order another, had on draft