GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL courtesy of beerandblues2. The pour is a hazy deep gold to orange with a rocky, sheen, off-white head. Aroma is sweet orange dessert, big sugar, giant cider and apple skins. Taste is apple juice, juice box, suddy and sickly bitterness, mild medicinal character. Palate is watery, fruity, bitter.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
sweet and lightly spiced nose. Taste is light to moderately sweet, lightly bitter, very lightly bitter, some strange spice I can’t quite figure out, and some stale wet malt.
BeerandBlues2 (8456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with fair retention. Aroma is average malt (bread, straw, biscuit), average hops (grassy, herbal, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of mint and barnyard. Flavor is average malt (bread, straw, biscuit), average hops (grassy, herbal, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of mint and barnyard. Light body, low warmth, average carbonation and a dry finish.
maltdog (609) - Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber poured into a tulip. Fluffiest enduring beige foam floats atop the nearly opaque, smoky apricot-colored ale. Heady aromas of spice, cherry, unlit cigar, hazelnut, peach, and… chocolate?... wrap one in rapture. Sultry, succulent flavors of honey, bubblegum, tropical fruits, gardenias, musk, five-spice and ginger powder are as astonishingly thrilling as an ice cube to the nipples. Crisp, airy and fluffy in the mouth. Revelling in this bewitching elixir is akin to culinary masturbation. I don’t know what the rest of y’all are drinking... my Muse is breathtaking.
ben4321 (3348) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Whole Foods (Bowery), 3/10/11
Aroma: The nose has some fruitiness, a little yeast, some barnyard notes and spice
Appearance: The pour is a somewhat cloudy orange color with a small bubbly white head
Flavor: The flavor is fairly sweet with a touch of spice, not too much funk or hop presence
Palate: This one is light-medium bodied with average carbonation and a relatively high drinkability
Overall, this was just an OK saison. It had some decent flavors to it, but in the end its just not really anything exciting. Decent stuff though. It is worth drinking.
jkwood04 (2930) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours light amber with a thick, white head. Aroma of the spicy yeast, light hops, and some grains/oats. Flavor the same, but there’s something weird about the aftertaste of this beer. Sort of metallic. A decent Saison.
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rate. 22 oz. bottle from roadtrip to Philly. Pours a murky rust colour with a big antique white head. The aroma is musty with some citrusy tanginess to it. Soft, creamy mouthfeel. Some spiciness, funky herbal qualities and wheatiness throughout. Finishes just a bit dry with some bitterness. Bland for the style.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy medium amber color with a thin fizzy white head that fairly quickly fades almost to nothing. Aroma of caramel, citrus, faint yeasty notes and a mildly spicy finish. The taste is citrusy and spicy with a bready finish. Medium bodied.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Light amber pour with light foam head-sprite carbonation. Yeast and stale dry coriander gives an odd spicy palate feel. Bread and grassy sums this up for me.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served in a shaker glass. Pours hazy gold with an inch of pillowy head. Had notes of honey, white wine, and floral. Medium carbonation. Decent but not your typical saison.