Lubiere (9035) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed blonde saison with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, nice spiced malt with light kiwi pulp, banana and light cloves. In mouth, a nice sweet saison with ripe bananas, light ginger and maple notes, warming alcohol. On tap at Sunset Grill, July 15, 2012.
jrmac (329) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little boozy, but this Saison is kicking and screaming! Orange, coriander, lemon, and more.
rbrazell (1310) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy deep gold pour with a large fluffy white head that fades quickly. Aroma of orange peels, fruity and spicy yeasts with light funk and grains. Sweet fruity entry and mid palate fades into a spicy booze laden finish. Medium full bodied and sweet throughout. One style of beer I don’t want imperialized is a saison.
Sammy (7720) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden looks, with a minimal ring of a head, Bush glass. Booze exuded in the aroma. Above average mouthfeel, at first I am getting a strong ale/barleywine, at finish I am getting a grapefruit kiss.
drfabulous (3387) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce from Bruisin Ales. Spicy saison. Yeasty aroma and taste. Slightly pungent. Some orange meshed in. Not dry at all. Might need aging.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2012
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a moderate head. Lots of spices come off this, but combine in a way that’s really disgusting. Very little that’s even remotely appealing. Ugh.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 3.50. Unclear golden pour with frothy white head that rather quickly diminishes. Smell is funky fruity yeast, sweet booze, citrus. Taste is funky, a bit boozy, clove, greenery spice, pepper, bitter citrus pucker in the finish, fruit esters, honey sweetness, fabulous and very big. Fantastic funky finishing surprises on this one.
maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thick fruity nose -- citrus, peach, mango -- also some honey and yeast. Straw color with very fine head. Very heavy citrus flavors in initial. mid palate mellows those flavors, introduces some sourness, and then there’s a rising hit of alcohol. A bit of a peppery burst in final. Medium body (heavy for the style). Fun fruity brew, but a bit overdone with the amped-up alcohol.
unclemattie (3908) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, 4pk. Cloudy gold color. no head. Thin white ring. Aroma of citrus juice, malted wheat, and heavy clove. Flavor of Bread and orange zest mostly. Follows up with a good amount of white pepper and coriander. Distant amounts of bubblegum, grass, lemon zest, and far away licorice bitterness. Doesn’t follow the Saison style; more of an Imperial Belgian Wit.
PorterPounder (4945) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a murky dark golden, no real head. Aroma has some gumball accents, some lemony accents, a touch of yeast. Flavor is refreshing and full-bodied, with some peach accents, some some yeastiness, some sweet doughy notes. Mouthfeel has a nice spritz to it. Pretty solid.