rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden with small head. I’ve had really good luck with Weyerbacher, but this is way overdone. Boozy and over spiced.
Guyute_Pig (100) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with minimal head that fades quickly. Nose has lemon, banana, and yeast. Dear lord, finish is a muddled candy mess. This is no saison in my book. Improved slightly after sitting a bit, but no thx.
stumpyiliz (210) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing lemon yellow pour with hazy yeasty’s floating amist. Head is white and is only present under a heavy pour. Taste is grassy, wheaty, orange corriander spice ginger and lemon Zest. Palate lingers on anise malts probably from use of maris(?). Excellent taste alcohol is well hidden. Shame its my last one.
alaimoa (11) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wish I would have picked up another 4 pack. Pours deep yellow and can immediately smell citrus. It definitely as the saison alcohol bite but great overall taste
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL from Grassroots Market is Jax, Fl. Thanks drowland for the gift card! Pours a low haze deep golden to light orange color. Yeast in suspension. Medium white foam. Nose is a bit stale, squashy hops, heavy dried apricot, estery/yeasty, green olives, salty olive/caper. Taste is warming alcohol up front, dog breath, spices, more dried apricot, chalky yeast. Palate is denser for style, some minerals and fruit juice. It’s all over the place, but 10+% is ridiculous for saison. Should be moved to Belgian Strong Ale. "Style-obliterating" in the sense that is has destroyed everything this style stands for? Yes, mission accomplished.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & biegaman. Pours a hazy orange-copper with an average size diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty and fruity along with some wheat and alcohol. Flavour is herbal and yeasty along with some sugary sweetness, alcohol and some spices in the finish. Medium bodied. A bit boozy but it’s still a pretty good beer.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared by blankboy with me and biegaman. Imperial saison? Why not! Hazy gold - alcohol, spice, coriander, alcohol - taste follows - average body, strong carbonation - solid. sorry, short rating.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Richmond 19th. Hazy gold, aroma is banana and spice, faint rubber. Flavor is a match – but rubber missing – nice. Better than I had expected based on recent anniversary beers from these guys.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RG 19. Bottle. Hazy yellow with light head. Almost banana-y, almost bubble gummy, but lighter. Maybe cloves. Slightly rubbery but not in a bad way.
Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 19. Almost clear pale yellow with ring of bright white head. Orange peel, lemon peel, peppery, spicy, sweet, honey, vanilla. Complex, but with the lemon citrus bitterness to finish. Good, not great.