durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft from the brewery. One of the few ho-hum beers I’ve had at WW. Pours a mostly clear gold. Pretty standard saison, a little on the sweet and corny side. Not sure how the root vegetables are supposed to add anything of value.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Multiple tap-pours at Wicked Weed. Gorgeous beer through and through - low haze golden with healthy meringue foam. Rustic pale graininess in the nose with subtle but integrated spices and earthy notes from the adjuncts. Flavor is outstanding - fully integrated root vegetables and mild ginger bite. It overall feels like an exercise in crisp pale malt flavors and grassy hop balance. Nothing stands out as clearly identifiable on the adjunct side. It is just a great saison, and a true one at that.
b3shine (7960) - Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to mini-snifter at the Funkatorium. Looks solid; a mostly transparent gold with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of saison yeast alongside soft notes of ginger and beet. Tastes like it smells with a slightly (vegetal) bitter medium light-bodied mouthfeel. Okay.
kevinsenn (1948) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2016 On tap at brewpub. Spicy herbal aroma. I feel like I can taste the parsnip. Very spicy taste with a dry finish. Tastier than I thought it would be.
JStax (4980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour at the source. The beer is a hazed gold with a white head of foam. The aroma is fruity and floral with some bread. Sweet and doughy. Medium body and high carbonation.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the downstairs tasting room. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a medium sized fizzy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of earthy, vegetal notes and some spice. The taste is ginger, earth, spicy notes. Medium bodied.
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow pur with white fluffy head and lace. Aroma is a hinto coriander, hay, and yeasty. Light lemony flavor with earthy tones, some ginger, and dry fruitiness, Medium bodied and fizzy.
drfabulous (6295) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewery. Super light. Not sure about the presence of parsnip and jicama. Light saison overall.