Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle drank at Hill Farmstead while waiting for the Harvest Festival VIP session to begin, Vermont. Pours clear, golden-brown with a fine, frothy cap. Moderate yeast in the nose, brown bread, subtle ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with faintly toasted bread, light yeast, some faint berries. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. Sweet finish with further notes of yeast and brown bread, along with light caramel and brown sugar. Decent balance, very smooth character.
JK (4961) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown color. Some yeast and a little citrus, as well as lots of sweet malt, and in fact it is too sweet really. There is some light spice, but it is overwhelmed by sugar.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours light brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is estery Belgian yeast with breaded malts. Flavor is big and bready with light banana and clove estery yeast in the finish.
wlajwl (4617) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bananas and bubble gum sweetness. The flavor is mild sweetness, malts and a lingering tartness in the finish.
chicowv (476) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a dark copper with a large light tan head and a big column of CO2. Aroma of cereal malts, cheese, earth, not very pleasant. Taste is bitter and slightly salty. Flavors of roasted malts and a decent spice, just not the best combination of flavors. Smooth and relatively easy to drink but the flavor is just not solid.
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
boozedude (2185) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown.. has a spicy apple wood aroma.. taste is fruit wheat some lemon.. just ok... Not really my style but nothing really pops out
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours amber with copper hues and weak off white head. The aroma offers up cloves, prunes, raisins and a bit of spicy yeast. The taste is similar where various saison spices seem to be mixed with a mild amount of Abbey Dubbel like notes. It is growing on me as the spices begin to play with the sweet dark fruity esters and soft notes of light brown sugar.
bnoel09 (474) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into a shaker. Dark burnt orange color with almost no head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty with some roasted malt in the background. Flavor is yeasty and fruity with a little more body and chewiness from the darker malts. Medium bodied with good carbonation and a long finish. This is my first ’dark’ saison, and I’m not a big saison fan in general, but this was decent and refreshing.
jkwood04 (4769) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy head. Aroma of roasted malts, some caramel and light fruits plus floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A good dark saison.