ezec (4) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a crystal clear copper/amber with a tannish, billowy head that settles pretty quickly. Ripe bananas and fig on the nose. Fruit flavors come through on the first taste, along with a well-balanced combination of an almost Oktoberfest-like caramel malt and, like the label says, "peppery finish," with just the slightest hint of licorice. This beer is pretty light on the palate and very drinkable, yet has the fruity esthers that we enjoy in some heavier ales. Very sessionable. Good work Bros.
bpreo (1519) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love a good Saison, and for what it’s worth, this is one of the best Saison’s I have ever had.
ElGaucho (2191) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Strong wheat aroma with some sweetness. Really pleasant nose. Has a farmhouse quality. Clear, dark amber body. Thin white head. A little dryer taste than the aroma would suggest. Solid brew. Quite a bit of flavor for the abv.
SPDickerman (917) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a large white head. Smells malty and a bit funky, not too much bitterness at all. Taste is sweet malty with hints of funk and very mild bitterness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Widmer Brothers W’12 Dark Saison finishes with a pleasant funkiness.
Koskela (273) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a different aroma...cant put my finger on it almost smoky. The color is a deep bronze and crystal clear with minimal head retention. The taste is different as well...i can taste the chocolate malt and another sweet flavor and is a little bit bitter but not too bad. The body is mostly light and smooth. Worth a try dont know bout a rebuy though. Not a widmer fav by far.
brenn79 (1486) - Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours clear ruby red to orange with a two finger frothy white head. The aroma is yeasty, banana, clove, spicy, tangy, love the aroma. The taste is wood like cherries, not really the wood itself, maybe a little, but that wonderful cherry flavor that comes from the wood, a little funky, yeasty, very creamy. Body is medium to almost thin, carbonation is high but not for the style. Overall I loved it, not sure what negative reviews are about, damn tasty I think.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark copper with a foamy/fizzy 3 finger beige head. Aroma is yeast/spice, malt and earth. Med body or better. Flavor is very yeast/spice with some dark, near chocolate, malt and quite a bit of citrus/grass hop. Finishes prickly bitter, and definitely earth. Unusual, but it’s a very tasty drink. Seems well underrated.
poisoneddwarf (1684) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours almost clear root beer-brown with a medium beige head with decent retention; leaves some lace. Aroma is fresh baked bread, clove, pepper. Taste is sweet and sour with a dry hoppy finish. Body is a little thin, carbonation pretty high. This is really tasty, if not really all that saison-ish.
BeerKurve (489) - - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Red with an unfiltered look to it. Flavor consists of bananas, cloves, sweet malts, yeasts, and faint floral hops; All of which are embodied by a sweet cotton candy like flavor. It’s sweetness is more than what i expect out of a Saison, but I enjoyed the flavor and I say it’s worth checking out.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby amber with a thin dense pale tan head and even lacing. Dried strawberry and bay leaf nose. Gentle caramel sweetness, full bodied, little ashy, raisin and a dry finish. Reminds me more of a Dubbel as I’m not getting much that points my attention toward saison. Am I wrong? Really enjoy the beer regardless, the W series continues to impress me.