Bulk_Carrier (2355) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Actually, this was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden orange color with a fairly foamy to bubbly and clingy looking head. Decent clingy bubbly lacing surrounds the glass.
The smell starts off with a woody acceptable vinous leaning to a fresh grape. As it warms, thereís a slight sour grape to slight tart cherry.
The taste evenly disperses itself along my tongue to the tart to sour to woody cherry and citric fruitiness. Thereís a light woody aftertaste that leads to a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but not overbearing.
Overall, for a saison, this one really comes across as pretty woody in the flavoring. To me, this is just okay, unsure if I really would come back to again.
dEnk (4097) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is zest, citrus, pilsener, grains, floral hops. Lotís of stuff going on. Flavour is tangy zesty citrus with fruity hops, quite bitter and refreshing. Zesty.
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle west riding dewsbury. Golden thin head. Aroma is tropical orange yeast hops taste same lots of tangerine peel good spicy hop bitter finish. Nice mouthfeel. Very good.
mrmartin (734) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy Dark Golden pour
Dusty Yeast hint of citrus in the nose
Medium body sticky hops.
beer-yum (693) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An enticing, entertaining, and ultimately engaging brew that defines itís own style (and it is a fine one at that).
fiammanghilla (702) - Genova, ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottiglia 33 cl @ Giangaspero frutta e verdura.
Chiara con bella schiuma.
Secca e decisa, un pÚ strana con note agrumate e sentori di tŤ.
Mr_Pink_152 (1333) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Saucy Pear Worcester. Pale golden colour. Aroma has lots of hops. Taste has tropical fruit hops and a great balance.
fishonmyplane (494) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mine was labeled Somerset rather than Epic saison. Anyway, itís a solid British-American-Belgian wild ale. Not really a saison; hoppier than anything youíd find in Belgium, plus the yeast isnít a saison yeast, itís more of a dry, barnyard-type geuze yeast. Iím getting the citrus orange/tangerine flavor, but it seems weird because Iíve never had these hops used with this type of yeast before. I love the innovation, but in terms of execution it is only a partial success.
ShaneJ (631) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Plonk (March 2014). Hazy golden/orange, large frothy, soapy head, green grapes, lemon, lychee, grainy, earthy hops, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, slightly dusty/dry mouthfeel, quite nice.
floydian1 (1101) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Hazy orange beer with a big fluffy transient white head that laces nicely. Nose has grains, citrusy fruits (oranges mainly) and mild barnyard earthy grassy yeasty notes. Flavours are satisfyingly bittersweet with a light peppery dry hop finish. Palate is less full bodied than many other saisons but this makes for more sessionability which is ok in my book. Another winner from this very commendable brewery.