dantheman278 (1361) - - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clear orange with a big, fluffy pillowy head. Bright tropical fruits on the nose, something waxy, some booze and a definite hint of spicy, soapy Sorachi funk. Surprisingly bitter, really quite tangy. Orange pith, white pepper. Just a hint of soft malt, the farmhouse thing doesnít really appear until it opens up but thatís ok. Waxy lemon rind bitterness on the finish. Soft, creamy carbonation, really spot-on actually. Really quite unique - I wasnít convinced to begin with, but itís a good íun!
Lowenbrau (2201) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Bath Brew House, Bath. 11-08-2014.
Canīt remember if it was cask or keg,did not take notes.
Nice saison, but maybe a bit strong and not so well balanced.
markextrae (1322) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
small bottle sample at a bar, cloudy orange pour with a small white head on top, floral hop, crisp, orange, citrus, grapes, yeast, with some spices in the back, lotís of peach and mango forward. would love to try this on a hot summer day instead of a warm bar during winter
Bulk_Carrier (2271) - Juneau, 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 (4051) - 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 (1773) - 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 (707) - 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 (599) - 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 (651) - 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 (1048) - 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 (486) - 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.