Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellowish orange, fragile white head. Smells funky & fruity - orange, white wine, and sage. Flavor is oak and funk, melon and white wine. Some bitterness in the finish.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, barnyard funk and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, vanilla, barnyard funk and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering funky finish.
bhensonb (10197) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl - West. Pours light gold with a fizzy/creamy white head. Sort of a barnyard/yeast combo aroma. Not strong tho. It’s quite hoppy, sturdily barnyard, and very yeasty. Tho the barnyard and yeast are rather similar here. It’s putting some sort of burn on the top of my tongue. Hop would be sides I think, so .... It’s a hoppier than usual saison. It’s a pretty good drink. Could be a bit smoother.
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cereal), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, grass, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon zest, honeydew melon, kumquat.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
A pleasant, fruity, tart brew. Enjoyable but wildly overpriced.
ritchie14 (2) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeasty beer with sweet and sour tastings. Aromas of honey and bread. Real sour dough tastings and a very smooth drink.
thornecb (4104) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear gold into a tulip. White head pancakes as it recedes leaving spider lacing. Sour malt aromas. Sharp with sour apricot and caramel upfront turning to a mild, earthy bitter hop finish.
marcus (5886) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours cloudy golden with a huge fluffy white head and a fruity and yeast aroma. There is a barnyard pale malt flavor with a huge yeast presence and a dry bitter finish. A bit harsh.
Nekronos (3363) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice indeed. NOt so Saisson alike but it was good in all fields. Quite goldy and with nice aroma.
Marheb (1636) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rustique, légèrement poivré et teinté de verdure. Une belle saison agréable mais qui sera seulement de passage dans mes archives mentales.
Lukaduke (1673) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium gold with a big frothy pillowy four finger foam that sticks and rocks... Nose is yeasty esters, touch of pepper and rustic field grain. The palate follows with a pretty straight forward saison approach. Not much complexity just a well carbonated, slightly phenolic peppery saison with some grassy bitterness on the finish.