bpreo (1837) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Saison is on the rise, and Worthy Brewing Company has a great example on tap.
Strykzone (5211) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat with he in Idaho. I rolled my bottle loosening chunks of sediment. The beer is cloudy and kind of dingy gold. The aroma brings bananas, lemon merangue, and pineapple with soft pale malts. An interesting combination. Early sips bring pineapples and lemons with those malts that are powdery. This is near to style but also has a twist that is very much American. It lacks the earthiness and "naturaliness" to be truly authentic. I like the flavors it does bring and find it to be interesting. It is almost really good. In the end it just doesn’t stand out.
hayduke (3534) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. This 22-oz bottte poured clean gold with a bit fluffy white head and good lacing. Nose is pineapple, banana, cloves, and some yeast. Medium body and a smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is big and strong.with pineapple and and lemon, and the banana continues to show as it moves to a yeasty and citrus bitterness. This is a very nice beer. and exceptionally easy to drink. Well crafted
KyotoLefty (6909) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Imazato. Pale gold, thick low head. Spicy as hell, a bit sour, creamy, grainy. Sweet yeasty flavor, full body with peaches and orange. Don’t like this sweet, heavy, yeasty American saisons.
maekchu (2462) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sugaya. Apple nose, with some citrus, substantial caramel, gentle spice, and yeast. Quite farmy. Light hazy golden/amber color, thin head. Sweetened citrus juice initial, peachy and wheaty. Some tangy and peppery notes in mid and final. Thin-medium body. Pleasant, but unsubtle, really. A bit sweet for a saison. Nice enough, though.
cmonster (995) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Aromatic grain with esters and light bubblegum on the nose. Light-sweet flavor. This is your typical American saison. Well-made, but nothing stands out. No funk. On a hugely positive note, they were selling this to go at the brewery for $3 a bomber.
Sammy (9145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit of farmhouse. Citrus and pepper and wheat yeast. Lacy. Looks saison. Peppery finish.
Ferris (6340) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Lemon, pale malt and pineapple. Hazy yellow with a thin white head. Sweet pineapple, fruity esters, light lemon and a sweet finish. I love pineapple and therefore love this, but very juice like and sweet. Finish has some yeasty notes and mellow bitterness.
fiulijn (15440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy blond color. Moderately spicy, quite sweet and mellow, simple cereally malt profile, a bit fruity. Ordinary bitterness. Like most American Saison.
nealblind (966) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
huge frothy head. slightly cloudy pour. Aroma co2, slight funk pineapple. Tastes apple juice, some pepper, some bread, some hops on the finish. bit hard on the alcohol finish. dry palate.
Gerbeer (2122) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a dark clear gold with moderate head. Aromas of yellow plums, spice and apples. Flavors of fruity esters, applesauce, light spice and light Belgian yeast. A nice mixture of flavors. Refreshing.