auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Old Bay - New Brunswick, NJ. Pours a darker, cloudy golden, with a fluffy, soapy off-white head. Aroma is a light soap and herbs and minerals aroma, too cold and in a mug. Flavors are decent, but a little sloppy. There’s a loose, flabby edge with some bubblegum, soap and too much sweetness. The coldness of this pour restrains a lot of things. Not particularly spicy, dry, fresh or light. Not dirty, but just a little frayed on the edges. Not my favorite Saison.
Drake (8421) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Rated 4/16/10. Pours a hazy orange-peach color with a white frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of coriander, bubblegum, yeast, nutty notes and a very faint hoppiness. The taste is very spicy withy notes of bubblegum and an herbal hop finish. Medium bodied. Decent but just a tad bit odd.
Leafs93 (1671) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear gold with minimal white head. Aroma is citrus and heavy florals. Taste is sweet with the florals coming through strongly. Honey like sweetness.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into snifter. Pours a hazy straw yellow with thin white head. Smells of pepper and citrus. Medium mouth feel with moderate carbo. Taste of sweet malts, pepper and a hint of lemon. Decent saison.
patrickfannon (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Mexican Food Factory with James. Pours cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is yeast, raisins, honey, citrus, and funk. Medium bodied with a light, thin palate. Refreshing finish. Average.
jredmond (5306) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at mff with pat, Mike, and Shane. Pours a bright yellow body with slight haze. Aroma is slight farmhouse funk, Belgian yeast, and some light citrus notes. The flavor is similar, thin body but refreshing.
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. The brewery is local but I am not a big fan. This one smelled nice with spices and sweet malt. Looked nice with a cloudy light amber pour with a nice lasting head. The flavor was OK with a bit of an astringent tang that was not entirely pleasant. Finish was thin. Average offering.
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Fireworks.
It pours a very hazy, almost opaque, brownish gold with a foamy white head. The nose is very Belgian with notes of bubble gum and candy sugar. Slight clove and yeast notes are there as well. The taste is a bit flat and cloying with lots of clove, some florals, spice, and belgian yeast. Overly aggressive carbonation tries to lighten this brew but ends up adding acidity and sharpness that doesn’t seem appropriate. A light body with very prickly carbonation leads to a medium, clove laden finish. Overall this brew lacks the subtleties of a true Saison. Pass on this for a Saison Dupont any day.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 10/10/2009 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle. Light spiciness in aroma. Well carbonated with bit of carbonic bite. Clear golden with small white head. Lightly grainy with peach pear fruitiness especially in finish. Finish is dry and lightly spicy bitter.
Kyleisraaddd (19) - Marble Falls, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured amber with a nice sized white head. Smelled slightly citrusy. Tasted toasty, dry, and malty. I’m not the biggest fan of saison, but it wasn’t bad.