blipp (6433) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. The aroma has some peachy sweetness with yeasty spicy notes, citrus, and some flowery notes. The flavor has an light sweetness, and some yeasty spiciness, with notes of apricot and lighter floral notes. Pretty good.
JFGrind (1866) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yards Saison was part of up a mixed case @ the brewery. Light, sweet yeast aroma, but each bottle I poured was too foamy. Once the foam subsided musty, and sour fruit flavors. I’ll admit Sason is not my favorite style, and Yards Saison was not my cup of tea.
auerbrau (3180) - 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 (9264) - 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 (1769) - 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 (1241) - 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 (5738) - 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 (2785) - 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 (3336) - 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.