nimbleprop (7351) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a lightly hazy deep gold with a lacing, creamy white head. Nose is very floral, very sweet, melon, rose petal, yeasty esters, banana, clove. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little grass, something a touch medicinal, honey, banana, spice. Full bodied but dry. Too much yeast, needed to be toned down a bit.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours golden amber with full sticky head. Aroma is bright fruity and a bit of spice. Flavor is cloying sweet with candied sugars and a real belgian taste. Medium body and sweet finish.
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Max’s on Broadway. Interesting pepper aroma. Pours golden with a serious white that doesn’t dissipate even after 30 minutes. Nice spices on the tongue. Very refreshing and crisp.
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, cloudy, thick, citrusy saison. Hoppy, foamy, delicious. This brewery keeps getting it right.
strap (730) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden pour, a bit cloudy. sweet aroma. sweet, fruity and peppery. refreshing summer brew.
jsmerig (1472) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow with an off white head. Aroma is of spice and straw. Taste is distinctly Belgian with overtones of fruit and gingerbread.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A not-so-rustic but very satisfying blonde American Saison
How: Tap at BCTC 2010.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a large off-white head with medium retention
In long: Nose is moderately rustic with refreshing notes of fruit salad. Taste is more nourishing than expected. Pleasant relatively thick body with banana cake, pineapple upside down cake, flower petals, a bit of bubblegum, light notes of white pepper. Grassy hops bring a mild dryness. I don’t think I ever had this new version (2009+) in bottle but on tap this was very nice. Underrated like most session Saisons. I which I could buy this locally, I would make it a regular session beer. But I can’t. Yards are unheard of in Canada. We use the metric system up here.
Capa (2620) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing blonde with a firm, lasting white head. Yeast, light banana, some clove, and other spices make up the aroma. Highly carbonated body adds a hefty bite on the tongue. Flavor is much like the aroma with a bit of lemon zest, as well. A solid saison that is quite refreshing. Wouldn’t hesitate to pick one up when in need of a saison.
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Would get again fo sho. Moderate carbonation, some pepper and spicy fruity esters, medium body, not as dry as most, very drinkable. complex, with slight hint of citrus.
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange amber color with big thick white foam head. Has an aroma of funk and lemon zest with some florals on the nose. Has a nice foamy mouth feel. Has that bitter spicy saison taste. The belgian yeast comes through as well (banana notes) but works with the other characteristics. Very nice saison and underrated.