dlovell2 (1767) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Pours cloudy golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is fruity malt with yeast spiciness and cloves. Flavor is light sweet grainy fruity maltiness with slight citrus and earthiness. Finishes with spicy yeast, cloves, and citrus zest. Really nice saison.
Zymurgeist2 (1853) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Jet Rock at PHL (after a connecting flight...I admit that all beers I have ever rated seem to get an extra +0.2 just for the fact that Jet Rock is the best non-tied-house craft beer bar in an airport). Also, the actual beer ratings by me are pretty lame. Hazy honeycomb yellow-orange with full white head and amazing patterns down the glass. Nice spice and moderate low noble hops. I enjoyed this starter to the flight!
EvanFriend (477) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some floral hops, pepper, and lemon flavors dominate, a small hint of banana as well. Not bad, but nothing special.
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. An almost clear one, pale golden in color and with a small, dense, white head. The aroma is quite banana-ish, with some spiced, peppery hints and a touch of citrus zest. It’s dry and medium bodied, with an appropriate carbonation level. Nice bitterness in the flavor, with some resins and pine cones. Peppery yeast, banana and a faint touch of lemon too. Lasting bitter, piney and peppery finish with some banana. Too much hefeweizen-ish on the nose especially, but it’s a quenching and quite nice beer anyway. 150622
katrinaez (1355) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad standard saison. Light and yet fruity with decent spice. Easy to drink but not a full flavor. Don’t go in thinking Belgium. Bottle
Maxbier (889) - Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with white head. raw yeasty Herbal aroma. Yeasty malty sweet flavor slightly sour hunt bitter creamy finish.
BroadestTom (385) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma bread, cereal, citrus, dough, banana,
Appearance golden, hazy, cloudy, white foam,
Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, metallic
Palate medium body, average carbonation,
Overall an average beer that I wouldn’t turn down
JoshGray1491 (27) - - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a yellowish fizz. Delicate hint of summer fruit on the nose with a very slight autumnal spice to it. Very drinkable and you wouldn’t think it was 6.5%
skmikeg (1740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow-orange with a one finger white head with just a little lacing. Aroma is of fruity ethers, Belgian yeast, bready malts, and some citrus. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium-light body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter,semi dry, medium finish. Overall, a easy drinking, above average saison.
ineedbeer (1815) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
Aroma is full of classic Belgian esters with a lot of over ripe stone fruit, pear red apple and lighter bubblegum. Some light citrus including lime. Medium light pepper phenolics.
Pours a cloudy, yellow gold with a large, pillow white head that exhibits decent retention as it recedes to a small head that lingers. Medium light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is somewhat sweet with a light character and grain note. Light citrus notes including lime. Medium light fruit esters with light pepper phenolics. Moderate bitterness and a medium light mineral note to the water. A hint of honey.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, another alright American made classic Belgian saison. Easy drinking but lacking anything special and the fruit esters might be a bit over powering.