madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by nuplastikk...thanks Greg! - Pours lightly hazy yellow with a thin bubbly white head. Nose is big and tropically fruity, with syrup of canned mixed fruit, light clove spiciness, and a bit of banana. Taste is similar, with a bit of syrupy sweetness, a light herbal hoppiness, pear, and some pale maltiness. Pretty syrupy slick body with enough carbonation to smooth it all out. Nice stuff!
jgb9348 (5233) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear golden coloured body with a light orange glow and a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, sugars and tons of coriander seed with a bit of curacao. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent malt at first with some metal, malt, wheat, yeast and a bunch of curacao and lemons. Aftertaste is quite bitter from the malt, metal, yeast and a touch of hops, with some other grassy notes and a little sweetness at the tail end. Overall, a strong beer that doesn’t show off to be such a bad beer - but one with a lot of flavour that doesn’t necessarily translate to great flavours, especially for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 23-May-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Upstate New York on 26-May-2012.
SamP01 (641) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a medium white lasting head. Aroma and Taste of citrus, lemons, some grass and hay notes, with some biscuit malt and light bitter hops. A light crisp body with good carbonation. Finish is light crisp, citrus and lemon flavors with some light bitter hops and a lingering nutty aftertaste. Overall a good crisp and refreshing brew.
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden orange color with a thin head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and citrus. Taste follows the nose but us far too sweet for a saison. Not a bad beer but I was not expecting the sweetness. This takes away from the refreshing nature of a saison making this beer a bit of a disappointment.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy, pale gold with a soft finger of white head. Pretty good lacing and plentiful beading.
The nose is pretty decent... orange peels, clove, banana, I gotta say it reminds me of a Blue Moon. Not off-putting, but not fantastic either.
The flavors here are rather muddled. Wheat, clove, more orange peel, sort of a medicinally tart aftertaste.
I’d probably pass on this one in the future. Glad I got to try it though!
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Isaacs.. Some sour notes with fruit, brwad and mild spice. It’s ok.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with two fingers of white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma has plenty of wild yeast and some apricot sweetness. Taste is classic saison with a bubbly mouthfeel. Nothing amazing but a good, cheap example in the style.
sethbreaker (178) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle. Not much given away on the nose,a faint whiff of the yeast. Light mouth feel some characteristics coming from the yeast, a little pepper and spice although I found this beer rather one dimensional.
TheHopster (963) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle). Hazy golden complexion with modest lacing. Flavor has traces of orange peel with mild malt favors.
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callmemickey (3895) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: light orange body. thin off-white head. little lacing and moderate head retention.
S: Orange, lemon, light spice. Noticeable lack of funk and yeast.
T: More of the same. Not particularly remarkable for the style. Pleasant soft citric fruits.
M: Smooth. Light body. Lacking a crisp finish.
O: Decent, but there are plenty of others out there that fit the style and taste better at the price.