stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at chow284. Clear, golden. Coriander, orange peel, lemon. Very strong spice.
Ernest (7202) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain, popcorn), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement), with notes of pepper, grains of paradise, gum, clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Reasonably decent, other than the popcorny malt character. The nose also suggests added spices, but itís plausible that itís "pure". A little rough, but it has potential and is certainly better than the buttery and bubble-gummy version I had in 2005. It kinda seems like theyíre attempting a Dupont clone now, but this yeast canít quite pull it off so it leans a bit too much towards a generic Belgian golden than a saison.
djd07 (8762) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy gold with medium off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is clove, banana, yeast, citrus. Medium mouth, similar flavors to nose, light dry finish, very good.
gnoff (9430) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Revolution House, Philly, April 30, 2016.
Light hazy golden color, white head. Herbal, yeasty, light phenolic taste. Phenolic aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Also cream in the aftertaste. Light phenolic, some yeast scent.
ESPh (123) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly cloudy orange-yellow with a white head. Aroma of lemon and grass. Taste same with hints of banana and some of the yeast coming through. Nice crisp finish. Very tasty.
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Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brunzies (4/17/15). Lemon peel and coriander. Mild yeast and some esters with light honey. Medium amber-gold clear with thin white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Taste is mix of Belgian ale and a Wit. Jasmine, yeasty esters, and moderate bitterness toward the finish. Nice saison but a little sweet.
Sirmixsomewhat (180) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Yards Saison is pretty to look at and smells just as nice, but itís lacking something in taste. It doesnít taste badóitís quite enjoyable and itís light in taste, but it also feels a little flat, like it canít quite distinguish itself from other saisons. Itís still a solid beer from a very good company, and Iíd drink it again. I just donít love it.
Pumpkin87 (211) - - AUG 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mildly cloudy yellow gold with small white head that leaves minor lacing.
The nose is bread, lemongrass, cereal, candied sugar. Palate adds mild citrus and banana, plus spices. I noticed coriander, clove and cumin.
This is a mild farmhouse without much funk but some hop bitterness, reasonable level of alcohol with very slight buzz on the finish. Decent.
samsmith33 (772) - - AUG 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Uno, Hamilton. Aroma is bread and butter, yeast,. Yellow color. No head. Taste has a touch of fruity, Ester,but very clean. Nice saison.
dlovell2 (1619) - 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 (1695) - 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!