badwhale (419) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours a hazy yellow & sparse white head. Has the characteristic malty / bread dough flavor with a Belgian. Pretty nicely done. Good mouth feel, and not watery.
PanMarek (208) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy, fruity nose with a little mustiness. Pale gold color, clear with thick, brief, white foam. Medium body with moderate fizz, slightly watery. The taste has pepper notes and a distinct hoppy character, piney / grassy. Mostly dry, slightly sweet finish.
Sampled at Pittsburgh Big Pour 2014.
hman43 (1109) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours golden with a white head. There is some lacing and it is very clear. There are aromas of pepper, fruity esters, pepper, moderate spice, and hints of oranges. There are flavors from fruity esters, bananas, moderate pepper, spices, and hints of orange. It has a moderate fell and a moderately bitter aftertaste. It has a dry finish. Overall it is a complex blend of flavors from fruit and spices with a dry finish.
Ernest (7282) - 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 it’s plausible that it’s "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 they’re attempting a Dupont clone now, but this yeast can’t quite pull it off so it leans a bit too much towards a generic Belgian golden than a saison.
djd07 (9712) - 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 (9543) - Mölndal, 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 (124) - 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 (4170) - 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 (196) - 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 it’s lacking something in taste. It doesn’t taste bad—it’s quite enjoyable and it’s light in taste, but it also feels a little flat, like it can’t quite distinguish itself from other saisons. It’s still a solid beer from a very good company, and I’d drink it again. I just don’t love it.
Pumpkin87 (225) - - 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.