Dacrza (819) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE REVIEWED: July 24, 2014... GLASSWARE: La Fin du Monde tulip... OCCASION: just watched Earth to Echo--fun, but not E.T. ...APPEARANCE: hazy, glowing golden orange body; an armada of bubbles cascades upward into a white, frothy, three-finger head that leaves thick cumulous clouds... AROMA: candied sugar, hay and lemon zest--missing the signature barnyard yeasts, though--definite allspice, cumin and coriander... PALATE: lively, active in the teeth; medium-bodied, with a long drawn-out, welcome aftertaste; sessionable but somewhat substantial... TASTE: apple, raisin, grape, zesty lemon, anise and cumin combine to create an abbey-like profile without the alcohol... OVERALL: one of the first (THE first?!) saison I had, and this bottle rewards well within my price range ($8.99 for a six); quite flavorful for the thirst-quenching expectations; Yards dos not often disappoint, and they do not here...
Iphonephan (5978) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Soacebar Falls Church VA. Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Banana aroma. Flavors of citrus and spice. Decent saison.
BREWMUSKCLES (2538) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
didn’t know it was reformulated in 2009. when this was at it’s best it was toasted white bread with the appropriate Belgian ale spice of coriander. sweet with caramel and citrus fruit and a almost moderate body and low vegetable character.
jtclockwork (14613) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy yellowish pour in the glass with lots of sediment. Nose is candy and malt. Taste is citrus and light hops. Rated 12/11/2000
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- nice cloudy amber/yellow with fluffy white head that fades to a pretty strange lacing that looks almost like curdles floating around on the top.
S-kinda gross. very macro-malty.
T- nice yeasty taste with hints of citrus; very mild hop afterbite.
P- light carbonation with light body...very smooth. nice.
O- Saison by definition is supposed to be drinkable and this beer sure is.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-13-2007 17:42:59
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head. Citrus and pear juices, some bread y sweet notes with a yeast y body. Hardly a saison more like a sweet Belgian style ale.
WeeHeavySD (3377) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz thats been in my cellar for a long time. Pours orange with bubbly carbonation and a tan ring. Nose is swet with a nice fresh scent. Taste is yucky yucky bland.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[1277-20080410] 355mL bottle. Floral toasted yeast aroma with a mild hint of off-ness. Clear, medium yellow body with a quick white bubbly head. Sweet flower petals flavour is toasted with a bit of vegetable and a sweet aftertaste. Light body is a bit thin. Fair, boring.
(c/o GregClow, w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)
Overheard: "Smells a little like toast in all of them... Toast Juice!"
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: Really nice. Especially when it warmed up. I don’t know why I tasted and smelled vanilla, where no one else seemed to, but I did and that made it even better.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light orange or dark yellow with tiny body particles of average thickness and a very small, fizzy, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma was light citrus hops, light doughy yeast and vanilla. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was heavily acidic and very sour with an average duration. there was citrus, slight vanilla and a little funk then a ton of sour lime. the light to medium body was watery then dry with tingly carbonation and a moderate to heavy astringent finish.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the no Greg tasting, courtesy of, of course, Greg, shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, Jerc, and Mabel, Mild malt aroma - not much else.Medium to light yellow, small white head. Really bland taste - mild malt, somewhat sweet. What a bland bland beer - no saison type characteristics at all here. Not good.