GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"12 oz bottle -
Received from Lou (muchas gracias!!). A really well made saison that seemed to hit nearly every note that I enjoy in a saison. The nose was a little reminiscint of a hefeweizen with lots of banana and clove in the aroma. But after awhile, that kind of goes away and some honey/apple juice notes with a light funky character...almost like green apples. Flavor had some strong notes of apples, honey, and citrus. Medium sweetness kind of keeps this from higher ratings territory. I do enjoy a really dry saison, but this was nice.
tnkw01 (1299) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light brown in color, medium head. Spicy aroma, like a good Belgium Ale. Taste is also like a decent Belgium Ale.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
FROM NOTES: July 20, ’12
Poured on draft at Yazoo Brewery into a pint glass.
A: Big, spicy Belgian yest notes, some bready notes as well
A: Very hazy, bright orange with a one-finger head that dissipates into a cap and decent lacing.
T: Dominated by Belgian yeast characteristics. Banana and clove notes with black pepper and candi sugars. Rye taste shows up in the finish.
P: On the light side of medium bodied, highly carbonated.
O: The Belgian yeast overpowers the nuances of the rye/saison but still has that light saison quality.
DrSilverworm (8151) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, shared by beerpig317. Hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Few loose bits of lace. Good spicy orange citrus aroma, nice yeast character. Medium body. Smooth, sort of soft/crisp lighter carbonation, with a more dry finish. Nice moderate bitter taste, light zest, some light sweetness in the finish. Solid, bright, refreshing rye saison.
nearbeer (4050) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Translucent orange-pear colored body has lots of bubble activity that supports an enduring half-inch of sticky-creamy Belgian style foam. Great aroma still comes through the big foam and consists of earthy white grape must, pear, orange-lemon zest, spicy banana bread, and toast. Taste is the same plus some peppery rye, a bit of oxidized grape skins, and wheat. The light-medium body is well balanced but has just a bit too much carbonation for me.
LiMuBai (208) - - JUL 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a hazy copper-orange color with a thin white head, very light lacing. Aroma of flowers and citrus. Medium body with a fruity, citrus flavor. A very light bitter finish.
tmoreau (2820) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangy hue, with a modest layer of soft white head foam that reduced expeditiously to a thin ring & film, and left some spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma was light Belgian yeast, light esters, some citrus, and a touch of spice. The flavor was similar, adding low hop bitterness, and light acidity/tartness. Soft carbonation added to the perception of a light body, with near watery texture. Subtly dry finishing, with pleasant but subdued taste. Thanks for the share, Eric!
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on draft at the 12 South Winter Warmer in 2011. Pours clear dark golden with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is spicy rye and spicy Saison yeast, with some caramel malt as well. The flavor is a pretty classic spicy rye Saison, although a bit on the sweet side. Body is full with lively carbonation and a long spicy yeast, spicy rye, and caramel malt finish.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice bright golden orange with a creamy white head that stays. Aroma is nice with the saison yeast really coming out, spicy and floral with some of the rye there, a bit citric. Flavor isn’t quite as nice, some cidery like characters that are a bit overbearing to the delicate peppery notes. Still refreshing though. Medium body and a sharp carbonation.
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is light with mostly belgian yeast fruitiness. The taste is slight bitter up front followed by rye ranginess and quite a bit of belgian yeast flavor. The beer was too light on hop flavor and aroma for my taste, there was enough hop bitterness but other hop aspects were missing, imo.
SSSteve (3916) - - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear pale orange with a small, stable, white head. apricot tartness aroma. flavors of buttery malts and tart apricot. good bit of booze in here...can’t taste it, but i can feel it. not really the refreshing saison sipper i expected..more like a belgian strong. some sources claim this is 5%, no way. i’d bet this is closer to 8%.