santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Paul for bringing the growler! The beer is a perfect cloudy gold with a thick, strong, amazing white head. The aroma is beautifully spicy with strong pepper, clove, and coriander notes. Lots of funk in the nose as well, with some great grain and bread notes. The taste is also quite spicy but refined and balanced. There is a certain sweetness in the middle that is fantastic, and then it finishes nice and dry. The farmhouse is pleasant and strong but nicely balanced. Another killer beer.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Flatbread. Almost clear golden/slightly hazy in color with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, light banana esters, spicy and lightly bready yeast, pale malts. Taste is citrus and belgian yeast, lightly spicy with pale malt sweetness, a touch of honey, with a mild bittering finish. Not as complex as most saisons, could have been a touch drier, overall pretty nice though.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a disappearing white head and slightly hazy yellow color. Aroma is light fruit-orange, banana, yeast, bread. Taste is sweet light fruit-orange, banana, clove, yeast, bread, medium malt. Occasional. OK effervescence.
notalush (4833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap served in a tulip at the brewpub - a fairly safe saison - slightly cloudy golden straw color - light floral, potpourri-ish aroma, with notes of lavender and some crisp, grassy hops - soft carbonation - somewhat grainy and quite dry and earthy, with notes of wildflowers and a touch of honey near the end - lacking the complexity and "umph" of better saisons, but tasty for the summer months.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at the brewpub, July 3 2007. Lightly hazy pale gold with a bit of lasting head, faint lacing....quite dry earthy, loamy and slightly herbal aroma, faint hints of orangepeel and honey.....body is quite dry, alcohol is apparent though appropriate for the weight (7% I think?), some mineralic and chalky/salty notes....alcohol comes out more at the finish; on the thin side. This is even drier and dustier than Paul’s previous saison (Wilson’s Plover), more "summery" I suppose, but in this case the lighter body mostly accents the slightly overdone mineral notes. Still quite nice, all in all.
Glouglouburp (5998) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly cloudy blonde body topped by a small white ring of foam. Shy nose. Light citrus flavour in a watery body with a lemon twist. A little floury yeast dries out the experience. The only interesting aspect of the beer was what seemed to be a decent dry-hopping giving the beer a distant farmhouse aroma and a pleasant juicy citrus flavour. Light, refreshing, not very flavourful and not very Saison to me. Well brewed but forgettable. Some beers get compliments for having the alcohol well hidden. In the case of Flatbread beers it’s the alcohol percentage that is well hidden.