Bill Becker (2012) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2017
From Oct 2006
Poured from 12oz bottle(best by Jan 26-07) a clear light gold with a very small head of foam that dissipated almost immediately....just a little bit of lacing hugging the side of the glass for a while and that disappeared shortly after.
The smell is mostly fruit and yeast.
The taste has good malty notes up front with yeasty and fruity flavours following closely behind. Fruitwise, I sense mostly apricot and plum wsith *some* slight notes of clove and a bit of funk. The body *is* a bit on the thin side for the style but over all....I like it.
Bottom line: It's the only Saison that I can get in town and it's a pretty good one.Give it a try.
slowrunner77 (13231) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2016
More Belgian Ale than saison, to me asnyway. Fruity esters and a little dusty. Dry finish. Not bad, but not a huge fan. OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle at my in-laws.
wilnatp (719) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2015
After a long day of air travel followed by a long drive, I needed a beer. And it seemed that I had two options: A Leinenkugel summery shandy (from last summer, or maybe much earlier), or a Sam Adams Winter Lager (Christmas spices!). I was going to go hunt around for an old bud light or something, when my father in law pulled a couple of these out of the downstairs fridge. I doubt I’ve ever been so happy to see the words "New Belgium."
Now, it’s a not a great saison--probably not even something you’d call a good one. Sort of classic American saison, esters forward, a bit sweet, yeasty, sticky with alcohol. But it was a real beer, and under the circumstances I was real happy to have it.
Bottle. Pour is hazy gold/light orange. Aroma of yeast and some spice notes. Decent Nuffield (4248) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
Moderate body, adequate mouthfeel, slightly ambivalent flavors, dry with some evidence of hops, lacking the robust fruitiness and spiciness and funkiness and fun of a proper saison. Bottle.
finn1918 (238) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours hazy yellow with a big white head. Aroma is funky yeast, malt, saaz hops. Taste is surprisingly like a Pils with a decent yeasty finish. Good, satisfying mouthfeel. Good overall, but nowhere near the best Saison that I’ve had. Tastes like an overly yeasty Pilsner. AKORN (221) - Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Hazy lemonade with a nice white head. Bready, sweet spices, Belgian yeast aroma. Belgian yeast, spices, mild bitterness, mild malt taste. Not what I was expecting when I picked this saison up. Good beer MadShaolin (100) - - JAN 27, 2015
Nice phenolic bend. Kick of hops. Lucky, peasant Belgian farmhands! Drink your ovaltine
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle shared with adnielsen, Thanks Aaron! Pours a golden color with white head. Straw, yeast, bread aromas. Belgian yeast, straw, grainy, bread flavors. Pretty nice. igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2014
pale gold color, hazy, moderate carbonation. off-white head, not long lasting. aroma has herbal hoppiness, bit floral and spicy. flavor seems a bit too hoppy for the style. lightly sweet, but not a delicate beer.