slowrunner77 (12044) - 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 (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle at my in-laws.
wilnatp (693) - 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 (4171) - 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 (234) - 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 (220) - 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 (3412) - 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 (1535) - 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. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, thanks in-laws! Straw hazy lemon yellow, little white head. Pleasant lemony yeasty aroma. Taste is surprisngly quite hoppy up front, giving way to lemon and citrus note and a really zesty finish. Very enjoyable to drink with alcohol well hidden. So fruity/citrusy. Well done.