rjplumer (1183) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed 1/16/2013. 12 oz can into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a golden yellow color that’s seemingly clear at first. Some exposure to light will reveal a hazier body. The head is a one finger white color. It’s kind of disappointing by style standards, as it doesn’t have the supreme retention or lacing qualities I expect.
S: Well spiced. And I really mean well spiced. Aside from the strong lemongrass quality the aroma provides, many spices - such as ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and the advertised cardamom - come through in an almost explosive manner. If there any such thing as a winter saison, this would be it.
T: There is a lot of lemon flavor in general, with a finish that evokes not only cardamom, but both gingerbread cookies and fresh cut grass as well. Complexity is muted at best. Works as simple refreshment quite well. Let’s be honest, though, it’s not a great saison.
M: A bit on the syrupy side - which is usually a deal breaker in a saison. I’m almost content to blame the slight undercarbonation (though it seems to perk up as the wet finish builds up), but I’m thinking its caused by the general sweetness. The texture features excellent initial crispness, but that syrupy, vaguely sweet linger comes close to ruining things completely. Dryness tries to accumulate past the aftertaste to no avail.
O: Those looking for a complex, thought evoking saison, look elsewhere. Those looking for a simple thirst quenching beer in a can, give it a try. I have to dock points for not being a good representation of the style, but as a regular ’spiced beer’, it’s solid.
The aroma is a mix of lemon and breadiness. Bright yellow hazy body with barely any head. Modest bitterness with puckering lemony feel and hint of yeasty breadiness. Lively carbonation. Tasty and enjoyable. hman43 (1779) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2017
It pours a hazy yellow with a white head. It has low earhly elements with lemon and spices. raymow (1789) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2017
can - cloudy golden color. Spicy and sour aroma. Wheaty/saisony/farmhouse ale flavor. Not bad - great can as usual. jjgmd (2250) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Can. Pours a light orange medium golden pour with an ephemeral white head. Nose is yeasty with funk and cardamon. Taste is sweet and spicy with yeast , funk, clove , cardamon and bubblegum. Finishes on the same sweet and spicy notes. Quaff Score 6 / 10 wlajwl (7076) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2017
Aroma is spices, fruit and grainy malts. The flavor is fruit/berries, slightly grainy malts, Belgian yeast and a mix of spices and mild tartness in the finish.
J_man (1022) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 6, 2017
Nice Saison aroma from a slightly hazy light/medium yellow body with a foamy white head. Lots of dry hay with a slightly spicy white pepper bite. Wheaty and light cracker malt background that is just right with the dryness of the taste. Finishes light and dry with a lasting hay and spice taste. Really nice Saison. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2017
From BandC. Decent saison, didn’t really get a big flavor of the cardamom pods, but that is probably good, as a little goes a long way. Sweetened as it warmed. . Serving: Can BillKismet (4139) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Crystal banana blonde body with a ring of head. Mildly clovey, earthy nose, and it repeats a similar sequence on the palate. Rather cookie cutter saison typical of today. rouhlas (3784) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 13, 2017
From tap at the brewpub. Light unclear yellow golden color with off white head. Malty, hoppy and yeasty aroma, bread, grassy, light spicy, light fruity. Light sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. LilBeerDoctor (4198) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Can. Pours a hazy golden light orange with a thin white head. Aroma of light fruits, bready malt, spices, apple. Flavor is quite spicy up front, very peppery, cinnamon, cardamom, light fruits, apple, apricot, bready malt. Light, peppery, spicy saison, very tasty.