kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: December 12, 2010
Appearance: muddy dark yellow, frothy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet peppery aroma, nice spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, peppery spicyness, light herbal character, just a touch of bitterness following the spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: ** /4
ChainGangGuy (4860) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a hazed, shimmering gold body with a ½-inch-high head formed of off-white froth.
Smell: Ripened orchard fruits, a bowl of Golden Graham cereal, and a thin coating of ground spices leaning towards coriander in the fore. Jigger of liquor and some distant florals in the background.
Taste: Light pale malts with slightly tangy portions of pils malt and perhaps some malted wheat. Honey alongside a hint of caramelized sugar though, don’t get me wrong, it’s not overtly sweet. Teaspoon of powdered coriander provides for an earthy spiciness throughout. Touch of florals. Fruity accents of ripe pears and Golden Delicious apples. Relatively light bitterness. Earthy finish with a bite of spice from the yeast and alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: GB Saison has a nice body to it, without tipping past that line where the saison becomes heavy, flabby, and disappointingly cloying. So, how many saisons has Crawford pumped out at this point?
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, some weird sweetness to this one, not a ton of yeast character, weird for a saison.
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. pours hazy gold with white head. nose of hay, pepper. flavors have sweet honey, peppery yeast, sweet dough in finish.