M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
A softly hazed dried apricot body sits beneath a durable 2" tight off white head offering dense erratic lace all around
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Juicy citrus initially greets the senses with tropical fruit merging in and green melon rounding and finishing out the fruit components, accenting and at times interjecting notes of evolving herbs and tea, an overtone of floral earth with a sweet bready caramel malt grounding the brew, all on a quaffable body on the light side of medium forming a sticky sweet and herbal finish with lightly spiced residuals, a lasting tack coats the palate offering sweet echoes of orange juice
22oz capped bottle code 3YQ served at 45º and warming into 15.5oz Stölzle Weinland water goblet
(bottle - 750 ml) Cloudy orange pour with a puffy white head. Lightly fruity and yeasty spice aroma. Flavor starts off fruity and sweet then dries out and moves to a lingering bitter finish. A bit odd. PorterPounder (8358) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Atlanta, Ga - Tower Beer & Wine - squat 22 oz bomber. Slightly hazy, medium copper pour, thick sticky khaki colored head that leaves plenty of thick sticky lacing. Aroma has a hint of yeast, molasses and wort. Flavor is patented Anchor with it’s "house" yeasty taste. Pick up some light spicy notes, some ripening vegetables, a touch of clove, some bready notes permeate throughout. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Pretty solid. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Pours a an orange amber with a medium creamy head. Aroma of banana, clove, pepper and other spicy saison notes. Flavor of toasted malt, nuts, banana and clove with light saison yeast notes. A bit too tasty and not enough saison magic going on. maley1 (1301) - Calgary, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Clear light golden amber pour with large off whit head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, slightly fruity. Taste of yeast, malts, citrus, slight caramel sweetness, and a fairly dry peppery hop finish. Higher carbonation, medium bodied, nice and crisp refreshing beer.
StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper-brown color with a small fine white head that has good retention. The aroma features esters, Belgian yeasts, flora and mixed white fruits. The taste is very fruity with apples, bananas, pears, mangoes and a bit of apricot. The malt base is a bit sweet with some caramel and is nicely counterbalanced by some spicy hops. The palate is light but effective for the style with prickly carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: Decent saison. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Sampled in a bomber. A nice crisp ale. The malts are the main event. Smooth and refreshing. AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Brilliant amber color with fleeting ivory head. Dry hay, pit fruit, mild dung aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Spicy caramel, light pit fruit, tropical fruit flavors---not really Saison___not bad. Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2014
22oz. bottle. Big, spicy, estery aroma, full of Belgian yeast character and featuring notes of banana, citrus, flowers, melon, faint clove, vanilla and lightly sweet, doughy, honeyish malt. Light-medium golden amber color, faintly hazy, with a lasting, fine, uneven head and plenty of delicate lacing left behind. Flavor profile is predominantly fruity and spicy, with suggestions of tropical fruit, pear, faint pepper, even a very slight tartness to it early on, turning maltier and sweeter before seeing a dash of grassy hop flavor and bitterness appearing towards the finish, some lingering apple and herbal tones late, some degree of alcohol presence as well, seemingly. Finely effervescent, somewhat hefty and juice-like on the palate with a medium-full body. Interesting and enjoyable, I had never even heard of Yerba Santa before. boxofrane (2559) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours clear copper with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is peppery, funky, lemon, coriander. The taste is dry, peppery, lemon, not too dry. Alcohol well hidden.