beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Pours a golden yellow color with a white head. Yeast, funk, apple, peach, pear, light citrus, floral and biscuit aroma and flavors. Medium light body and lively carbonation. Fruit and yeast finish. reebtogi (6330) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
Served in 12oz tulip glass at Beer Revolution in Edmonton pouring a hazy golden color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon with some cereal grains and hints of yeast. Taste is a lemon tartness with a light grapefruit bitterness and a malty sweetness. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a well done brew that is nicely balanced in both body and flavor. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Mini growler picked up tonight at the Boise COOP.. Pretty cheap at I think $8ish.. Clean pretty standard spicy saison notes that remind me of light clove and white peppercorn... interesting mix of oat and wheat flavor.. ginger with warmth and something that I associate with grain of paradise??? Nice saison for sure but relies too much on the spices.
BuckeyeBoy (8182) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2016
On tap at boise CoOp. Pours out a golden topped with a nice head. Nose is sweet wheat some spice and a nice grain. Taste is more of the spice wheat. KyotoLefty (10531) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2015
Tap at Bud. Orange, hazy, fine low head. Proper saison nose, grains, citrus, spicy yeast. Sorachi Ace-like flavor, though it seems that is just the spices, biscuits, oak, vanilla. Cedar. A bit too spicy, but crisp and good enough. Get rid of most of the spices and it would be great.
Brigadier (3710) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2015
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
willisread (3472) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2015
This release doesn’t seem like it should work when you read the deScription but the outcome manages to twist a traditional saison into a unique American harvest ale. If it were bottled and widely available it could carve out its own niche easily.
Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy base and fresh pasty white head shine. Starch, wheat, and light lemons offset the scent of recently baled hay.
Flavor / Palate - Bright 7UP, lemons, hay, and fresh grass clippings emerge after just a few sips. The blossoming transition develops a floral aspect that blooms into a strong finish. By taking the saison and reinventing it Anderson Valley has left their own mark on the style.
Tap at Watering Hole. Pours a clear amber with almost no head. Kolsch like aromas with lots of fruit esters: peach, banana and some grape. Taste is very similar to a kolsch. This is not a saison at all I guess. Almost no carbonation as well. Very bland and simple kolsch under the guise of saison. Not a fan. alex_leit (4809) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 4, 2015
Draft. Pale amber color. Aroma and flavor with a touch of acidity, fruit, pear and apple, wet cellar, malt sweetness and light sour apple. Like. bubblehouse (1561) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Really good tasting. A little week on aroma but really tasty. Looks pretty dark as well. crossovert (13414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Draft. An intensely spicy and herbal beer. Slightly soapy, coriander, mint, and anise dominate.