arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2017
Pour on tap at Crunchy’s, hazy pinkish red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of sour fruit, floral notes, hints of grass, lemon, vanilla into some nice doughy notes, a bit of medicinal cherry. Taste was a mix of floral, fruity, slight doughy, yeast notes into a bit of sour grain, finishing fairly sweet, slightly tart. superspak (5781) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/28/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish/pinkish orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart cranberry, raspberry, cherry, strawberry, pomegranate, lemon, pear, apple, melon, red grape, peppercorn, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hibiscus, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart cranberry, raspberry, cherry, strawberry, pomegranate, lemon, pear, apple, melon, red grape, peppercorn, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate yeast spiciness and light tart/tangy hibiscus notes on the finish. Lingering notes of lightly tart berries, cherry, pomegranate, lemon, pear, apple, melon, red grape, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, hibiscus, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from yeast spiciness and tart/tangy hibiscus, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, fairly crisp, and slightly tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.8%. Overall this is a great spiced saison! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, hibiscus, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and quite refreshing to drink for the ABV. Very well balanced between all flavors; but still ending nicely crisp and drying, without being overly sweet on malts. A very enjoyable offering, and great style example. SG111 (1927) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2017
Tap at Clubhouse BFD, pours very pretty light pink color, minimal head. Aroma is hibiscus, lemon, tart, spot of malty caramelness almost. Flavor is tart, little astringent, citrus, little sweet. Pleasant. Maakun (5959) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
Tap at Batch. Slight hazy red with small off white head. Light spicy saison yeast op front with some milky dough, sweet red berries, light floral notes. Medium sweet and light sour. Medium bodied.
nimbleprop (8591) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Sampled at the brewery, pours a clear, raspberry amber with a ring of white head. Nose is nice, floral, some tart notes, mild berry/fruit roll up, yeast. Flavor is very solid with berries and rose water and hibiscus syrup, saison is there too. Tart and lightly sweet on the finish.
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2016
Tap at Batch. Aroma is moderate Belgian bubble gum yeast, hibiscus, and light berries. Tastes pretty much the same. Dry finish. Pretty good but a bit too much bubblegum. ARH (1135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2015
On tap, poured into a tulip. The aroma is an abundant and bright, fruity and floral hibiscus and grapefruit blend with a notable spice, berries, and a slight dampness. The beer pours a fiery, yet hazy, orange red topped by a dense sparkling crystal, white head that has good lace and moderate retention. The taste is a mild sweet, light bitter, and touch of sour. The texture is thin with a fuzzy carbonation and a medium light body. The flavor profile is floral with tart berries and grains and it finishes with a very brief tropical juiciness (papaya), followed by a peppery clean note that sticks around in the short aftertaste. firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Tap. Murky deep amber. Lighy floral nose. Full body. A great balance of hibiscus sweetness, light grassy yeast. Nicely dry. Eaay drinking. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of light apple, Belgian yeast, florals, lemon peel, and a hint of spice. It’s a transparent amber with a small off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There’s is a thin sheet of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light apple and Belgian yeast. The finish has light florals, spice, lightly tart lemon peel, and a hint of bandaid. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.