drpimento (3370) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent quality traditional Belgian saison. Yeast forward as it should be, fruity not as much funk as I would like but still good. A touch too sweet but again itís a little bit splitting hairs cuz this is a good beer.
nearbeer (5184) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottled 11/30/2016. Lightly foggy orange-gold with some turbulent bubble action rising to a loose disc of beady bubbles. Aroma of resin, spicy yeast, honey with the comb and beeswax. Touches of lemon dish soap, banana and apple. Tastes of earthy honey, spicy pie crust, scuppernong skins and a bit of oxidized apple. Resin, grass and a hint of banana in the long finish. Medium-plus body has medium-plus carbonation that remains mostly smooth.
BeerandBlues2 (12760) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 25, 2017
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Brewvival. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy farmhouse yeast, peach esters with cracker and wheat malt. Flavor is farmhouse yeast, cracker malt, peach esters, earthy hops and light bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.
DSG (13811) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1/29/17] Bottle/Can/Crowler/Growler at the RateBeer award ceremony bottle share at Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Cloudy yellow. Earth, spice, flowers, yeast, funk, slightly tart. Medium-bodied.
vyvvy (6245) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours lightly hazy orange with a white head. The aroma has stone fruits, smooth toasted malt, yeast somewhere between Abbey and saison and a richness I donít associate with the style. It has a fairly full body with soft light carbonation. The taste is like the aroma with some herbal aspects and full malt. Doesnít really fall into what I expect as saison to be, but still very tasty.
BuckeyeBoy (7052) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2017
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours out a hazy golden straw color topped with a white head. Nose is yeast bread notes some Brett. Taste is more of the nice malts spice bread and brett.
Travlr (23362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2017
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Salud shared with Brent born in 1976 and Elijah, pleasure drinking with you! Clear golden color. Aroma of white pepper, hay, summer fruit. Taste is lightly funky and peppery. Very tasty.
Ernest (7554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (Nov 30, 2016 bottling).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of banana, gum, candy sugar, pineapple, alcohol (slightly fusel).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Iím quite surprised at how generic and Americanized this is, itís virtually a banana bomb. And fairly sweet and flabby without enough to balance. So not much fun to smell or drink...a little pineapple hint helps, but thatís about all thatís alluring in the nose. I didnít really expect to love this one, but I dunno, I hoped it might be something that veered towards a Tripel, but itís just a sugary generic Belgian strong ale. Definitely ainít no saison IMHO. I love this brewery, but alas, I donít love this beer.