tfontana (1184) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is strong yeasty dough fruitiness with some bread. Appearance is beautiful clear copper with slow, mild sparkle, no head and no lacing. Taste is mainly tart fruit. Palate is light bodied with thin texture and did something unpleasant in between my back molars and also along the sides of my mouth. Carbonation starts soft and then gets kind of fizzy. Finish is sour. Overall, an intriguing start (aroma and appearance) with a really disappointing ending (taste and palate). They succeeded with the tartness but it is not a refreshing finish and all those malts, hops and spices get lost. Not my favorite type of beer but I don’t think it’s very good for it’s style either, and it seems most agree. eRock_2013 (522) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Hmm well I suppose it's an acceptable macro rendition of the style, but blue moon's saison can't escape being something funky and artificial. The nose is a pungent red fruit flavor with coriander, reflected in the overly fruity almost apple juice-like taste. Has its sophisticated aspects, like the subtle peppery accents throughout, and the resemblance to the style is recognizable. Too much fruitiness, not of the yeasty variety, no malt that I perceived ... just ok overall but I would not drink this again. Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish orange color. Aroma is lightly funky, hay, and faint fruit. Flavor is a bit sour, grainy and dry straw. Finished with a bit of a pucker.
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Hits the nose kind of like pine, spice, and piss. First it tastes like a sharp wheat ale and then very soon after the incredibly disgusting aftertaste begins. It takes a few seconds to reach peak nastiness (the label calls it "tart") and then it continues to linger in the mouth for a long time. I poured it out after drinking half the bottle. It actually burned my throat like stomach acid for quite a while after I stopped drinking it until I washed it down with something sweet. Medium to high carbonation. Kind of sharp going down. Larry_Duffman (618) - - JUN 21, 2015
I had it from the bottle. You still get a little fruity yeast aroma. The taste is tart fruit, wheat, and a hint of pepper on the back end. The mouth feel is carbonated yet creamy and balanced. I don’t think the Saison label applies. It’s still solid though.
AAEA (266) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
12Fl OZ ($14.99 12pack) this was a very good beer, maybe not a regular tasting beer but to a beer guy this was the best of the blue moon box after the belgian style ale in their box. its good and you’ll like this over the fruit beers. CardsPackHawks (173) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2015 Picked up two as part of a variety pack. I hope the other offerings are better. This has a very odd flavor, which I guess is created by the white pepper. Sometimes brewmaster?s try to hard to be creative and fail. This is one of those times. generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams tasting glass.
Appearance: The body has a medium amber color with a light haze. The pour produced a small just off white head which quickly settles down to thin wispy layer.
Smell: There are some hints of bready maltiness with some vague fruity notes in the background.
Taste / Palate: The flavor matches the aroma. It is a mild light bodied easy drinking beverage with matching carbonation. UXO (1896) - CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours clear medium amber with a short, short-lived light tan head, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is yeasty wheat, coriander, grassy/floral, slight pepper. (5/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, very mild tart. (5/10) Medium body, lively to moderate carbonation, brief duration finish. (3/5)
Maybe we need to take up a collection and buy Blue Moon a dictionary? I’m getting essentially no saison character whatsoever, and only the weakest of tartness as the nominal “flanders-style” aspect. Coriander is more witbier than saison, and the yeasty tones just smell like bog standard Blue Moon. It’s not terrible, but it’s not what it says on the label, either. (10/20) Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a clear red body.
The aroma is dry grain and an odd strawberry smell.
The taste has a mildly tart start then into a mild sweet finish.
The texture is light with too much fizz.
It has a weird flavor profile and too carbonated.