reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has nice floral hops...touches of grass and light citrus. Flavor follows suit...very floral...fresh grass and mild tropical fruit...refreshing. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a slightly grapefruity/tangerine and grass finish that lingers to bitter citrus rind. Great finish. nellycale (213) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2013
From 22 oz bottle. Pours a dark golden hue with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of cloves, citrus, yeast.pineapple. Taste of pepper, yeast, lemon pie filling, grapefruit, Very prickly but refined hop behavior. Good tartness/sweetness balances. Can't notice the abv.
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Solid middle of the road saison but great finish with no bready sourness of typical saison
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from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - cloudy blond beer with a persistent head; citric and and with notes of berries; medium-bodied, subtle but fair carbonation, very dry and bitter; long frruity hoppy finish, citric and lemony Niall73 (2459) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Tap a The Rake. Aroma is fresh, a touch lemony. Light body, medium fine carbonation. It's yeasty, lemony, some orange too. Nice enough.
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bulldogops (2874) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
8 oz pour at Beer Revolution. Pours a hazy straw colour with a frothy white head and lots of lace. Aroma is of farmhouse yeast, pepper, citrus, soft fruits Clean mouthfeel, medium carbonation, mild alcohol warmth. Taste is a crisp sweetness, tempered with herbal notes, mild pepperiness, mild sourness from the yeast. Another awesome saison. gunnar (9923) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours hazy golden with a big creamy white head. Spicy hoppy aroma, some citrus and wood as well. Dry with fizzy/lively carbonation, suits this one very well, traces of fresh grapes, spicy citrus, lingering dry end, a very good beer.
Bullit (4825) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle from Venerables. Hazy golden colour with a large white head. Nose is citric, light malty, bit of tropical fruits. Flavour is light malted, fruits, lemon, turkish delight candy from the sorachi ace hop. Very pleasant. mrmartin (786) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Strong Citrus Nose. Hazy straw pour with big eggy head. lots of carbonation. lovely dry body. Nose is yeasty and dry with a hoppy bitter finish. Lovely golden saison.
Reminded me of Hennepin. pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
This pours clear and the color of golden rays of sunshine. It has a streaming effervescence and a tall creamy white head of foam that just won’t fall. Leaves a much of itself behind as lace and as a layer on top. Nose is delicate. Light malt, like a soft wind has brought the scent of grain. Light fruit sweetness and a little earth. A little funk and some lemongrass. The sweet zest of the lemon and a grassy herbal quality. There’s a touch of cracker int he nose and a little pear to add some sweetness.
Taste is superb. fresh, crisp, clean. delicate, feather light malt creates a supple mouthfeel. Flows so easily. The lemon is bright and light. the pear adds crispness and a little sweetness. It’s bone dry and thirst quenching. The sparkling carbonation adds to the lightness of the body and makes it drink even better. There’s a little soft white pepper in the finish and the after taste is just as delicate and just as flavorful as the first taste. It’s simplicity itself both on the nose and in the drink.
This beer evokes images of still life paintings, french meadows, rays of sunlight. It drinks easily and is enlivening and vivid. A terrific beer. Would pair easily with a variety of cheeses, light dishes and even with salads. Has a body and a palate that would compliment plenty of fresh and pungent herbs as this is so clean with only a very simple palate. Mild and gentle.