patricks110 (2843) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2018
Good saison overall. The arctic herb thing doesn't really do much for me. Nice floral and perfumy nose, bright citrus and grass notes, light black pepper. Pours a golden straw, light haze in the body, thick, fluffy white head, some lacing rings. Crisp, clean and dry finish with mild bitterness and a bit of astringency. Herbacious, floral and citrussy with a nice punch of hoppiness. ClarkVV (7050) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2017
22oz bomber, ~2 years old, shared by AdamC on 7/8/17.mikkopen (1199) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
Small ring of white head tops a clear, bronze-gold body with lighter hay hues.
Floral/herbal notes from light Sacch acidity and mild phenols are somewhat muted by light biscuit and honey from the malt and there’s not a whole lot of saison character, or really beer character, for that matter, but it’s clean enough and shows no alcohol.
In the mouth it’s a bit too sweet, with loose, low carbonation not helping to clear the sugars and preventing the finish from being more crisp than it could. Still a bit adjunct-forward, though the "arctic herbs" aren’t bad. Just rather vegetal/floral and spicy. It sort of replaces the lack of actual saison character, in some way, but the honey-drenched malts are a bit too dominant on the slightly sluggish finish. Lightly fruity esters, little/no bitterness and not very saison-like, though nothing bad going on here.
750 ml bottle. Hazy golden colour, thick white head. Sweetish fruity aroma with earthy and herbal hoppy notes. The taste is sweetish malty, with citrus notes and a spicy finish. Tasty. robinvboyer (4836) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2017
750ml bottle. Cloudy yellow pour, with a big white head. Aroma is very herbal, and lemony. Notes of tea, and freshly cut grass. Notes of bog myrtle, hints of earthy peat and somemlight juniper. Mouth feel is soft, same for the carb. Finish is lightly bitter, some yeasty flavours, more herbs and grasses, hints of resinous hops. AirForceHops (8179) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2017
22 oz bottle shared by AdamChandler, about a 2 years old. Where is this brewery from?? What town? Pale grain aroma, a herbal garden. Maybe honey. The flavor is mostly herbal, some orange peel, very clean malt / grain bill. Crisp palate, light body. Decent.
AdamChandler (5225) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2017
75CL, nice clarity golden orange. 1 finger white head. Smells like an orange earthy well hopped pepper beer. Great mouthfeel. really soft. pepper middle flavor, oranges, oak. crispy pepper finish. jksipa (1047) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle from the LCBO. Hazy pale gold under a one finger white head that fades gradually. Nose is honey, grass, some floral notes, light citrus, light yeast, some funk and a touch of spice. Light+ honey sweetness with an herbal spice and a moderate tartness. Mouth is medium slick with prickly carbonation and a tart finish. Enjoyable.
8/3+/7+/4/16 omhper (26043) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2017
Bottled, from Urban Fresh, Ottawa. Cloudy deep golden, small head. Distinct herbal aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded, spritzy mouthfeel. Light milky tartness, citrus and bread. Mildly herbal. Mid bitter finish. bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2016
Rating #2315 - 2016.01.22 - Bottle from CBI. Pours a golden yellow with a carbonated white foam that goes on for days Aroma is mild funk, mild herbal notes, citrus. Palate is actually quite sweet, lots of floral/basil/leafy notes, as well as a sticky sweetness. Mild sour note from the yeast. Not enough gumption in the funk for a real rippin’ saison, but this is certainly light, sweet, and crushable. northropfrye (3743) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
Light yellow/orange body, white bubbly head, some soapy lacing. Sweet bready, yeasty aroma, some banana, dry citrus peel, herbs. Taste is sweet, grainy, belgiany, hints of pepper, yeast. It’s actually quite a nice saison.