mcberko (18081) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, Belgian yeast, and some mild fruity esters. Flavour brings out quite a hoppy profile, with dry floral hops, some Belgian yeast and dry crisp biscuity malt. Really flavourful and dry on the palate. Quite complex, with a great yeasty character. Excellent saison. Lubiere (13991) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
A hazed golden amber saison with a thin off white head. In aroma, a smooth lactic malt with fruity notes, berries, very nice. In mouth, a nice spiced up saison with coriander, light orange peels, fruity sweet malt, quite nice. Bottle at Bieres et Saveurs, Sept 2 2012. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2015
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of stone fruit, herbs, old books, and florals. Flavor of pepper, grass, stone fruit minerals, lemon, yeast, and herbs. j12601 (12680) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle an Andy’s courtesy of Paul by way of Dany. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Big and musky, soft and lightly sweet with a touch of citrus. Light and easy drinking with a good amount of musk with some floral bitterness. Very nice, long lingering musk. jercraigs (10591) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
2013-04-12. Lightly hazy golden body with a nice foamy white head. Pleasant musty dusty Aroma, pale malt, lightly fruity and Saisony. 7++ Flavour is similar, pleasant pale malt core, light fruit, very light musty funk. 7++ Smooth average plus palate. 3++ Really nice and exceptionally drinkable. Bottle via trade with cfrancis
DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
On tap @ Bistro L’Autre Oeil. Hazy deep golden hue, creamy white head. Sweet honey malts, bready yeast, lightly spicy. Very malty and quite sweet. MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
My Bottom Line : JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Peppery, lemony and herbal aromatics perform acrobatically within a frothy, airy mouthfeel for a colourful drinking experience.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A substantial head of foam rests atop the misty golden shine, lacing nicely.
-This is not your usual Saison (hello Labrador tea and super citrusy hops!), so it’s going to get ’love or hate’ reviews, I’m sure. It is impeccably rendered though, so bad reviews can only speak about the rater himself, I believe.
-Either Citra was used here, or lemon verbena.
-It’s hard to dissociate the hops from the spices, which is great thing imho.
-The spicy hop bitterness is compelling.
-The mouthfeel is super soft.
-There is a light cereal contribution flavor-wise.
-Yeast is perfectly dispersed throughout the bottle, creating but a fine veil throughout. There is no sludge at all at the bottom of the bottle.
-The yeast adds a few mushroom-y accents here and there.
Thanks to jerc and mabel. Pale golden pour with a thick white head. Lovely pour. The aroma is great - minty and spicy with a bit of lemon and orange. A soft peppery character and a bit of clean spiciness. Fresh and fruity with a great balance of spice and and interesting peppery spiciness. Orange and a bit of spice. Really delicious.
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
[5212-20130412] Big bottle. Lemony saison yeast and pencil lead aroma. Hazy, orange body with a huge long-lasting foamy white head and nice lacing. Bitter lemon zesty yeast continues in the flavour. Medium body has a strange lively yeast feel on the tongue. Delicious! (8/4/8/4/17) 4.1 czar (9172) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
pours hazy bright medium dark golden with a foamy white head, very good retention and lacing. aroma is very herbal, sugary malts, plenty of cereals. light toasted malts, bready, medium hopping - herbal yet citrusy, lively, medium body, nice labrador tea grapefruity finish. excellent brew!