StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Hazed and pale gold in color with icy white cloisters stirring on top. Ragweed, pollen and sweet cream join a nose lovely laden with honey rose, white blossoms and sweet tangerine for a nice shine on the end of the nostrils. Flavor proceeds with a sweet wheat trait, emitting candied lemons, chamomile, cackled pepper and spicy apple ginger candies. Supple carbonation hugs to the sweet orange peel. Sweet cola cardamom traits ride the flavor currents with a hint of honey and sweet bread to provide the substantive backbone. Cleaved white pepper gets the finish and dries out as it should. Thanks, Bob! jake65 (3626) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Tap @ brewpub. Pours a little darker yellow/orange than the La Grisette with a finger of creamy beige head. Nice aroma is fruity, yeast, peppery, and hints of cloves. Full flavor is a balance of lemon zest, citrus, corriander, yeast, wheat, and again hints of pepper. Really quite excellent. As far as I can remember, this is the best saison I’ve had on-tap while visiting a brewpub. Cheers! badgerben (5122) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
OSLO and Guerde’s Memorial Weekend Tasting, 5/23/08. 2007 Vintage, bottle 53. Many thanks to Skyview for this rare Montana treat. Cloudy gold color with a bit of a head. Spicy and yeasty aroma. Strongly phenolic taste. Vegetal and grassy hop. Lots of the barnyard funk and dry finish. Quite a delicious brew. Skyview (5942) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Picked up 22-oz bomber at the Carter’s Brewing Company in Billings, Montana. Shared at Cheesehead YeHA. Pours a hazy blonde brew with a decent thick white head that has some good retention and lacing. First time I’ve seen lacing inside the bottle as well. Aroma of large yeast complex, coriander, light toasted bready malt, a touch of pepper and some orange zest. Taste is medium bodied, some upper carbonation with flavors of yeast, bready malt and enough coriander. Finish is soft, a touch of spiced yeast and a coriander aftertaste. A very good balanced saison. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Thanks to Bob for bringing this one, too! 2007 bottle #54. Poured hazy medium golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma was lightly skunky at first, but really nice when it had the chance to breathe.. lemon zest and funky, spicy yeast came through along with dried floral notes and white pepper.. complex and spice-centric, with the initial off notes dying off completely. The flavor found tart lemon and black pepper spicage on the tip of the tongue, and the spices were even more intense at the back and through the finish (almost to a fault).. pale and bready pils-type sweetness at the core.. very good, but a touch too spicy for my liking. Medium-bodied and spicy on the palate with a nice flow to it. Very glad I got to try this!
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Cheesehead YeAH 2007, thanks Bob (Skyview): Golden hue with a fizzy head which left good lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of acidic pear and apple, funky cobweb yeast, white pepper and coriander, grassy hops, roasted malt and a hint of sea salt. The taste has a nice spiced and fruit character along with dry grains and toast. Herbal and even more spice upon the finish. The best part of this beer is the tight carbonation which is sprite and very refreshing, cuts through the spice. A wonderful overall brew and a nice surprise indeed. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Thanks Skyview. 2007 vintage. Bottle #54. The beer pours to a brassy amber body with a white head and tons of spotty lacing. The aroma is spicy coriander, oranges, subtle sulfur, and tons of yeast. Lots of nice saison aromas going on. The flavor is sweet, lots of pale malts, straw, yeasts, and spicy coriander. Medium full bodied but refreshing. JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Thanks to Skyview for this one. Cloudy gold color. Impressive, but unnecessary packaging that I’m sure raised the price. Coriander and wheat in the aroma. Flavor is a little sour with Belgian yeast, light spice including more coriander, and wheat. I like this. kyzr (1530) - Montana, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Hazy gold pour with nice sized white head. Floral and spice on the nose. Coriander and citrus hit first on the flavor then hints of yeast and pepper towards the back. Nice mouth feel with a creamy texture. Very nice beer on a warm summer day. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Growler picked up at the brewpub and shared with the Boise geeks tonight... Pours a slightly hazed golden brew with a decent enough white head... Pear and white peppercorn in the nose... Light pale malt has some hints of peppery phenol and underripe pear ester... Pretty proper Saison... One of the best beers I had in my recent MT trip.