chicowv (478) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2011
12 oz bottle: Pours a light hazy yellow wiht a thick white head. Aroma is spicy with herbal tones. Taste is light, yellow, grassy. Herbs are a great aftertaste. Heavily carbonated and herbs leave a great refreshing feel. Would be good paired with seafood or white sauce pastas. Nimrod979 (212) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Pours a hazy yellow with a pillowy white head. Huge aroma here. Grassy hops and the mix of spices particularly the sage. Even some medicinal/cough drop aromas and a hint of lemony citrus floating around. Flavor is a little more complex with all the spices and herbs weaving throughout one another and nice hoppy spicy finish. Lighter than medium body with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2010
I poured this bottle into a tulip glass and was greeted with a short lived white fizzy head sitting on top of a extremely orange bodied brew. The aroma was like sweet oranges with a lot of herbs thrown in for luck. I mean some herbs, sage rosemary parsley and pepper. I thought I was a cooking a Thanksgiving turkey. Flavor wise I got pretty much the same thing a big old herbal mess not to much Saison flavoring going on. In other words a little bit of herbs go a long way. It had a medium feel in my mouth and good carbonation. I think drinking the 12 oz bottle was enough for me there was just to much going on.
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
This is yet another great golden brew by the Dogfish Head crowd, and it’s golden hue, spicey aroma, high white head of bubbley goodness enticed me. This is a VERY good beer! jsmerig (1590) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Pours a cloudy yellow with a white creamy head and active carbonation. Scent reveals floral hop aroma with a mix is spices that comes across as almost oregano. Starts with a pleasant tartness and quickly finishes clean with a balanced amount of hops leaving a peppery aftertaste. An interesting collaboration.
coolfunnj (374) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2010
aroma..almost like a lemon cough drop,minty or menthol and of course the spices i like it..cloudy pale golden colored liquid foamy white head..the spicy taste very apparent in the flavor and a tingly yeasty quality and that hint of "mintiness" as well. lemon citrus,.almost peppery but more likely the sage and rosemary coming thru,i like this a lot better than victorys version..palate light and bitter at the end with lingering peppery notes light-medium bodied would be terrific on a hot summer day mansquito (6438) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2010
New Beer Distributors DFH sampling: Pours a light golden colour with a white head. Aroma is very intense and spicy (getting all the sage up in there)... definitely more spicy than the Victory version of this beer. Again, the taste really presses forth with the spiciness, but lets loose a pleasant yeast and some nice malts. Overall pretty good, I suppose although adding parsley to anything is a great way to never taste it. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2010
bottle. rosemary, herbal, lavender, mentolyptic, vapor rub aroma, light golden pour, very herbal flavor & aroma. Pretty good nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2010
12oz bottle split with Ann. Foggy, practically opaque yellow-tan. Big, fluffy head laces the glass. Lemony herbal aroma. Quite odd and tangy. Great mouthfeel, doughy and effervescent. Similar in some ways to Sahtea, in the way the herbs are well integrated. One of the better US Saisons I’ve had. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 7, 2010
THOUGHTS: Really close to the Stone version. I think this one was a little sweeter and the aroma was a little less intensely herbal, but I think there may have been a little more in the flavor. The hops seem a little more pronounced, too. Or maybe I was just a little mored accustomed to it.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an ever so slightly hazy, light to almost medium gold with fairly nice carbonation and a large, sudsy, ever so slightly off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had light to moderate light bread, cracker and pale malt; moderate lemony hops; lighter pine hops; light to moderate funky yeast; lighter dusty hops; and a pretty good amount of herbs, but less distinguishable than the stone version, although there was definitive rosemary at the end. The initial flavor was sweet, acidic and light to moderately bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet, rather to heavily bitter and moderate to rather acidic with a long duration. There was pale malt, white bread, lemon, mixed herbs a bit of funk and some piney hops. The slightly fuller than light body was rather dry with fizzy carbonation and a rather dry and slightly metallic finish.