jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
22oz bottle-shared by PatrickL-pours hazy straw with a big offwhite head. Aroma is tart/tannin, apple skin, nail polish remover. Taste is tart/tannin, apple skin with some sweetness, yeast. dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Decent Saison, very tart. Nose has some good apple to it and there’s plenty again in the back of the palate. Points for being creative. Loses a little due to over-carbonation and my distaste for stuffing fruit in to an already good beer. Interesting though, I would recommend trying once. lamas (1655) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Release #6. Mine says 7.8% ABV. A hazy pale straw pour with a smallish off-white head. A moderately yeasty/funky aroma of sour lemons, citrus rinds, Granny Smith apples, candied sugar, nutmeg, cloves, coriander, mint, and some bananas. Goes down thin, crisp, and very effervescent. Candied sugar and tart green apples upfront taste-wise. Sour lemons and bitter citrus rinds at the end. Nutmeg, cloves, coriander, and ginger throughout. Wheaty and grainy. Maybe the ginger was a bit much or it was just over-spiced as a whole, but this just didn’t quite work. LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a lot of carbonation and a thick, fizzy white head. Aroma of tart fruit, banana, lemon, bready malt, ginger, nutmeg, cloves. Flavor is slightly tart up front with lots of fruit and malty notes with a sharper tartness in the finish plus mostly yeasty and bready notes. Mild to moderate spices. The whole "sour apple" bit is rather subtle, but this is definitely on the more sour side of saisons. Tasty though!
7/4/8/4/14 [3.7/5] orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Thanks to whoever brought this one to Ffej of July IX
A - Pours straw yellow with a bright white one finger tall head leaving light lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of your typical saison but with a big sour apple infusion. Kind of smells like a funky apple pie.
T - Starts off with a nice sour apple punch that fades very quickly into a mix of bright spices and dulled funk. The flavors are good but they all fade quite quickly. The finish is a mix of dryness and light funk, lingering for a short period of time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation.
O - Not bad by any means but it never really blew me away either. I like the combo of apples and saison tho and with a little bit of tweaking I think this one might be a winner.
smith4498 (3674) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle from Sledutah - Secret Santa 2011. Release #3. Pours slightly hazy pale straw color with huge white head. Funky wheat and yeast aromas. Tart green apple and wheat flavors with some dough. Medium body with effervescent carbonation. Thanks Craig. agl108 (1306) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2012
On draft at the Thirsty Monk, Asheville. Poured a hazy peach with little sign of carbonation. Flavor of dry, sweet apples. Bready. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
bhensonb (15756) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Date: August 20, 2011
Appearance: opaque yellow, fine white head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: spicy malt aroma, touch of sweet green apple
Flavor: big apple flavor, starts of sweet before taking a big tart turn, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Bomber from Brewforia. Pours light dishwater gold with a foamy white head. Smells like ginger/clove over some green apple skin. Near med body. Flavor is sort of like the aroma, but perhaps more so. There’s a lot going on here. There is no escaping the ginger and the apple, but all in all it’s sort of saison. GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Nice hazy golden orange appearance. Juicy tart green apple flavor, bandaids, tons of spice, clove particularly. Nice refreshing saison.