shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle. Cinnamon, nutmeg, green apple, malt, and hay aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet nutmeg, cinnamon, light apple malt, and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Light body. Patrickctenchi (6560) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle: (release #42, 7.7%)
Clear, still, gold with a ring of white head.
Funky, green apple-peel, nutmeg, spice scent.
Taste is soft, but tart green apple......cinnamon, honey, ginger......
Dry, not really sour...just tart and refreshing.
Enwiebe (318) - - SEP 14, 2015
9/14/15. Bomber batch #54. Light spicy nose. Not the sour apple I was expecting. More dark Belgian funk than sour. Light straw body but not what I'd call a summer beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone svandyke (231) - USA - AUG 10, 2015
22oz bottle- Pours with a nice little head, nutty note along with the Saison sour. Wow, lots of spice in there, but I can quite grasp the apple. Bubblegummy and banana smell and taste with a bit of an oily texture. Holtguy (176) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Pours clear yellow. Negligible head. Aroma of straw and Belgian spices. Flavor is like a Belgian golden ale, dry and a little bitter, with a smidge of apple cider. Not tart, which was disappointing to me based on the description.
willisread (3308) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya, shared at a tasting. Clear, light gold with a small white head. Aromas of saison yeast, granny smith apples, peach, light yogurt and some clove. Taste is more of the same. Very granny smith apple-y with nice tartness. A little sweet, but not too cloying. Enjoyable. ttoadee (1485) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Notes from recent Denver trip. Clear light yellow pour, white head, nice lace. nose is apple and yeast. Slightly sour. Middle is light grain, sour yeast, sour apple (granny smith). Finishes nicely dry. Bill Becker (1011) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Pours a pale gold with a good and long lasting head of foam.
I smell the usual spiciness for the style with some green apple tartness.
Spices of coriander and cloves, hints of barnyard, light tartness of green apples. Not my cup of tea as the tart doesn’t compliment the traditional flavours of the Saison. UXO (1896) - CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Appearance: clear pale straw with one fat finger of loose fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: sweet apples, citrus, mild barnyard funk, spices. (7/10) Taste: moderately strong sweet, mild bitter, moderate tart. (7/10) Palate: light body, lively carbonation, off-dry slightly sweet cinnamon finish. (4/5)
Even more sweet and boozy for a saison than their Straight Up, but still quite drinkable. The apple presence is strong and sweet without being cloying, making this taste very much like a cider. Not as sour as I was hoping, but sufficient to temper the sweetness and still quite pleasant. The spice presence grows as the bottle progresses, with cinnamon eventually coming through loud and clear (though it doesn’t at the outset).The ABV is almost completely hidden, making this a bit of a dangerous brew. Slightly disappointing and inferior to their Straight Up - but only slightly. (14/20) Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Apple and cider like pour and aroma. Very live carbonation. Taste has apples some other light fruits. Finishes mead and cider like with sparkling wine types.