DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005 WABeerChick (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic example of the style! Spices are subtle and unique but blend well with beer. What a treat!
(Draft: Issaquah Brewhouse in Issaquah, WA) A solid saison, at least in terms of the American brewed saisons I’ve sampled, and it’s reminiscent of Pizza Port’s SPF 45. It’s spicy and sweet, yet mildly tart toward the finish, so the sweetness doesn’t become overbearing. Light-to-medium bodied, sweet and a bit sticky on the palate, but with the tartness, it’s far from being cloying. Sweet, spicy and musty nose, with a hint of coconut in the background. Hazy golden color, with a small white ring of head. Very little lacing. I still haven’t developed a true appreciation of this style, but it’s an interesting style, and this beer is decent and not harsh in any way. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Tap. Golden amber colored, clear. Small white head that fades rather quickly to nothingness and leaves no lacing. Fruity and floral aroma, very nice although a touch too sweet smelling. Medium bodied. Sweetness in aroma carries over to flavor. It is not unbearable, just odd. Lots of floral and herbal notes in flavor. A good beer but a little off style. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Clear orangey amber hue. Sugarry, fruity, coriander and bubblegum aroma. Sugarry candy cane flavor, mild coriander spiciness, fairly mild alcohol warming finish. jackamackson (127) - USA - AUG 6, 2005
my first saison. amber color, small white frothy head. fruity, sort of sour aroma. flavor was somewhat spicy, sour, and light. makes me want to try more in this style. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
On tap at Brewpub. Light orange color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, touch of must and leather, kind of sweet. A medium bodied saison. Malts are fruity and sweet, grapes, spices and a touch of funkiness. Light and refreshing. Nice balance. Crisp and clean. Somewhat sweet, but not to bad. Aftertaste is fruity and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2005
(draft, Rogue Ale House, Portland) Off-white head atop a hazy amber body, Aroma is medium sweet, coriander, pepper, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, orange, coriander, pepper. Light-medium body, some stickiness. A little too sweet for the style. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Flavor is very soapy and sweet, as is the aroma, with some sugary perfume scents and some white grapes. Tastes of vanilla, fancy bathroom soap, and some bad chemical, sugary concoctions. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2005
I am inevitably always disappointed by American Saisons, but I do appreciate that guys try. But again, this one falls flat- too sweet and not enough grassiness. frylock (1144) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2005
I was a little disappointed when the waitress brought this out in a pint glass, but oh well. Hazy golden color with a small white head. Lightly sweet malts, floral notes and some clove in the aroma. Wheat, some banana and lemon hints. Herbal notes and some light hops with a mild sweetness in the finish. Good stuff.