robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Picked this up at Beers and Cheers in Germantown, MD. Flying Dog was there doing a tasting and I could not pass it up. The color is a bright golden amber with a nice whitish head. Lacing follows the beer down the inside of the glass. The aroma has a Belgian aspect but it’s more mellow. There are also some pine notes. The flavor is sweet and the mouthfeel is pillowy. Finishes clean. jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split with Bryan on 3/9/2012.argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange.
Aroma: Aroma is of piney hops, some grapefruit.
Taste: Nice spice, decent bitterness..
Palate:Medium body, light carbonation.
Summary: A solid saison with decent hop presence.
Draft. Medium white head, clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some spicy, light corn. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, some grapefruit/orange. Light-medium body. dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2011
As I write this the rating is very low, but I’m not sure why. I think it’s a respectable saison, affordable, sessionable. It may not compare with the best imports, but it’s tasty beer. Bubbly, grassy, well balanced, not too sweet, easy to drink. Good shit! ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Location: Shared bottle at dbarnold’s, 10/16/11
mansquito (6695) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Aroma: The nose has some yeast, spice, and a little citrus (lemon, grapefruit)
Appearance: This one pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a small white head
Flavor: It has a pretty good flavor, similar to nose, spicy, with some grass and citrus hops
Palate: It is light-medium bodied, with some fairly heavy carbonation, and a touch of dryness on the finish
I thought this one was pretty solid. I was actually expecting to see the score be a bit higher. I seem to recall a consensus in the room that we all found it to be pretty good.
Whole Foods, P st, DC sixer ($11): Pours a golden color with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is pretty heavily slanted towards the spicy Belgian yeast (which according to another rater is Saison Dupont yeast). However, there is a citrusy hop component. Taste is sort of an onslaught from the Belgian yeast and the hops. This is not a really hoppy beer, and it seems to me that the hops actually become more prevalent in the aftertaste than initially. There is plenty of sweetness, plenty of dryness, and weird balance struck amongst the array of flavors. All in all, I don’t really think that this is that crazy of a beer, or one that deviates too far from the accepted norm of a Belgian Ale or Saison. I thought it was good pleasant drinking. turbosol16 (1) - - OCT 4, 2011 does not count
Poured into a Sam Adams glasses. It has a good earthy aroma, nice golden appearance, same taste characteristics of their other pale ale. Nothing special but not bad either. BeerandBlues2 (13645) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is citrus, light biscuit malt, barnyard notes, tropical fruits, coriander and black pepper. Flavor is light malt, moderate citrus, light hops and bitterness, spices, farmhouse and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation. hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2011
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pour is golden with small white head. Aromas are floral, herbal, and some hay. Taste is very herbal and floral with some nice hop bitterness throw in. There is some spiciness as well, but the finish is dry and herbal. Palate is light to medium with average carbonation and lacing left on the glass. twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Beer Pours a light golden color with a little crisp white head. Aroma to me is sour yeast almost like a belgium type beer. The taste is also like a belgium style bread taste. Overall i like this beer something a little diffirent nice style.