BlackForestCO (1288) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Darn, when I was drinking this I had no idea the ABV was only 3.7%. This is something, at that ABV, that I would love to have around all the time. Poured a lightly hazy golden-orange color with a fluffy white head that stuck around nicely. Aroma of wheat, some spice, a moderate yeastiness, some soft citrus (tangerine and apricot) and a light hoppiness. Moderately dry, crisp entry with some nice wheatiness leads into a lightly funky, dry yeastiness with some undertones of citrus fruit and a light floral hoppiness. Moderate carbonation, decent mouthfeel. I wish stuff like this was bottled. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of perfume, floral, apricot, and citrus. Flavor of citrus, yeast, floral, clove, and black pepper. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Draft at Clybourn. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange color with an off white head. Subdued nose including the likes of apricot, clove, and cider vinegar. Light bodied with slight acidity. I tasted clove, peach, a bit of wet stone (at the finish), and a splash of cider vinegar. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2008
pour is lightly hazed golden with a thin white head...smell is dry and fruity with some leather and light sourness...taste is much the same with some apples and pears and cobwebs...interesting for sure! Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2008
On tap at the Clybourn brewpub: It poured a slightly hazed bronze/amber body with a foamy head that laced nicely, although oddly, just on one side of the tulip. It had an aroma of pome fruit, garden flowers, undetermined spices, and a lightly tart funkiness. A touch of caramel, some sour orange juice, and pepper were added to the flavor. It finished dry and mildly tart. Probably GI’s best Saison to date.
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2008
draft at GI Clybourn. pours hazy gold with white head. nose of cardamom, mint, red apple, yeast. flavor notes are yeasty, cardamom, mint, red fruit, yeasty, a touch of tartness and pepper. mouth feel is a soft and smooth. another GI saison that lacks farmhouse character and carbonation that is too soft. decent brew though. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours a very nice deep gold, fluffy head that dissipates. Nose of rip fruits, sour candy and a little spice. Taste is a bit tart in the front with a clean and dry finish. Very nice beer.