bhiner41 (193) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Yellow color with lots of particulate floating, small white head and white lacing. Smell of lemon, tart malt and orange. It has a complex flavor of citrus and sour, almost like an artisinal ale. this beer seems to be a more flavorful and complex belgian ale. Do not fruit this beer. Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Pours yellow with a huge fizzy white head. Sour aroma and soft sour flavor. Great beer. naivepegasus (388) - USA - MAY 21, 2011
Pours a clear orange with a finger of stark white head. Slight sour malt notes in the odor. Tart flavor to it with a bit of a sharp aftertaste. AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2012 A very special beer that everyone should at least try. I immediately fell
in love with the aroma. It was citrusy, yeasty, with a huge fruity character. The taste is dominated by sour orange peel throughout and it culminates with a very yeasty feel. Carbonation is very light, I’d call it sparkly, and the 6.5% ABV is formidably well concealed. It also has this wine-like feel to it. I liked it very much. kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Having to drink non-IPA’s like this because that is what the old lady prefers, but might as well rate them. I try all of her wheat/white/saison/hef, etc. beers that she prefers. This one was pretty tasty actually. banana, vanilla, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, light body.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Not sure why it happens, but this is a beer I have drank a lot of starting with the early versions at GTMW. Point is, I love this beer. The current bottle is a 22oz that is 11mo’s old. Most of the ones that I have had were 4 packs with a little less age on them. This beer is nice fresh and really nice with a bit of age on it. Yeasty, fruity, bretty aroma with a touch of wood. Taste is moderately dry with a nice tartness and flavors of candi sugar, pils malt, hosreseblanket, citrus and vanilla. I was thinking the other day that I am always so sad when I run out of this, it as nearly a perfect beer for all occasions. neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
2010 vintage, bottled Nov 19, 2010. 650 mL bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester, served in a tulip. Pours hazy straw-golden with a medium, dense white head and champagne carbonation. The head remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of coriander, orange, banana, lemon, oak, flowers, pepper, pale malts and yeast. The flavour is dry and a bit sour with a touch of acidity. It has citric notes, spice, a touch of vanilla and some hops. The finish is long and citrusy-peppery. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, creamy texture and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice saison with a delicate citrusy character. Bright and floral, it is refreshing yet moderately complex. 2011-05-11 fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Golden in color, with barnyard funk and a strong sour note that glides above orange peel citrus and white pepper spice. Nicely done. HartManSam (74) - Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle Light but very flavorful. My girlfriend loved it and finished it ha. Good taste but not what I’m looking for in a beer. =) mcdalough (21) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Tasted 5-10-2011 at home from bottle. 2011 Vintage drank young.
Aroma: Classic wild yeast exciting nose. Musty nose transitions to savory spices with citrusy orange everpresent. Also a bit of bubblegum sweetness present for me.
Appearance: Slight haze with the bottle conditioning. Pours a muted yellow apricoty color with head that disappears surprisingly fast for a bottle conditioned beer.
Taste: Nice sweetness present at the start offset by the mustiness. Orange peel dominates the mid-palate while the beer transitions to a bubble gum and estery finish. There is also the oaking "vanilla" supporting the alcohol and tampening down some of the rough edges.
Palate: Nice effervescence present throughout bringing the delicate volatiles to the fore.
Overall: Surprisingly restrained. Classic saison with a moderate to restrained yeast character (at least for a belgian). Extremely enjoyable.