Skyview (5868) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received a 16-oz can via trade with 5000. Pours a semi-hazy golden pale yellow colored brew with a thick and rocky white head that has some excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of saison yeast, tart white fruits, and a hint of golden grain malt. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of Belgian yeast, golden grain malt, peppercorns and hint of coriander. Finish is semi-sweet with a yeast and peppercorn with golden grain malt aftertaste. An easy neutral saison overall.
ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, undated, drunk 8/18/16 at Camp Muir, Rainier.
Didnít pour this one out, as we had no glasses, so Iíll give it the default 4.
Smells quite citrusy, with lots of bread dough, honey, light caramel and big white pepper and pineapple qualities. It comes together quite bright, if somewhat sharp/acidic. The hops seem to add more acidity than anything else, though thereís a strong lime/grapefruit element which is actually not resinous. Pepper, grass, grain and more light caramel lingering. Hey, thereís no banana, at least...
Pretty nice texture with an engaging yeast and a malty feel to it that also shows moderately-strong attenuation. Peach, orange, white pepper, hay and bright acidity all comprise the flavor which leans to the malty side, and lightly sweet, but not too much so, really. Fruity and maybe a touch too sharp from the hop and yeast acidity combining. Strong grassiness persists with lots of pineapple, grapefruit and nectarine lingering.
Hungover (103) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flavorful with medium carbonation. Yeasty and green apple flavors although not due to flaw. Quite enjoyable on a summers day. Not sure I fully grasp other raters hate on this one.
Ferris (14387) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can - Light funky bready yeast. Clerish gold with a rich white head. Light sweet funky notes with some apple. Ntt great.
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at The Local, Bellingham, WA, 6.7% ABV
Blond color clean. This smells and tastes as liquefied plastic, Iím thinking of the old plastic Christmas tree, not a single good beer quality; rather unpleasant.
luttonm (5721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Hilliards. Golden, soapy white head. Eggy banana, ok belgian malting character, but very sweet, wet, cloying. Still-heavy. Ok yeasty overtones but body needs a lot of work to my taste.
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can: Poured an orange with white colored head. Skunky funky aroma. Fruity and barnyard, but not very drinkable to me.
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallboy can. Clear golden, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of yeast, spice, white bread. The taste is dry citrus, yeast, pale bready malt. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big can in a tulip. Pours golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, pale and light caramel malts, and some hints of banana/cloves. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best saison but for a standard Belgian-style saison, itís not terrible.
stantheman (1006) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Stateside Craft on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. A pale Amber beer with moderate white head and a sour fruity nose. Taste is sour, fruity, slightly sweet. Sour finish. 3.2.