OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2012
bottle, from trade with Carny77. good aroma, tart, yeasty, little bready, coriander, lemon, little banana. Got better as warmed. mellow spice and was a tad more balanced between yeast and malt scents. Hazed yellow gold color. Big head, eventually faded. spotty lace. sweet, flavor. light body smooth thin mouthfeel, spiced finish. it’s good, warmed up nicely. felt like when cold it emphasized the spice in the yeast. malt kind of came up as it warmed with it’s sweetness and made it more enjoyable. AmEricanbrew (7011) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Hazy light golden color with white sheen. Nice tart wheat, herbal, vegetal, lemon peel aromas. Medium body. Sour dough, honeysuckle, lemon, herbal vegetal flavors--tasty Saison. aracauna (3682) - Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
This looks a lot like the Prison Camp Pils, but it’s much drier and the flowery/spicy aroma is definitely different from the pils. Slightly overcarbonated. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2012
22oz bottle-courtesy decaturstevo-pours cloudy straw with a retaining white head. Aroma is spice/herbal, light malt, lemon. Taste is horse blanket, tart lemon, acidic, spice/herbal, light malt. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Hazed straw pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of hay, bread, and B.yeast. Sweet wheaty start with a dry finish. Light spicy/earthy bitter. Light medium body with smooth carbonation.
Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Cloudy yellow, loose but fairly sizey white head. Nice bready, yeasty aroma - some grass, some odd banana aromas, too. Smooth, mellow flavor with a lot of yeasty sweetness and a lot of mild spices. Citrus, grass, wood (maybe a little cedar) pop up, as well. Casual, unhurried flavors, and it doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to reveal itself. jw0406 (1305) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2012
22 oz bottle pours a hazy golden head with a great white head. Aromas of flowers, light citrus, spice. Light bodied with a light fresh finish, my favorite from them so far. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2012
22oz bottle thanks to jrob21: Pours a hazy bright golden with a large stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh floral nose with some light fruity esters and a touch of sweetness. Starts with pretty good fullness and lots of effervescent carbonation with a mild biscuity maltiness before a drier bittersweet finish with some clove notes. Could use a little more balance, but a good attempt at the style. drunkenpolack (322) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Reprieve pours a hazy golden color. Pure white pillow like head with a ton of bubbles shooting up to the top of the glass. Aroma is not huge but what’s there is nice and inviting. Floral with a small bit of spice. Nice aroma of fruit. Apple, citrus, and lemon. The usually yeasty character you get from this style of beer is there too.
Again the taste is not overwhelming or huge but for me it hit all the right notes. A small amount of barnyard funk. Tart and sour lemon notes. The other fruits I mention in the aroma seem to disappear a bit. Then what follows is some yeast and spice that meld together nicely. There’s a bready almost earthy taste that lingers at the end. Everything just comes together nicely.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin and fizzy. But honestly thats ok. I think it goes perfect with everything else this beer offers. This one goes down lovely after a hot summer day. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Date: May 28, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of citrus, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, nice fruityness, lots of spicyness, touch of pepper, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4