jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Fruity with Belgian yeast. Spicy throughout. hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Draft... RBSG 2014… Cloudy golden pour with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. The aroma offers yeast-driven fruitiness and light, phenolic spiciness – clove, banana, pear and apricot. Also a touch bready in the nose. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and feather-soft carbonation. The flavor is chock-full-of fruity and spicy farmhouse esters and phenols. Trends bitter overall, in both the flavor and finish. jtclockwork (16725) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours cloudy orange white head. Nose/taste of wine, oak and light sour fruit. Medium body. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Flight pour on tap at the brewery (Kirkwood, MO). Pours a hazy yellow gold hue, a bit dulled and darker with decent whitish head atop. Mellow ring laces small. Aromas are a bit grainy, yeasty with subtle spice and farmhouse yeast. A bit bready, mellow fruit and subtle citrus. Some gentle sweet pineapple, subtle apple and fruit elements make it a touch sweeter than expected. Initial is medium bodied, nice firmer sweetness up front is apple, bready malts and pineapple overripe sweeter sugary elements. A bit yeasty, gentle flaked wheat and bread join into the middle. The more potent sweet fruity front tapers out to a yeasty backend, farmhouse, gentle spice and pear. Some graininess, yeast, and gentle sweetness finish. A bit too sweet for me, especially up front, eschewing the more crisp, yeasty driven Saison style I like. Meh. deyholla (11759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy orangish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy grain and straw with backing light fruits and light Belgian spice. Flavor has a combination of earthy grain and Belgian yeast with some straw.
Ferris (15910) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Draft - Banana, clove and bubblegum. Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Sweet fruit esters, apricot, peach and sweet Belgian yeast. alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have herbal, funk, some Brett notes, grass, some fruity notes, white wine, wood and a strange sweet sugary component. Interesting, but the sweetness bothered me a bit. gregwilsonstl (2539) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Smells faintly like banana. Spicy. Fruity. Quite yeasty. A hint of hotness at the end but it works well with the spiciness up front RobertDale (6576) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours a mostly clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of funk, wine, fruit, and malt. Taste is wine, sour fruit, funk, wood, and malt. Nice. seymour (2057) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Tasted on tap at the brewery in a tulip glass. It poured a mostly clear orange amber colour with fluffy, long-lasting white foam with nice Belgian lace. Husky grain, rising dough, baking bread, strong Belgian yeast esters and phenols. Definitely some kinda Belgian ale, but darker and richer than any classic Saisons I’ve tasted, the grainbill struck me more as a biscuity, caramelly, fruity English ESB. Some faint earthy and barnyard-y brett aspects. Light-medium body, strong carbonation, long-lasting complex aftertaste. Spicy, but extremely smooth. Absolutely no trace of the high alcohol, until the euphoria later when it’s hits your bloodstream. Great stuff. Much of Kirkwood Station’s brews are decent, familiar, true-to-style stuff, but this is proof they are capable of much more. I can’t wait to taste the barrel-aged version.