Arayaga2 (2193) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2012
Light gold and hazy with a thin white head. Aroma is honey, lemon, and peppery hops. Taste is light biscuit with sweetness and slight sourness with a bit of hop bitterness. $5/22oz drfabulous (7818) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle at Freakin Frog. Retired? Ok. We drank a retired beer. Saison? Didn’t taste like a saison. I got cloudy orange slightly tart. Rye? Sledutah (7495) - Utah, USA - APR 3, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine Travlr (24319) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2012
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Yeast, banana esters and spices
Taste: Yeasty, grainy, spices and some citrus bitterness in the finish
Decent saison. It got much better as it warmed up.
Bottle. Hazy golden color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of spiced straw and hay. Taste is black pepper, lemon, hay. Not bad. emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pours a soft and pretty clean straw yellow with two fingers of frothy head. Nose is papery and cidery, stale with lots of acetaldehyde. Very very light saison character, hints of spicy/peppery notes and a light tartness. This just isn’t cutting it. Light-medium body and dry finish. Meh.
Braudog (6678) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle. Pretty average pour here ... light, almost-golden amber with a slight haze and a thin white head. Not much to discern in the initial whiff either ... maybe a light floral perfume. The beer drinks with a mellow farmhousey thing, barely noticeable. It finishes with a sweet, fruity edge. Even-keeled, mellow drinker. If it’s really 8% it hides it exceptionally well. Be careful! (#4745, 8/25/2012) KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2012
22oz bottle. The pour was a cloudy amber orange with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that slowly receded, down to a thin film with a small collar and possessed very good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a light bread malt and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of apple, pears, rye, a mild peppery spice and a slight tartness.
The taste was lightly sweet with a mild tartness and a nice fruity presence from the start, and then became rather yeasty with a mild taste of rye and a slightly spicy ending. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow, with a lightly tart spicy taste left hanging on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a bit past light in body and watery in texture with a nice lively carbonation.
Overall this is a brew with a very interesting taste. Not exactly sure what to think of it, but I do know it is rather tasty and really grows on you the more you drink...
slowrunner77 (11938) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"i guess i associate rye with hoppy brews subconciously, so this 27 ibu saison was a bit of a surprise. amber in color, fruity aroma with a hint of spice and funk. pleasant tart aftertaste. light for 8%. a nice beer i’d get a pint of on tap, but for $6+, probably won’t go out of my way for another bottle."
burg326 (5479) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
22 ounce bottle pours an orangish color, aroma of orange zest, grapefruit, pine resin and some spicy yeast. Flavor is the same, didnt taste like a regular sassion. smith4498 (3641) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Pours clear light copper color with white head. Grainy and malty aroma. Sweet caramel and cereal malt flavors with some grassy hops. Medium body with average carbonation. OK, but not worth seeking out or having again.