vyvvy (6525) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Thanks to terminus for picking this one up for me. Pours hazy yellow with a good sized white head. The aroma has phenolic spice, chamomile, apple / peach fruitiness, hints of hops and lively Belgian yeast notes. Medium clean crisp body with some minor sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with all of the aroma notes with lots of fruit and spice along with spicy hops. The finish is clean, dry and has a nice dry spiciness. Nice beer. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Bottle bought in Wis. Coriander and spice upfront on the nose some fruit near finish. Hazy gold body with white head that went flat quick. Thick sticy spice coriander flavor to start with and hard to drink. Hard cany spice mellowed out near middle of beer a fuity flavor along with sourness and spice made this on drinkable. From the way it started was about to drain pour it. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2009
light gold pour. white head. aroma of lemon meringue pie, tangerine peels and granny smith apples. flavor is full of lemon, orange, coriander and wheat. Flavors are a bit over the top, but it still is a pretty tasty beer. A bit much on the carbonation as well. noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Summary: A very drinkable saison, somewhat over-spiced. Aroma: Coriander and yeasty funk in about equal measure. Appearance: Cloudy pale blonde. Bubbles rise while sediment settles, nice visual effect. A significant white head leaves abundant lacing. Flavor: Nice yeasty funk lasts through the entire sip. Heavily spiced, coriander and cloves. Fruit juice elements, blueberry, lemon zest, also present. Palate: Generally juicy, a bit thin in the body. Eminently drinkable. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Pour is light golden and is quite hazy with a dense tight bubbled off white head...smell is zesty and citric with strong notes of coriander and black pepper...interesting nose...taste is insanely fruity at first with lots of pears and oranges...then orange zest bitterness and coriander take over...overly spiced...drinkable, but too much...
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a decent frothy white head. Aroma is lightly sweet fruit but really overpowered by the coriander. Flavor is the same, only the spices come on strong late. Light bodied, creamy texture. Too bad, they would have nailed this one were it not for the over spicing. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Cloudy pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of spice, fruit, coriander and orange. Taste of spice, fruit peel , sweet malt and fruit. Spicy finish that is somewhat dry. I’m no saison expert but this reminded me more of a witbier than the other saisons I’ve had.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Pours a hazy golden-yellow color with a spongy, well retained, snow white head. Soapy lace slides about the glass, with some nice, thick flares eventually setting in place. The aroma shows a delicate, grainy malt background with notes of coriander, juniper berries, citrus blossoms, and hints of peppery spice. There is a distinct farmhouse funk there as well. Flavors again show a nice balance between soft, dry grains and bright, floral and citrusy spicing. Grains of Paradise really emerge as well. The finish is tart and dry, spices fading into the yeasty, farmhouse funk. Light on palate but well carbonated, the drinkability really lends itself to summertime weather. Overall, this is a pretty nice little saison/witbier hybrid. I dig it. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2008
12 oz bottle and served in my NB worthy glass: Hazy golden hue with a fading fizzy head and spotty sheets of lace. The aroma has major spice notes of coriander, ginger, kaffir lime leaves, grains of paradise, juniper, some wet grains and a hint of medicinal vapours. The taste is equally spicy and slightly fruity with a base of wheat and pale malts. Once I got used to the flavor profile this is pretty tasty, more a witbier than Biere de Garde or Saison however. drfabulous (8105) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Saison or Wit Beer? Closer to wit. Light and fruity somewhat. Nice citrus after taste. Not bad, but not saison. Bought at Steve’s in Madison.