cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2017
keg at the brew pub... Light golden yellow... Small white head... Salty lemon fruits nose... Light dry fruits jredmond (8518) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Draft at Harbor Bar with Brendan and Streets. Pours a clear golden body with thin light white lacing. Strong spice on nose. Mouthfeel is thin and crisp with notes of abrasive spice, esters and yeast. ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Draught at Canary Square, 6/19/17.jcr (2726) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Copper-bronze body has a good clarity and a beige head atop showing moderate retention.
Good mix of esters and phenols here, displaying little/no Americanization. No citrusy/IPA-oriented hop notes and no banana/bubble gum/clove, etc...What it does have is a good amount of earthiness, light bread and nuttiness from the specialty malts and rye, with pleasant yellow and red fruit-like esters. Low on the spiciness/pepper notes and some light cereal on the finish. Clean and no alcohol. I gave this stuff quite a while to breath/warm and it impressed me, for the most part. Good attenuation it seems and all of the "right" esters with none of the bad.
Dry and with a good malt depth to the texture, mostly engaging carbonation and lots of biscuit and cereal character. It still retains a fairly crisp finish highlighted by light white pepper and a touch of lemon. Plentiful esters keep it fruity and there’s tons of Sacch-like acidity (which is quite mild, but still helps balance the malt). Light to moderate bitterness. Quite nutty and cerealic, maybe just a touch too much so, but other than that, this is a very well-done saison that actually bears quite a bit of resemblance to a traditional saison.
Draft. Golden body. Frothy white head. Aroma of clove, spice, toasted grain, plastic. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Nothing delicate about this beer. Overly spiced. Goopy, medicine-like mouthfeel. Yuck. ben4321 (6677) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2016 Draft at Cooper’s Chelsea. Hazy yellowish pour with a white head and sticky lacing. Spice and yeast aroma, some grains and grass. Taste is spice, a little funk, and a bit of tartness too. Tart, clean, and nuts-dry on the close, with a spicy tingly.
j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Spicy rye on the nose, a touch of citrus, spicy yeast. Medium bodied, big and smooth, warm yeast, a nice amount of phenols. Easy drinking into the finish, slow long bitterness. Smooth and tasty. trapped (3490) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 28, 2015
Draught. Hazy bright yellow with small frothy white head, faint moldy aroma, medium carbonation, aged cheese flavored medium bitter taste, long finish with rye/cheesy aftertaste. Very interesting beer! mansquito (6814) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is light rye... Really not much... Some funk in there as well. Taste is lightly botter rye with farmhouse funk. Pretty good saison. Good balance.