jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with white head. Straw, yeasty, malty aromas. Spicy, straw, yeasty, citrus flavors. Very solid saison. madvike (3306) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle - Pours clear yellow with a thin white head. Nose is light clove, banana--had you told me this was a hefe, I might have believed you. Coriander, a touch of citrus, and a light, dry malt base. Tastes a lot the same--tons of hefe notes, with mineral dryness, white pepper, and a touch of tropical fruit on the finish. Man, not sure I buy this being a saison, but who cares--it’s tasty! puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle at WTWBA. Cloudy, pineapple yellow pour. Horsey and peanuty flavor, with husky wheat notes. Ratty, horsey, grainy flavor, mostly sweet with a little bit of wort. Blech. auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2009
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/3801 Flaccid wet corn comes first. A spritz of lemon juice and a crack of green pepper liven it up a little, but this is hauntingly familiar of that Horny Goat shit. Pours a hazed peachy golden, with an opalescent and shiny white rim. Flavor is less dreadful than the aroma, but not too much so. This tastes like a wet, soppy lager with a little soap and potpourri thrown in. A bit of yeast gumminess in the backend gives it some authenticity. I’m afraid I’ve been duped by Steven’s Point again. I was hoping for a unique Minnesota perspective on Saison. Instead, I get "Brewed & Bottled by Lift Bridge Beer Co., Steven’s Point, WI." This finishes on a nice light stonefruit character, but it’s still nothing I can get too excited about. Ends with a fusel heavy, near-nail-polish volatile note.
Pours a semi-clear golden straw blonde brew with a slow dissolving white head that leaves behind a nice spotty lacing and a thin white ring. Bottle Aroma of yeast, a touch of banana esters, some light cloves, and a hint of white bread malt. Taste is light to medium bodied with some carbonation with flavors of dry white bread malt, banana esters, cloves a touch of bubblegum, and dry herbs. Finish is semi-dry with a fast disappearing herbal spice aftertaste. Remember to allow this saison to come up to room temperature to get the full flavor and aroma. Love this Saison
islay (3115) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2014
6 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom as part of a six-beer flight. Consumed on 5-30-14. Pours a hazy, pale straw with light beige to off-white head. Fruity aroma features scents of peach and fruit candy cane. The smell also is tart, with scents of apple cider and apple vinegar. Strong aroma. Tart and dry taste features an apple juice element. There is a touch of aspirin tablet acridity in the flavor, but not in a bad way, believe it or not. Light to medium body. Lively, frothy, crisp, and refreshing in the tablet. Overall, this is a solid American saison. malrubius (3087) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Where the Wild Beers Are at The Gate 8/30/09. Very pale yellow with head. Perfumy soapy grapefruit aroma. Pineapple coconut sweet marshmallow with fairly dry herbal finish. Decent. Bacterial (3074) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Clear pale yellow pour with a nice white head. Slight belgian spice in the nose. Mild, very easy to drink. Crisp, simple, refreshing and just a touch spicy. cards04 (2943) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours a light golden with little head. Aromas of sweet grains and honey with similar flavour profile. Some hops at the end. Underwhelming.