corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a clear, pale golden orange color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a 2.5 finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Looks a bit over carbonated but has good retention with streaks of soapy lace left behind.
Earthy, musty aroma with a strong farmhouse funk character along with zesty spice, bread-y yeast, light fruit and citrus. Grass, straw and barnyard followed by pepper, bread, apple, pear, citrus rind and pale malt. Slightly floral/perfume-like with a touch of grassy saaz hops as well with some mango and papaya countering the funky/earthy saison notes. Inviting aroma that smells true to style, unlike the Bretta version which is kind of a disaster.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with tight carbonation and a strong earthy farmhouse flavor up front that lingers over the subtle hops, peppery spice, light fruit and pale malts into a dry finish. A bit over carbonated with champagne-like effervescence. Slight resinous, grassy hops compliment the farmhouse yeast giving off a dry, slightly funky and bitter flavor that’s countered by spicy pepper/coriander, biscuit and sweeter fruit notes toward the finish, notably apple, pear and light grapes. Subtle booziness but the ABV is decently concealed making this beer pretty easy to drink. Overall, I enjoyed this beer much more than the Bretta version but it didn’t really stand out as a particularly interesting interpretation of the style. I’m glad to have tried it but wouldn’t seek it out again. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Best by 12/2017.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a soft hazy burnt orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within a nice minute. Lacing seemed appropriate.
The smell had a sweet grassy/herbal aroma up front. Floral and citrus graces underneath with subtle spices to slide in for the balance.
The taste was moderately sweet with the spice to make a nice effort to remain in the balance. Malts make a slight presence. Dry herbal to floral aftertaste runs into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to run nice on the body leading with an almost herbal creamy feel all around.
Overall, this was a pretty nice dry saison, pretty sure I could come back to. musinj6 (506) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Pours an opaque golden with 2 finger head with good retention. Aroma of banana, yeast, bread, coriander and maybe white pepper. Mildly sweet, spicy flavor. with a hint of bitterness. Rounds out bitter in the end. chewy, full bodied texture. excellent saison. BrewBrain (185) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle # 40283, 1st glass was light golden clear but after that quite hazy. Moderate foamy head. Instructions on bottle say to store upright but the sediment added flavor. Light fruit, yeasty nose, herbs, floral. Taste is sourdough, herbal, earthy mineral. Moderate carbonation. Mildly bitter mineral herb finish. vyvvy (6560) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2015
On tap at the tasting room - Pours pale golden / orange with a small white head. The aroma has orange, farmhouse yeast, mild toast and some bugs. It has a medium smooth body with soft grainy carbonation. The flavor starts with toast, dry caramel, stone fruit, herbs, dried leaves and funk. The finish is dry and sulfury. Pretty good.
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Lemon, peach(?) cream, light hoppiness, Light banana sweetness, floral hop finish. So drinkable. Apricot color with a nice cream head/ substantial fingers.
Just a deliciously balanced beer. Coming to expect it from this brewery.
---Rated via Beer Buddy App Capa (3329) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2015 Gushed a bit when opened but I couldn’t detect any off aroma or flavor so I’m not sure why that happened. Golden with a large white head. Aroma is sweet fruity, lemon, spice, a bit of tartness. Medium, fizzy body. Flavor is citrus and spice and everything nice. Light sour finish. Very nice saison. allmyvinyl (10823) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle at the October Christmas at The Garvie’s tasting. Pours hazy gold with a thick white head. Aromas of light funk, yeast spice. Taste is spice, light lemon. Dry finish. GlasgowTAD (1873) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Pours a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is peaches, apricots and slight funk im ze background. Taste is funk, slightly bitter, peaches and apricots. Stuu666 (14044) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours hazy golden orange, nose is citrus, light funk, yeasty, taste is bitter, dry, juicy fruit, sweet.