nimbleprop (8591) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
750ml bottle pours a clear gold with a hazy, white head. Nose is mild, honey, chalk, flowers. Flavor is sweet, yeasty, malty, flowers, honey. Finish is mild, lightly chalky. Straight forward saison. joet (2648) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Exactly as intentioned apparently. Some positive Noble hops. Delicious cracker, biscuit malt flavors. Nothing spicy or fancy. Just straightforward golden delicious (slightly fruity, apple) ale with low esters and hops coming through in the nose and taste. Excellent stuff with Urthel and Lost Abbey signatures. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2010
transparent gold, bubbly frothy white head. Lots of lemon, wheat, and faint pepper, not very complex but balanced. Flavor similar, lots of lemon and Brett, light pepper. Palate a bit overcarboned, accentuates thin profile. Not as soapy as the Red Barn, more floral, but both similar in heavy carbonation and light floral shades. Travlr (25500) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2010
750 ml bottle courtesy of MrChopin, thanks very much! Hazy golden color. Aroma of straw and lemon. Taste is malt with a hint of bitterness. Not bad. brokensail (16601) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
A: The pour is a nice golden orange color with a big, fluffy, clingy white head.
S: A solid malt base with bready pale malts and hints of honey. Some floral and grassy hop notes along with a light citrus zest and yeast component.
T: The flavor is light and crisp with the same clean malt base detected in the nose. Some mild bitterness along with a light grassy flavor and minimal citrus.
M: The body is medium with a really crisp and refreshing feel on the tongue.
D: I wish I could have tried this fresh, but this was still pretty nice. Easy to drink, clean, and quite refreshing for a warm day here in Southern California.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2010
A: opaque straw yellow, with a nice white head. good retention and lacing.
S: some citrus form the malts, some nice funk aromas in there. solid malts in the aroma, very enticing.
T: great citrus saison flavors, lemon, oranges, with a variety of funky characteristics, wonderful spices in there as well.
M: smooth and delightful. solid medium bodied saison, with a great palate. perfect carbonation level.
D: phenomenally drinkable. put a bottle down by myself rather easily.
jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
2010-07-03. Lightly hazy golden yellow body with a large billowy white head and lace. Floral grassy aroma, light yeast. Flavour is similar, grassy bitterness up front, modest spice and yeast, grassy hops linger long into the finish. Average palate is fairly smooth. Pretty good, grassy profile is not entirely to my personal taste. Has held up very well. 2008 Vintage Bottle at Brouwers, Seattle mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
[3091-20100703] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Odd mild yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, medium orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head and pretty lattice lacing. Plastic saison yeast flavour has a long yeasty aftertaste. Medium body. So very many zombies in this bar now. Nice beer.
callmemickey (4549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Overheard: "Bourbon dragon sauce?" "It’s made with real dragons!"
(Vintage 2008 @ Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle, WA)
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Golden-straw body with a moderate head capping things off. Good retention and lacing.
S: This is a classic smelling saison. Funky. Farm fresh. Lemon. Grass. Blowing wind. Yeast and a nice bitter lingering.
T: The complexity is lost somewhere as the nose transfers to the palate. While still maintaining the overall feel of the nose, the distinctions between the flavors become muted. Still a nice treat, the farm fresh funk and green grass is nice.
M: Good carbonation leads to a crisp, refreshing brew.
O: All around a good saison. Doesn’t hold up to some of the big boys, but that is NO reason to not get your hands and enjoy this well crafted beverage! kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 10, 2010
750 mL bottle. Dark golden cloudy pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of barnyard, yeast and grapefruit. Medium bodied taste of yeast, citrus hops and a nice array of farmhouse spices. Lasting dry finish.