luttonm (6273) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Naked City, Seattle. Lighter, slight haze yellow, white cream. Pale clean, lots of sweet esters. Wattery body. Odd, ok yeast. Oddly Belgian. Meh. deyholla (11604) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a near clear pale yellow with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has lots of musty grains and bread with a slight leafy note. Flavor has light sweet fruit with musty grains and earthy grass supporting. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2016
Draft at Naked City. Lightly cloudy, golden color with frothy white mini frothy white head. Bubblegum, toast, banana, pepper, wheat field. Prickly carb. Not bad. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of herbs, florals, grass, and citrus. Flavor of grass, florals, pepper, bubblegum, and eatrhiness with a dry finish. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Draft at NCBC. This is my 1,000th rate of a Washington beer. This is one milestone I will admit is satisfying to hit, especially since it hadn’t been done before. I am stoked that it’s one of Don’s beers--I didn’t plan where this milestone would land, but I’ve long suspected it would work out this way. He’s created a great place to come try Washington beers, and for people to learn about about well-made beer. He’s also making a ton of good beers himself. And I am stoked that it’s a saison. It’s a great style that you didn’t see made locally much, even five years ago. Seems like Washington beer is here to stay. This one pours a clear bright gold with a loose white head. There are grass, hay, and floral notes on the nose. There’s a lively medium body, showing crackers, faint white pepper, hay, wet grass, and floral notes on the mid-palate. Mild finish. One of the great things about drinking this beer was sitting next to someone who wanted to know what saison was, and her husband interrupted to hoot about how good his first sour beer--ever--was (NCBC Dark Passage, just for the record). Beer’s not just an underground sensation anymore. And thank god for that.
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Lightly spicy, fruity aroma with hints of bubblegum and hay. Delicate, but pleasant. Pours hazy pale yellowish golden orange, thin head. The flavor is also soft but nice. Hay, light spice, light fruity sweetness, and bubblegum. Crisp light earth/pepper finish. Soft but flavorful, light and drinkable. Very nice. anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
Draft @ Washington Brewers Festival 2010, Kenmore, WA. Pours a pale golden color with a small off-white head. Has a malty spicy yeasty cirtus aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty bubblegum flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus finish. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Clear golden color/ fleeting head. Spicy clove, coriander, pit fruit aromas. medium bodied. Sweet n’ spicy flavor is pale malt, estery clove and banana, too sweet. Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Draft, SBW closing. Pale gold, thin white head. Aroma of coriander, citrus, spice, flowers. Flavor of bubblegum, citrus, light wheaty malt, honey sweetness, light earthiness. Flavor profile seems to overlap between hefeweizen and saison. Enjoyably floral and fruity. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Naked City Brewery & Taphouse--Fleur d’Elise Saison. 4 oz. Taste @ Seattle Beer Week Last Call Festival 5/23/2010. 6.50% ABV. 25 IBU’s? Floral Belgian coriander Saaz hop spicy front. Clear thin straw yellow color. Wild spicy Belgian dry sweet tangy body. Tangy cloying clean dry honey spice end. (3.75 / 5.0).