skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours a burnt hazy orange with a one finger white head with very nice lacing. Aroma is of rye bread, earthy citrus, belgian yeast, ripe banana, and some cloves. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the addition of some sweet candied malts and burnt caramel notes. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, medium finish. Overall, a pretty tasty and interesting saison that makes nice use of rye malts. slowrunner77 (12569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Good use of rye here...melds well with the light farmhouse character of the beer, though I’d think of this as a rye ale before a saison, there are elements of both. Would have brought one home if there was room."
Theydon_Bois (20425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Tap at Elysian, Seattle, 27/05/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin white head which dissipates edgeward.
Nose is grass, bretts, yeast esters, bitter orange, farmhouse tones.
Taste comprises grass, spice, good dose of bretts, barnyard, light funk, bitter tangerines, lemon rind, orange pith.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tarte fruit and funk as the curtain falls.
Decent saison - good stuff. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a cloudy brass color with a small white head that slowly fades to a fine film. The aroma is a bit understated with grass, floral and Belgian yeasts. The taste is complex with yeasts, pepper, white fruits, citrus and biscuit. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: a decent Saison. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On tap at the Livermore Saloon. It pours yellow with a small white head. The aroma is light citrus, spice and rye. A bit bready. The flavor is full with rye and spice and perfectly balanced with floral and citrusy hops. Full and silky mouthfeel. Mildly tart bitter finish with more spice and yeast. Yum.
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Draught at Pumphouse, Richmond, BCDoofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Cloudy amber color with small compact head. The aroma is fruity and fresh. Malt and cereals flavor, with balanced bitterness and a very fresh fruity hopping.
I’m liking this not so typical saison. The aroma is very good: wet hay, yeast, dough, flowers, with sort of a grainy undertone lurking in there. Taste is somewhat less than the aroma would lead you to expect, but it’s really nice with elements of: yeast, dough, slight clove, faint fruitiness. The finish is where you’ll find the rye; it’s hidden on the end as you get this grainy bitter bite, in some ways it’s as interesting as it is unsettling. ...the ants are attacking...where’s the garden hose. bhensonb (15601) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dirty/hazy orange with a 3 finger foamy near-white head. Aroma is earthy and fruity - but not strongly (foam in the way). Med plus body. Flavor is peppery, earthy, some rye, and arguably citrus. Expected more citrus, but it is what it is. For me it’s rather smooth pepper/fruit with perhaps some non-pepper spice. Mellow ale. Drinks nicely. ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Draft and bottle, 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a medium golden color, light amount of head. Aroma is lovely, estery, yeasty, floral, tart, Body bigger than one might expect. Rye comes through in finish, providing some bitterness. Finish long-lasting, with a tinge of sweetness. Really nice, for summer drinking, and while not exactly sessionable, there is a lot more going on here than a lot of lighter beers. Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours light gold with white foam. Smells sweet of honey, a little lemon and oats. Tastes sweet with good mouthfeel, hints of honey, oats and a hint of peppercorns. Ends slightly tanniny, but doesn’t really taste of rye.