WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted during the Great Rate Beer Internet Catastrophe of ’08. A decent saison, but not exceptional. Flavors are good and uncomplicated, which makes it both highly drinkable and, at the same time, less impressive than the best of the style.
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 50cl. It pours a murky golden beer with a small head. Pleasant, discrete nose with hints of gooseberries, melon, pineapple, mint, figs and home made caramel appearing. Nicely yeasty. Figs, lemon peel, oranges, quite a lot of melon, gooseberries and coriander in the taste. Decent bitterness. Some home made caramel and pineapple sneaking in. Not much lacework. Yeasty. Very pleasant. Medium bodied. A lot of great characteristics showing up in this beer. Dry finish with hints of oranges, yeast and coriander. Thanks a lot larsga for this beer!
shigadeyo (3648) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
<b>10/30/2008</b>: Nogne O Saison has a cloudy golden color with frothy white head. The aroma is dry and spicy with lots of citrus peel character. The flavor is spicy, floral, and fairly bitter with lots of citrus peel layered on top of a decent toffee maltiness. The earthy, bitter lingering aftertaste makes it difficult to pass up having another sip. This particular Saison seems more malty than most and that is fine with me. I am enjoy the additional matliness, bitterness, and complexities. Also, it has a medium to medium-full body and a smooth mouthfeel.
<i>1 pt .9 fl. oz. bottle (14 P, 25 IBU, 6.5% Alc.Vol) shared by Tmoney99 at the weekly Party Source gathering. Thanks Tom! Rating #301 for this beer...</i>
Tmoney99 (13914) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Crown #19. Poured hazy orange color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate yeasty spice and fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet&sour citrus flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid refreshing beer.
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy light golden color with no head. Smells grassy and herbal with some citrus. The taste is of strong bitterness with a lot of grassy flavors. Even with the bitterness, it tastes a little watered down, though. Overall, not a bad beer.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle from Belmont Station in Portland, OR. I guess I’m confused why this is considered a saison. Smells and tastes exactly like a wheat beer. This is almost identical to Franziskaner or Paulaner. Pours a bright cloudy yellow with little head. Nose is sort of watery but with a surefire hint of bananas like other good wheat beers. Very yeasty. There is a little spicy kick, but overall not too much different from a German wheat beer. Aftertaste is dry and neutral. I would recommend this but I’m still confused about the choice of label.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy yellow orange with no head at all. The nose is very bland and there is not much to smell. The flavor is kind of bland as well, it is kind of earthy and very bitter. The flavor dies right after you finish each sip and it is kind of watery. Overall it is an alright brew but could use some more flavor.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange, thin off-white head. Aroma is spicy, touch of citrus. Flavor is spicy, touch of citrus, also a touch of yeast. Nice finish, nice beer. Starting to become a favorite style of mine.
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely dense, this Saison pours a thick-hazed amber body beneath a wet head of white soap suds. Yeasty aroma, cheesish and lemony. Mild cardamom and pepper. An aroma which makes my mouth water. Gorgeous meld of flavors runs from sweet to tart with herbal bitterness to temper and finish. Thick bodied, smooth, fluffy... long-lasting on the palate and quite satisfying. Rather than drinking this on a hot summer day (as suggested in the commercial description), might I suggest to wait until the cooler days of fall to enjoy this in the true spirit of the Saison-style? I’m certainly happy that I did.
Since I can no longer provide you with an extremely helpful html link to the bottleshop’s RateBeer page, I will simply mention that I bought this pint bottle about a month ago at Kenwood Liquors in Oak Lawn, IL.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewed 4/07. Golden, firm white head w/ nice lacing. Green pepper, berries, little sourish, funky nose. Smooth wheaty maltiness. Grainy, well hopped citric flavor, menthol finish. Soft yeastiness. Medium bodied, very smooth carbonation. Not a farmhouse saison, but good anyway.