BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours with a large, creamy, off-white heead covering a cloudy orange-gold body. Great lacing, and good retention. Aroma has wood, lemon, and some funky yeast. Taste is sweet and yeasty. Some yeast as well. I can’t find anything wrong with it, but it is kind of boring. Dry, fizzy mouthfeel and a bit acidic in the finish. Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours a hazy color with white foamy head. Aroma is light spice, apple, citrus and yeast esters. Taste is fruity and satisfying but I’m miss a certain yeast quality you find in a really good saison. Still, it’s good and very drinkable. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
Body is glowing gold, lots of pretty rising carbonation. Big puffy white head with nice lacing. Nose is yeasty lemon & clay, some pepperiness, a bit of apple skin, some warmer fruits too - peach, apricot. Flavor is alot of yeasty fruit, nice dryness resulting from the pepperiness. Unrefined fruit zest bitterness. Lacks some sort of depth - I think the problem is that the spice is too forward and there is no malt to balance it. Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2008
Pours a straw golden color with a large foamy white head. Aroma is spicy, with some clove and belgian yeast. Taste is spicy, yeasty, and a bit of citrus. Reminds me a lot of a Tripel than a Saison. It lacks some of the funkiness that is common in a Saison. Decent but I don’t feel it defines the style well enough. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2008
Hazy golden body with a thick and dense head. The aroma is earthy with some mushrooms and flowers. Nice and sweet. The taste has some sweet carrots and apples. A fair amount of cinnamon spice goes into this one. It’s like chewing into the crust of a nice sweet pumpkin bread. Lots of carbonation. This is an enjoyable experince.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012 375ml of Silver Jubilee from Whole Foods, Raleigh. A light hazy yellow with a billowy Duvel-style head. This one had all kinds of peppery notes in the nose, with just a hint of funk. It tasted exceedingly dry, almost champagne-like, with a bit of tartness and yeastiness in the middle. Not overly complex to me, or necessarily even top-drawer. But certainly enjoyable and worth sampling again. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2008
What a delight! This beer poured a golden copper body with a small yet fluffy white head. Nutty, yeasty, floral nose. Complex esters of tropical fruits and spices. Great PNW hops presence. Another fine example of an American brewery doing Belgian-style. SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 2, 2008
Network Difficulties - Please Standby ... Pours a slight hazy golden orange .. light fluffy head, lacing a bit low for a saison ... funked up honey smell ... light and tangy, some nice bitterness, lower sweetness ... in an umbrella: is a well made American saison that is enjoyable and goes down smooth with lots of refreshing qualities! ... drank while enjoying a blank screen then the Dynamo in the CONCACAF semi’s 2008!!! BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2008
Pours a cloudy dirty orange color with big bubbly head that sticks.
Spicy grassy hops, lemon zest, bready malts, hay and a slight sour funkiness all come out in the nose.
Crisp carbonation keeps it light and effervescent. Good bit of acidity.
Sweet bread and hay flavors balanced by the aggressive carbonation (which immediately foams in the mouth) and a good dose of lemony acidity. Somewhat dry bitter finish.
This is no little knock-off Saison, this is the real deal with nice acidity and even a mild funk. Would like to see how this ages. hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2008
Bottle. Funkier than any other American made Saison that I’ve had. Good. Hazy Golden with a big fluffy head. Funky sourness with an earthy, fruity and yeasty aroma. Above Average.