Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz. served into a wine glass at ChurchKey. From notes.
A: Pours a golden straw color with only a small white film for a head. It’s not quite as hazy as I like my saisons to look.
S: I notice fresh apples, cherries, and some wheat. It’s nicely fruity - especially for 4% - nor is it weighed down by overdone yeastiness. So maybe the clarity in the appearance was for the best?
T: Drier than the aroma suggested. A fruity opening is very brief before spicy, herbal notes dry out the middle, leading to a white grape finish. Simplistic, yet satisfying.
M: It’s everything you’d expect from such a small saison: very light, dry, and easy to drink. Carbonation could be more lively, otherwise there’s nothing really to complain about here.
O: Compared with some of the masterpieces I had earlier today, this one fell quite a ways short. But for what it is? It’s pretty solid. I would entertain the thought of having it again, at least.
Sample at the Portland tasting room. Cloudy pale yellow color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of yeast, lemon and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of lemongrass, peppery yeast, mild hops and malt. The finish is grassy and lemony with a funky citrus aftertaste. Above average overall. Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2017
Draught @ Row 34, Boston. Hazy straw, with a fairly thick. Dry, herbal and yeasty. Light body, clean pale malts. Light bitterness. crossovert (13947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2017
Draft. Hazed pale pour. This is a light and peppery beer stong black pepper a touch watery light body. dinkle50 (1532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Slightly cloudy pale yellow pour with a single finger head. Aroma is very floral forward with notes of yeast. Taste is light, hints of barnyard and some hay. A little lemon as well. Really bright. Light body, dry finish. tapefuzz (826) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Draught. Pours pale straw yellow with a medium foamy white head. Aroma is grass, yeast, some cheese, funk, and floral hops. Tastes is creamy, earthy, lightly tart - ligt lemon, yeast, a little orange, bread, and a tiny bit of grain. Light-medium body. Average carbonation. Creamy, airy, slick-ish mouthfeel.
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Sample at Jack Browns. Pale yellow with thin head. Floral and pear juice with sour fruit. Dry for a saison. Light. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2017
light orange pour. crisp straw, spice and lemon zest. dry herbal and soft bodied DiarmaidBHK (5921) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Draft at Oxbow Portland. Pours yellow with a thin white head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Nice and grassy on the nose. Dry and slightly funky on the tongue. Finishes clean. Very crisp and refreshing. Nice!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Thechasm442 (1006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Draft. Hazy yellow with an average white head. Aroma is lemony with coriander and grain. Taste is hay, barnyard, and lemongrass. Dry and a clean finish. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 22, 2016
On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill.
This was poured into a long stemmed taster.
The appearance was a hazy bronzed burnt yellow color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Semi-messy lacing.
The aroma starts off with some sweet citrus, fresh cut grass, then some peppercorn turning into some lemon pulpy sweetness.
The flavor takes all of the previously mentioned aromas and sweetly combined. Nice sweet to spicy aftertaste with finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with nice crisp semi-sweet feel to it. Carbonation runs light. Peppercorn hits just righ in a balanced harshness
Overall, really nice saison that I would have again.