neepsntatties (2041) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Colour...slightly hazy gold with a ginormous head. Nose...wonderful Beligian ale aromas with yeast, dried apricot, quince and some funk. Palate...my! This is a big one! Not what I generally think of when I think saison, but then again it IS "super". Big, full flavoured and bittersweet, with abundant fruit and even a good bit of ethanol (well....9.5% after all). The mid palate is sweet and dry and the finish is long, peachy and somewhat gripping. luttonm (6737) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2017 Bottle in Seattle. Rainy night tasting. Strong pop to the corked bottle. Finger thick soapy foam, mostly clear light yellow. Rich fruit, strawberry, tangerine. Some sweet and rich ester. Fairly fizzy, brightly carbonated body. Fairly champagne like character. Lemon note, grassy, fairly robust. Intriguing, smooth, rather sweet and heavy saison. Intriguing beer. SinH4 (6251) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle, thanks luttonm. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is doughy, peppery, citrusy, . Taste is doughy, peppery, touch of bananas, cheesecake. Medium carbonation. Very nice. stevoj (5566) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle share. One of the best saisons I’ve had in a while. Beautiful pour, clear golden with small frothy head. Sweet, floral aroma. Taste is floral and grassy, sweet, and savory. Damn good. BuckeyeBoy (8459) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
375ml bottle thanks to derick. Pours out a pale golden topped with a white head. Nose is spice bubble gum sweetness and a nice yeast. Taste is more of the bubble gum spice a nice light yeast kick and a very nice end.
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
Review based on initial tasting back at the Farmhouse festival at Saravesa, Portland in March 2013. Deliciously juicy, grassy and seriously funky. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. beerplace (2034) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
More recent batches: tried a number of times in hopes of this beer returning to the delicious concoction it once was. No such luck. Still a good beer but tastes more of orange peel and virtually no funk. It’s difficult to rate this accurately now because it tastes like disappointment and tears. Women scorned and all that jazz...
A bottle on Black Christmas 2016 at 12 Kings. Pours a hazy pale golden with a white head. Aroma is sour with some flowery and fermented berries notes. Taste is moderate sweet, earthy, tart, flowery bitterness. Good. fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2016
Draught at Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WAFerris (16489) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
Cloudy blond color. Full bodied, yet lean mouthfeel; moderately funky, fruity (white grapes) and with some residual sweetness; hints of light spices; it has a mild wood feeling. Everything very well blended.
Draft - Wet grass and citrus peel with a touch of funk. Clear straw with a nice white head. Sweet citrus peel and some grassy funk. A bit Perfumy and nice. Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2016
A: Cloudy orange with a foamy white head.
N: Pine, clove, banana, toasted biscuit, esters , wood chips, touch of grapefruit, green apple. Minerality and peppercorn.
T: Spicy, sweet, and a touch bitter.
M: Medium body, foamy carbonation, touch of alcohol.
O: Good beer. Definitely an imperial saison.