Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Pours copper/gold with a sustained white head. Smells of perfume, wildflowers, funky, tarte, spicy, dry, peppery. Tastes dry with some tartness and a crisp, dry finish. padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle shared at Mikes. Very peppery, a little too much. Flavors of fruit. lots of bubbles. A pretty good saison. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle from Brewery. Pours a brilliant golden orange with a big frothy white head. Lots of bubbles. Belgium yeast, tangerine, tangerine zest, sweet oak, lemon, cantaloupe, clove spice. Very crisp, light mouth and flavorful. Great quality summer drink. hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
750ml bottle from the brewery release during the 3rd Anniversary Party. A very tasty Saison style beer. Light golden color with good head development. Pleasant aroma of pear, lemon peel and potpourri. Flavor is a blend of orange, light grapefruit, finished off with a dry hops bitterness. Medium body with a bone-dry character on the palate. Overall nicely balanced and refreshing. Easy to drink. Yummy. 10th rating, I’m putting this one in the book. hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle (dregs)... Pours murky and lightly golden with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is very fruity and lightly spicy – a mélange of tropical fruits, clove and mandarin orange. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is sweet, tangy and very fruity with a lesser note of clove. Moderate grassy bitterness provides a real semblance of balance. Finishes tart and refreshing.
darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Pour courtesy of hopscotch. Big thanks for letting me try this rare saison. Pours a hazy orange. Nose is a menagarie of tropical fruits. Tangerine and mango stick out with some horsey brett funk and soil notes. The flavor is mildly spicy with lots of pepper and coriander. Super dry in the mouth. Lots of citrus and tangerine. Slightly grassy hops. Very complex. Light and refreshing. This is a great saison. djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Pours out a hazy orange gold with creamy foam. Sweet, spicey, citrus, and floral flavors. Nice funky earth, bready grain flavors. Crisp dry finish, refreshing. Great farmhouse style ale. JohnnyJ (5570) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
A very nice saison. Hazy yellow/orange pour, fluffy white head. Soem floaters. Spicey with grass, lemon zest, grain, floral hops, some sweet candy sugar, and yeast. Tasty and refreshing. SDalkoholic (2395) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle from Joey at South Bay Drugs: With a generous pour this saison created a thick eruption of foamy head while the liquid was an opaque glowing yellowish orange. Aromas are of a fruity and floral scent and smell as sweet as a scented candle with the alcohol going almost unnoticed. The flavor is a strong dosage of true Belgian farmhouse style fashion yeast with an obvious mention of citrus and tangerine peels in full effect. This comes across way harsher than the ABV would of lead me to believe and finishes with a strong metallic reminder. Towards the end of the yeast became over bearing but none the less this was a prime American made saison. rallison (116) - USA - MAY 14, 2009
Released at the Anniversary Party. Beautiful, sad label, by the way.
A very well done saison. Citrus and funk play together quite nicely in the nose. The flavor is a bit spicy, with a soft, creamy background. Notes of grass and toffee. Nice bitterness at the end.
Definitely one of the better saisons I have had recently; I look forward to aging this one!