Lukaduke (3166) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep copper color with a finger or so off white head. The aromas are ripe citrus, touches of sweet pale malts and alot of funky yeast notes as well. On the palate its a big Belgian golden ale style with lots of subtle herbal earthy notes mixed with sweet malty flavors and nice bitterness too. The spicy rye comes through as well as the smooth full body from the oats but loads of carbonation make this somewhat refreshing and not too boozy.
tcane7 (1672) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Prohibition Taproom. Pours slightly hazy amber. Aroma is funky saison yeast with notes of pepper, berries, malts, and banana. Smooth taste – rye and light pepper.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with thin golden/white head. The rye is slightly overpowering, lending the beer a hoppier flavor.
phaleslu (9926) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Batch 2, bottled May 2011. Pours a hazy orange with a finger of frothy white head and plenty of sediment in the glass, especially on the late pours. Aroma of orange citrus, rye, caramel malts, grass, floral notes, and a lot of candi sugar and dried fruit sweetness. The flavor stays faithful to the aroma, and gets sweeter as it warms. Medium-bodied, with a spicy, sweet mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not much farmhouse quality to it but not a bad saison.
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at growler NYC. Pouts a beautiful amber color, nice farmhouse smell. Very nice saison.
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kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) orange gold. Yeast and spice aroma. Flavor is mixed grains, spice, Belgian yeast.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle of this w/ friends @ 4 Hands Brewing Co in St. Louis, MO. Poured from the Purple/Yellow Grass Labeled bottle w/ a mouse on the bottom of the label into a 12oz- 4 Hands Brewing Snifter Glass. Has BOTTLED APRIL 2011- BATCH 11 on the throat of the bottle.
Aroma- Very musky, bit of orange, and light hops are all included in this aroma. Has a small hint of spice but nothing too huge. Good all around attributes.
Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies fairly quickly. Has a dark orange colored body that is hazy and appropriate for the style. Leaves no suds behind.
Flavor- Has a nice orange/citric taste with a big time malty background. Has light hops included and a definitely potent rye character. Cool! Light-medium bitterness finishes the flavor.
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Effervescent, and then has oats and rye mixed together. Great qualities!
Overall Impression- A very interesting beer for this style! Finally have enjoyed a beer from Pretty Things. Have really been interested in their beers. I recommend this beer without a doubt and suggest picking up a bottle if available.
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a tall white head. A nice citrusy aroma along with grass and yeast. Some bread and cracker malt notes along with a hint of spice (mostly white pepper) and straw. The flavor is quite similar to the aroma. Good balance of malt and yeast contributions. Moderate sweetness with some citrus notes, mild pepper, grass, straw, and yeast flavors.
MrLo (10) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with GT2 and tastybeer, bright gold color, fairly thick head, scent is sweet, citrus, not a huge fan of the taste, too bitter
jgb9348 (6055) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super hazy golden coloured body with a honey glow of orange shades topped with a magnificent three centimetre tall microbubbled tan head - this is the way a saison should look. Aroma of yeast, grass, hay, coriander seed and a touch of caster sugar. Full-bodied; Grassy, assertive yeast character with a lot of wheat noticeable, some light sugars, a touch of fruit and a good barnyardie saisony flavour that isn’t overpowering at all. Aftertaste is full-bodied and showing a lot of depth - with the grass and herbal tastes front and centre with a noticeable wheat and yeast as well with the spices and sugars on the tail end. Overall, hard to do a saison better than this, the depth and body of the beer are great, the complexity is outstanding and the flavours are divine - a great beer that’s worth searching for. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$8.49 sampled at home in Washington on 24-March-2012. Batch #2, bottled May 2011.