CraftExp (3) - Coffs Harbour, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
I really enjoy this beer. I find it easy drinking and a sessionable beer. Goes really well out of a can poured into a nice long glass. Kind of beer I would enjoy as an everyday beer but not a special one i would pay over the odds for. Wife also enjoys this one - she is not a big beer drinker but has been able to enjoy this as have others i have shared it with.
I have imported these beers into Australia for resale front he brewery - just declaring my interest upfront!
Tide (3895) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Draught at Sanitas brewing. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, peach and hops. Bitter finish with citrus, earthy notes and grass. Fairly nice saison. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Can from Rob - thanks! Slightly hazy yellow-orange pour with a small white ring head. Slight yeast and citrus. A touch tart on the tongue with a somewhat lively palate. Getting some apple juice. ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
The reviews on this beer are hilariously everywhere. The "detergent" description should sound crazy, but I kind of get it. But paired with the citrus tones and peppery finish, it's not at all unpleasant. I respect the reviewer before me who called it "piss water", yet still gave it a 2.9.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2014
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH this is piss water, smells and tastes like 1/3 saison, 2/3 dish water, it’s charming
Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, corn starch), trace hops (herbs), lightly yeasty (sweatsocks), with light notes of banana/gum, lemon taffy, DMS, rubber, insecticide.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
An amazingly bland rendition. Imagine blending a light Belgian blond ale 50/50 with water...no exaggeration. I mean, I realize saisons were originally a safe alternative to water and all, but...wow...it doesn’t mean the beer can’t be interesting and enjoyable (see Dupont Avril for a much lower ABV example that’s still jumping with character). It starts off with nary a head whatsoever, even when poured from a height...crystal clear as well. So, there’s nothing remotely Belgian about the appearance, it honestly looks like Coors and that ilk. I can’t imagine that’s what they wanted. Beyond the near lack of an aroma, there are some off notes as well...some cooked veggie and rubber/plastic, dirty yeast, and maybe even some fusels...so not only is there not much to entice you, there are some things to repel. Incredibly light and watery mouthfeel completes the picture. All in all an impossible beer to like. I strongly suspect the 3.8+ ratings here are from friends of the brewers, or were otherwise bribed in some way to give a good rating...there is just nothing in this beer to enjoy (and I love light, delicate beers more than most). Sure hope this company makes some changes, for their sake. Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On tap at Sanitas poured a clear pale yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, pepper and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pepper and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish. That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
12 oz can pours clear golden with a white head. Nice looking can. A bubblegum bomb. Pretty much smells like Bazooka Joe’s in a can. A hint of phenols and a bit spicy, but very one-dimensional. Don’t find this as offensive as some people obviously. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap @ Sanitas. Pours a fairly clear yellow appearance with a white head. Apple, lemon, banana, a bit salty, chemical aroma. Tangy, metallic, banana, green apple, cheese, garbage flavor. Hard to finish more than a couple sips. 3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Draft. Filtered clear. Dish soap and laundry detergent with banana-flavored salt water taffy, hair spray, saccharine, etc. Horribly dirty aroma, I really don’t even want to taste it. I saw TAR’s review a couple of weeks ago and I’m not trying to find the same things in this, I’m being open to it, but it really is one of the worst-smelling Belgian / saison-like beers I’ve smelled. 2 for aroma and I’m not sure why it isn’t a 1. Fizzy, sour, sweet saccharin-flavored gummy candies and laffy taffy. Light body, sweet, low bitterness, chalky yeast. Godawful.