DrnkMcDermott (3101) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle for review from Shiner. For a mass-marketed saison, it acquits itself pretty well. General malty smell, with a bit of bubble gum ester after I’ve sipped a bit of it. Pours a golden, clearly filtered color under a thick but fizzy head in my Duvel glass, column of bubbles keeps on coming. Taste has that complex savory quality from wheat malt and what tastes like a Saison yeast, though it’s most likely Shiner’s house strain. No bitterness, just enough to counteract the normal malt sweetness. Definitely not a lawnmower beer, but the beer for after chores and before dinner. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
On tap at Dahlias, why we left Kickbacks and came here I’m still not sure, and what do I end up with, freaking shiners to rate, pours clear gold with a white head, the aroma has tons of plastic mixed in with some funk, and not the good kind of funk, the funk that’s disgusting, flavor is way off with tons of plastic coming through, horrible, absolutely horrible. michcam8 (565) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
From the aroma, I was not expecting much. Pleasant surprise on the taste. Lively carbination when you pour, settles down quite a bit. White head with lots of lacing left on the glass. Slight fruity taste, apples, pears, and bread. Descnt beer for a warm day. DialSquare (5032) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle from ABC on Betton. Yellow pour with thin white head and slight lacing. Aroma is light malts, straw, banana, lights spice. Tastes are bread and honey sweet up front then a slight sour vibe. Little sulfery. Yeast. Dry finish. Thinnish palate. dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2013
Has a light saison-style aroma. Looks nice. This is pretty simple in the body with a bit flavor to it that just seems off in the finish. Not quite right.
RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a nice white head that leaves a nice moderate lacing. Aroma is cotton candy, a bit of spice and funk. Taste is sugar with a light tartness. Crisp finish. Makes a nice dessert beer. Tmoney99 (14497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium sweet balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a soft drinkable beer. nealblind (1867) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2013
frothy white head that lingers. amber straw color very clear. aroma of carmel and basementy yeast. Has the distinctive belgian yeast flavor. light to mid body. slightly more hops profile than I’m used to with a saison. Definitely an american interpretation of the style. I would recommend this one to a macro-fan who is feeling a little adventurous. berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2013
Pours a clear orangish gold color with a one-finger white head and decent lacing. Aroma is slight funkiness, fruity, and grassy. Taste is sweeter than most saisons. The flavors are fruity and spicy with a bit of yeast funkiness. ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2013
Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is dough, spiciness and some barnyard weirdness. Flavor is doughy, bready, and a little cloying. Dry this one out a bit and it might be nice, but it feels a light soft in the middle.