MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 On tap at the brewpub:GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
This appears to be filtered? If so, I really don’t understand why. Oranges and coriander are abundant but don’t leave any room for more perfumes to show up. This will be a straightforward, spicy, and clean malt example.
Peaches and oranges trample the honeyed malt back. Low carbonation and hefty malts point to an American heritage rather than Belgian, which isn’t what I was looking for in this beer. Toasted malts fall into hop bitterness, but there isn’t much mop flavor to link them.
Imitating the greats is a daunting task. 3.4/5
Now this is much better. I don’t know if this is all the work of bottle conditioning, but whatever. The farmhouse character is authentic, the lively carbonation fits the style, the wet haystack and fruity esters (banana bubblegum) admirably merge with the herbal, spicy hops and the yeast just works. A very good Saison, better than some Belgian examples. 3.8/5
Tap at CK thanks to craftycarl21! Good foam. Sweet pear nose. Estery, bright, mild diaper phenols. Taste is juicy, clean pear. Nice dough and honey bread. Very good. Sweeter saison, could use more hop balance. Still, pretty nice. mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2007
[145-20061221] 750mL. Bready, yeasty alcohol aroma that’s tangy with a faint hint of band-aid. Cloudy, straw-coloured body with a big foamy white head. Flavour is tangy wheat with hoppy spice, hints of herb, citrus and ginger, and it somehow reminds me of seafood. Medium body, tangy aftertaste. Good in small quantities, has an interesting Kool-Aid-esque tang. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2011
DLD ’11. Poured hazy yellowish orange with nice fluffy white head, aroma had notes of bananas and clove, some fruity esters with earth, touch of barnyard, some wood and grass notes. Taste was nice and full bodied, touch of spicy yeast with notes of grass, bananas, fruit, and some grassy noble hops in the finish, nice and dry. blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours gold with a huge white head. Sweet aroma, a bit citric with plenty of spices. Flavor has spices and is a bit sweet and fruity. Citric, some grass and pepper, which leads to a dry finish. Nice.
douglas88 (9628) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2012
750 ml bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet spicy pepper and lemons. The flavor is smooth pale malts and some zesty lemon, a bit of pepper and earthy yeast. Very drinkable. Quite well made. JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
Hazy bright golden colour with a thick pillowy white head. Sweet spicy/yeasty aroma with a touch of sweatiness underneath it. Earthy and dusty. Coriander spiciness, orange peel and apple skins all make an appearance here. Spicy wheatiness that is particularly appealing. Flavour is fantastically dry with a spicy yeastiness underlying a soft flowery and wheaty flavour. A bit of lingering hop flavour makes its presence known as the temperature comes up a bit. Light lime citrus and green peppercorns all contribute to making this one of the tastiest saisons I’ve come across. Gorgeous brew. solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Light florals and bubblegum. Golden pour with ok head. Light citrus and soft malt aroma. Light sweet finish. Tap at Sehkraft. 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Sample from a bottle. Light yellow in color and cloudy in appearance with a soft white head. Weird nose of grain and spice, a but floral, but not really peppery or exciting at all, more of a herb-like spice note. Oily texture up front, lightly drying in the back, which is nice enough, but flavor-wise it comes across perfume-heavy and green, with a distinct oily vegetable note throughout. Okay overall, but a little weird and a little too green. jredmond (8644) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2008
750mL bottle. Great beer. Pours slightly hazy orange body with huge white head. The aroma is spice. The taste is spice, and a little sour finish.