azsooner (1) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2012 does not count
This is a fantastic brew. True to style and a unbelievable assortment of LOCAL AZ ingredients. The name alone kicks ass! This s a great american version of a belgian saison. The only thing to critique.... The viscosity is heavy and if were more carbonated would be off the charts! JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
Nice golden orange pour with a White head...aroma has a lot going on with some orange..and almost a minty scent...tasty explosion with orange, honey, lemon grassy..and others I simply can’t quite identify, but I very much love it. It activates the senses, exactly what I love in a beer. Way to go Sonoran! mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Great aroma. Taste is a bit different for a saison. Not as sweet. Better after the second sip.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2012
14 karat, well carbonated pour with a small ivory head that dissipates quickly but leaves a spot or two of lacing. Aroma is assertive with key lime, orange peel, lemongrass, fennel, spicy black pepper, and honey. Flavor a bit less aggressive with flavors melding well together. Yeasty, earthy, citrus-infused, coriander-laden, floral flavor. Really robust for such a 5.2% ABV brew...action packed! Jackie Chan meets Bruce Lee meets Bruce Wayne in this one. Nicely done! Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours gold with a thin-ish sort of white colored head of foam. The aroma emits sweet apples, loads of herbal rosemary, basil and anise. Nice and interesting for sure. The taste is similar with apple and pear and honey like sweetness riding on top of a firm degree of pleasing herbal goodness seemingly coming from the same characters noted in the nose; rosemary, basil and anise. Cool brew with plenty of interest and great balance of flavors.
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2012
Pours a clear apple juice gold color witha white head that disappears very quickly. The first thing I get in the aroma is a nice orange and coriander note with some good yeasty qaulities. I also detect the anise notes from the fennel and fennel pollen. Hellbilly grew and harvested the fennel and fennel pollen. He has given me both from his garden and I can honestly detect the aromas. Movin to the flavor. The coriander and fennel are the two things I notice the most upon the first sip. Orange blossom honey, yeast, some hay and grassy notes finish this one up. What a really nice beer. Would be awesome with some nicely prepared food. b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle to tulip (thanks, Daknole). Looks good; cop perish with thin lacing. Smells pretty good; nutmeg? Tastes good; Zesty and spicy. Mouthfeel is good. A good saison! RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2012
22oz. bottle. Pours a lovely clear golden color, with a rich egg shell white head, which rapidly diminishes. Some lacing lingers. Aroma is citrus (lemon & orange mainly), with fennel and sweet malt. Taste is sweet, refreshing and crisp, with orange, lemon, coriander, malt and fennel. Finish is lingering fennel, with some bitterness. Pretty nice summer ale. nuplastikk (6275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Slightly hazy, almost filtered orange-tan. Foamy, glass rimming head. Peppery, zesty herbal aroma. Pretty nice, a little less subtle than Belgian examples. Flowery perfume, herbs. Nice pepper tones. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2012
Hey Sasquatch, you got your name on the board. This is an excellent example of how creative a brewer can be and still fit the style with integrity. I thought the beer had a nice sense of balance from all aspects. Rich in flavor with good carbonation and head retention.