Dorwart (2609) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Large fluffy off-white head of fine bubbles. Reduces to a wavy, dense 1/4 thick foam. Tons of carbonation. Spicey, yeasty, grassy, typical saison aroma. Color is a medium golden orange. Clean and very smooth taste. Little fizzy palate. Light malts and a hint of alcohol. More spices and light lemon. This is some very tasty stuff. Dry and slightly bitter. Creamy butter in the flavor. Dry and lingering bitter finish. Darn, this is a very tasty stuff. A little on the expensive side but worth it once in a while. shadey (2152) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 2006 bottle drank fresh. The cork came out hard. The pour is shiny gold with a huge creamy white head that diminishes to rocky lace. Aroma is spicy sweet malt but also dried hops, dusty and yeasty. A delicious mix. Sweet up front with a palate cleansing dry finish. 8/5/8/4/18 DocLock (11025) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
ADD RATING: 750ml bottle. Not sure of the age, but probably at least a few months old. The pour is a beautiful rich golden color with a thin layer of tight white bubbles an lace. The aroma is rich sweet malt and dry crisp hops. The upfront flavor is sweet and smooth, the finish is dry and makes it refreshing. I do like this beer a lot. 7/5/8/5/18
Bottle from Capone’s. Huge pop as the cork came off. Despite careful pouring, I ended up with 60% of a headful into a St. Berny chalice. The head reappeared with every repour, and approached the look of the La Chouffe Hobbelein IPA head. The aroma was very floral, spicy, citric, with some barnyardy yeast notes. The palate was floral and dry, with flavors that were spicy, floral, apricotty fruity, funky yeasty. More florals and spices emerged as it warmed. Very complex, very lively on the palate, and very well balanced for this style. fozapd (33) - Burlington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2007
The southampton Saison was a hopped up Saison that was very enjoyable. It was a slightly different take on the traditional Saison and it was very well done! I enjoyed the balance of spicy and fruity. There was hops and orange notes that balanced nicely. A well done belgium from a great brewery. kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Pours to a hazy golden yellow with a thick pillowy white head that lingers well into the drink and leaves very good lacing. Aroma is a slight hay with a fruity over-ride, mostly fresh apples and a hint of citurs. Mouthfeel is full, tingly and somewhat tart, and the finish is long and smooth.
Not quite a Dupont, but a darn good American Saison
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2008
Tried massive thanks to Poperinge! Pours with a massive pillowy pure white head lovely bright dark straw colour. Massive palate cleaned out with that refreshing tart saison goodness. ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with an encouragingly large, voluminous, white head.
Smell: Lightly sweet-smelling malts enlivened with fine notes of pepper, dried herbs, mealy apples, flower petals, yeast, and fresh burst of lemon. Mm-mmm!
Taste: Delicate pale and pilsner maltiness with a lightly sweet, surprising taste of caramel cookies. Pinch of freshly-grated lemon zest. Tiny splash of quality apple cider. There’s a zippy herbal, floral hoppiness. Peppery spiciness. Slight, sour yeastiness and no more than a minimal level of farmhouse funk. Bone dry, very crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Rather well carbonated.
Drinkability: Keenly drinkable. After a run of lackluster American-born saisons, this was a surprising and delightful treat. Very good work, Southampton. illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Courtesy of Beerhawk at Barrio’s tasting. Pours a hazy amber gold with a white head. Nice full aroma of lemon and hay. Medium bodied with a soft texture, with some fine effervescence Flavor of citrus, pale wheat malt, yeast, and dust with a nice amount of residual sweetness. Just enough bitterness to balance it out, and not overly sour or tart. Nice summer type beer. Not as funky or dry as some other examples, SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
750ml bottle poured into my mad elf chalice.
A- Translucent golden yellow body that pours with a large, frothy, overflowing white head. Head eventually settles to a nice 1/2 finger and leaves traces of lacing in the glass. Cloudiness is medium and dynamic with yeast sediment floating around at the bottom.
S- Nose is light but bright. What comes through is a balance of citrus, sweet bready yeast with an accent of floral hops.
T-Upfront is a balance of floral hops and yeast (both sweet and funky). Hidden in the background is a fruity flavor. It finishes a bit sweeter as the yeast comes through more. Sweet bready yeast, a citrus twang, minimal floral hop flavor, and a hint of funk linger. Very nice.
P-Medium carbonation and a light, smooth, yeasty body.
O- This is a very nice saison. It fits the bill for the style without being extreme. Another job well done by Southampton. I am looking forward to their Biere de Garde that I have in my fridge.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-07-2008 01:31:18 bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
750 c&c from Half Time. Pours dark hazy gold with a 4 finger foamy white head. Aromas of funky peach and citrus. Medium body with good carbonation. Flavor is funk and light stone fruit and barnyard. Finishes marvelous. With a little pepper.