kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Date: February 27, 2010
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, frothy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, candy sweetness, fruity orange, light citrus, plenty of spicyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, lots of spicyness, big citrus, nice complexity, touch of candy
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
GABF 09 at the Pro-Am table. Pours a nice deep golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy phenolic grassy and added coriander spicy orange and lemon zest with nice doughy fresh pils malts and light sweet honey hints. Flavor is doughy malts, crackery spicy phenols crisp clean with spices ginger-zesty, lemon lime, orange and lemongrass herbal slight leather and toast- clean and dry finish. Well done. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Tried on tap at the Libertine Bar in Dallas. The beer pours a nice golden copper color. The beer is slightly hazy and you cannot see clearly through the glass. The smell is heavy on the spice, with some pepper, coriander and a little citrus, but not much funk. The taste is just what I want from a saison, with lots of spiciness as well as some fruit. I may have even had some ginger towards the end of the glass, but I am not sure. There is also not a lot of funk/wildness in the taste, but that works fine in this beer. Overall, this is a very drinkable saison. I could drink this beer all day long. I hope Southern Star brews this beer again. SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2009
had on tap at the H-Town Gingerman in rice village on Dec.13 2009 at 1:30pm after a slightly hazy Live Oak Pilz.. pours out a light copper colour with more than admirable head .. some delicious candy sweetness with a subtle smooth saison funk jazziness .. medium foam .. great great aftertaste!! .. another winner from the SS.. jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Reviewed 10/3/2009 (draught at Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):
Pours a clear reddish orange color body, small creamy whitish head, diminishing. Spicy aroma, very sweet. Very strong lemony aroma. Almost caustic smelling, nearly like cleaning fluid, but in a good way! Spicy taste, very seasoned. semi-sweet, dry and somewhat bitter. Pretty tasty. Some funkiness there too, though.
mar (5444) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
tap at draughthouse in austin. amber with a white head. aromas of orange peel, spices and various dried fruits. nice on the palate with flavors of orange peels and spices. djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a hazy yellow golden with a small frothy white head that leaves good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is Wheat grass and grain. Thin mouthfeel with a spicy grain and pepper taste. Easy to drink a good saison from southern star. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2009
on tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a cloudy amber with a nice tan head. Nose is earthy and spice. Taste was earthy and grain and spice. Mouthfeel is medium and thicker than what would be expected from the style. This just seems more like a tripel than a saison. Not what I expected. Not what I would want to drink again. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Tap at Flying Saucer.bleeng (1691) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Poured in a wide-mouth stemmed glass, the beer is a hazy cheddar orange with a lush and thick white head of foam that sits proudly atop the beverage. The nose features hints of corn flakes, hay, spring spices, and malted berries with just a touch of coriander-soaked orange peel. The flavor is a nice blend of coppery hay, bready spices, coriander malt flakes, and a finish of subtle peach. The mouthfeel is nice and tingly but I was looking for a tad more assertiveness and punch. It’s a bit heavier than a typical saison but hey, everything’s bigger, er, heavier, in Texas.
Tap at Flying Saucer Houston. Dark gold and slight ly hazy. No head and very cold. Nose is skunky/horseblanket, with some spiciness and alcohol noted. Not an overwhelming nose. Taste is a bit sticky/heavy for this style. Alcohol is upfront, with some spiciness and pepper flavors. Not a light beer by any stretch and an interesting take on a saison-more like a tripel to me but a fairly tasty beer.