VsXsV (4528) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle. Hazy murky amber liquid with medium to big white head. Aroma of white pepper, lemon peel, bread, earth, grains and flowers. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of white pepper, grain and flowers. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Nice but not mind blowing. rumproasts (5544) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
bottle. Amber with three finger head. Medium funk, but not too out there. Very pleasant flavor and easy to drink. Would be a great beer to introduce someone to the Saison style. Steve_0 (3744) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle from City Beer enjoyed in Santa Rosa. Pour is hazy orange/amber with a huge white head and great lacing. Biscuity, lemony, spelt, wheaty, bready, lightly grassy, somewhat smoky, lightly spicy, and fruity aroma. Taste is tangy, biscuity, straw, white pepper, wheat, lemon peel, light orange, bread, and clove with a lightly spicy bite on the finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Tasty stuff and highly refreshing here in wine country. bartlebier (4108) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 15, 2013
375ml cork bottle - Pours an agreeable citrus hay gold, medium fizz. Somewhat unspectacular but natural tasting light, florally hopped ale with some funk, providing character. Nothing disagreeable about this, would like to taste again when less thirsty. Sampled this basically as a grain saison with subtle citrus aroma, a transatlantic cooperation that is tasty enough, but somehow loses character mid-way. jcartamdg (3518) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pours bright gold with a thick white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, musty funk, sweet notes. Taste is slightly sweet, fruity and funky, finishes dry and slightly tart. Lots of carbonation. Really nice overall.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drowland (8932) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3/20/13. 375mL bottle from Grassroots. Hazed orange pour with a thick, creamy head that sticks and laces a ton. Faint maltiness in the aroma with fruity esters and a phenolic kick. Big fruity and phenolic flavor with bits of tangy citrus. Somewhat laid back by Stillwater?s standards, but tasty. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle poured a deep golden color with a one finger white head that slowly fell back to a coating. Aroma has dusty grains, wet herbs, yeast, and some hops. Mouth feel is medium light and there is higher side carbonation. Flavor has grains, funky sharp hops, yeast, and some lingering bitterness. FlacoAlto (4216) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a four finger thick, and rising, pale tan colored head that would have overflowed my glass if I didn’t choose to eat it instead. The beer is a metallic seeming gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright yellow gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of bright fruit and dried hay; specific notes of pear, floral apple, hibiscus, nutty pale malt, pale wheat cracker, and some melon like notes.MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Effervescent, which pairs well with the light body, dry, which still can’t suppress the bright fruit notes, and quite complex, with a mélange of flavors, this beer is my idea of a Saison. The grain character has a nice, dried straw like character to it, a soft cracker like malt note, and this mixes with a light herbal character, perhaps a touch of lemon zest, or citrus character, and grassy hop notes. The yeast character contributes a soft clove character, a slight mustiness, some woody black pepper, a touch of ginger character.
This is quite nice, not the most complex Saison, but it definitely hits the spot.
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria, VA.
Hazy, pale golden-yellow with creamy white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of lemon, sweet light fruit, wheat, earthy spice, yeast and orange zest.
Taste of orange zest, lemon, wheat, yeast, earthy spice, light fruit and sweet bready malt.
Medium body and medium carbonation with a foamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange, with a nice fluffy white head. Grain, sweetness, doughy, white pepper, light vegetable, and hay like hops. Meh ok, too sweet in my opinion.