durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Cask from Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Pours hazy yellow with small and frothy white head. Nose is citrus, grassy, slightly yeasty, earthy, and herbal (particularly sage, which is a nice herb for a saison). Also some white pepper. Palate is a bit thin, and it wasn’t quite as dry as expected. Still, very nice. blipp (10183) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Lightly sweet apricot fruity aroma with some herbal and grassy notes. The flavor has an almost peach-like sweetness, with herbs, spices, and some light flowery notes. Nice dry finish. Lovely. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Cask at Churchkey DC. Pours a pale yellow, cloudy. Fizzy head due to conditioning. Nose is earthy and spicy. Mild lemon and apricot, spicy yeast and wheat. On taste, full flavored with more of the lemongrass and herbal notes. Not overtly bitter. Finishes easy and clean. Pretty decent. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Tap @ Saraveza... Poured golden with a fluffy, white head. Aroma of grains, and mild yeast. Sessionable, dry, thirst quenching. Vegetables, spices, ginger, mild yeast notes. Great drinking beer. italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Tap at RnH. Light and clear lemon pour with standard white head. Fruity and spicy aroma of orange juice, cinnamon, and bubble gum. Flavor is heavy on the citrus with some pine hops, pecans, and cinnamon spice. Slightly acetic, citrus bite in the finish. Perfectly light and crisp palate. The finish is the star here. Great summer beer.
popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 Very good saison. The yeast notes seemed a bit dominant only because I would have liked to taste the hops a touch more. That might have to do with the age of the keg. The herbs were a nice touch; the sage stuck out well without pushing forward too much. Stillwater’s saison yeast is quite good, dry with a mild barnyard note. The hops were citric but much more subtle than in the Stateside Saison, which I prefer. The beer poured hazy and light gold with a white head. The feel was appropriate for the style, not too much carbonation and fuller than the abv would suggest. The carbonation is gentle but feels like lots of small bubbles, if that makes sense. Anyway, I look forward to trying more beers from Stillwater. adrian910ss (2610) - Doylestown, PA, USA - AUG 17, 2010
On draft at Capones. Pours a semi clear orange gold with a medium sized white head. Aroma of lemon honey tea, bitter hops, citrus and herbs. Taste of honey lemon tea, light citrus, sage and bitter hops. scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Draft – Max’s. Clear gold, white creamy head. Spring floral aromas ride smooth undercurrents of herbal citrus and tropical fruit. Fresh flowery wheat and herbs round with a softly balanced citric tone throughout. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, floral finish. Complex, delicate, and extremely well crafted… jmm635 (1017) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Pours a hazy golden color with minimal head. Aroma is very spicy and herbaceous. Heavy on the yeast. Flavor is mostly spicy yet somewhat mellow. Tingly mouthfeel. Not my favorite beer. vtafro (7453) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Draft. Light golden pour with white head. Herbal, sage, coriander, and wheat notes. Flavor is herbal sage forward, light hop and wheat notes linger.