drpimento (3726) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Man, this beer was so close to scoring even higher. I let it warm a bit out the fridgee. Poured with a mammoth, billowy, foamy, frothy, fluffy, sudsy, cream colored head that slowly settled down and a little lace. Color is a cloudy amber apricot with lots of very active bubble trails and trub bits floating around. Aroma is like their description - herbal, grassy, plus yeast, musty, and a little malt. Flavor’s like the nose with the herbs coming out more, a hefty bite from the yeast, and a serious tang from heavy carbonation. Body is ok and carbonation, well, I already said. Finish is herbal with an odd sweetness that wasn’t there before and is fairly short. Pretty good saison, but not a session. italianjohn (3223) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Amber golden pour off white head foamy ... aromas are great floral and of lavender, chamomile nicely herbal and bit fruit yeast as well .... lots of lacing .... taste is of fruity saison yeast, floral hops and smooth little creamy mouthfeel very herbal and fresh with lavender, chamomile sticking out to me the most ... a spicy bite that flows into a bitter dry hop finish .... very nice twist to a saison fugitive (2028) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 3, 2011
Sampled @ ACBF 2011. Color hazy orange with medium head. Aroma caramel, spicy, yeast, floral. Taste sweet, spicy, bitter. ekstedt (6944) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle (33 cl) from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear deep golden, large fluffy white head. Sticky, perfumy, artificial, and rather unpleasant spicy aroma, slightly alcoholic. Salty bitterness. A true drain pour. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
11.2oz bottle from Steve’s Liquor and More in Madison, WI. Pours a murky, yeast filled, orange-amber-gold colored body with a finger-width, fizzy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is really nice. Very flowery and estery with lots of the described spring botanicals. A good amount of banana, lemon, grassy hops, and yeast spice along with a wheat malt backing and some bread. Flavor has some grass, yeast spice, and plenty of flowers up front along with a bready, light wheat maltiness. Banana esters, a touch of citrus, and more herbal spices. Spicing kicks up towards the end as this finishes dry and spicy with a light, wheat-grass bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste with lots of spicy flowers following a medium body and medium-high, somewhat lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Spicy and flowery with a light grassy bitterness and just enough of a wheat malt sweetness to balance. I like the aroma better, but the flavor was enjoyable as well. Not bad.
gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, herbs. Flavour is fruit, herbs, malt, hop, citrus, spices. Medium to full body. Nice beer. Benzai (16520) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2011
Golden, little bit cloudy color. Smell and taste have too much herbs or spices in them, just not my thing. Palate is good. Sledutah (7789) - Utah, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle shared by douglas88, thanks emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Perfume, lemon and pepper
Taste: Herbal, grainy and sweet lemon
Nice and unique
Pours cloudy orange gold with one finger of foamy off white head. Nose is very peppery and yeasty, some hibiscus and grapefruit. Herbal notes. Zesty and peppery flavor with a light floral character. Pink grapefruit flesh and a hint of weak herbal tea. Medium body and a light peppercorn bite on the finish. drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Pours a nice dark gold with a good amount of haze and a solid three fingers worth of head.
The nose is interesting and gets me thinking about what was added and when. I get lavender more than anything and something else that had a bit spicy character.
The taste is very saisonesq with a nice a creamy finish. More than anything I get pineapple notes that really make this an exceptional beer.
Serving type: bottle