kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
11.2oz, courtesy of Ryan. Thanks, dude!! (Sloppy mid-tasting notes.) Pours a hugely effervescent, clear, golden-yellow color; frothy, significant head with great retention and lacing. Soft aroma showing white pepper and lemons with a touch of a vanilla-like note; soft soft soft. Medium body; high carbonation; touch of a stalky, earthy note with an endearing, lightly coarse crystalline sugar and (pale ale or pils?) malt component; light spicing with a prominent peppery saison yeastiness. Another tasty, rustic saison from Stillwater. joet (2655) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Creamy hazy golden bit of acetone diamond sweet lemony bit of salt slight finishing bitter with soft fruit notes a la westmalle
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Bottle. Pours gold, slightly hazy, with thick white head and great lacing. Aroma is spice with notes of yeast and grass. Flavor is typical saison with heavy spice with the Old Bay flavors coming through at the finish. Medium body with heavy carbonation and finishes with a pepper and hop notes. Good beer that would pair great with seafood. BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is Olde Bay seasoning, straw and meal malt, light esters and spicy hops. Flavor is complex light malts married with Olde Bay seasoning, light esters, medium bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, low warmth, high carbonation. jredmond (8508) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 Bottle at Paul’s Dec 3rd tasting. A great beer shared by Brian. Pours a golden body with nice white lacing. Aroma is pepper, spice, and dusty wheat. Mouthfeel is soft with interesting pepper notes, coupled along with spice, corn flakes, dusty flavor, and yeast. A truly unique saison, which I imagine would go great with crabs.
j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Musky saison yeast on the nose, soft and dusty. Medium bodied, sweet and delicate, a touch of spice. Finishes with more muskiness and soft yeast. nickd717 (4822) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
12oz stout bottle via trade. Cloudy golden color with a large white head and thick lacing. Sharp funky yeasty saison aroma with mild spice, maybe some cayenne, and bready malt. The flavor has more Old Bay come out. Pilsner malt base with hay and funky barnyard yeast and Old Spice, with adds a smoky, peppery, crabby note. Dry and crisp mouthfeel with effervescent carbonation and a spicy finish. A phenomenal beer to pair with Maryland crab cakes (in Maryland), which I did. As a guy with Maryland heritage, I love Old Bay and approve of this brewski. craftycarl21 (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Cloudy sediment-filled golden pour with a large frothy white head. Excellent spicy nose with paprika, pepper, and yeast- definitely get that seasoning in there. The flavor brings more classic saison notes with bread, lemon, wheat, and honey, along with some more subdued spice. Smooth palate that reminds me of Hill Farmstead’s unique carbonation. Delightful. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2011
hazy amber-gold, large thick foamy white head. Nose is honey, light apple, salt, bit peppery, light arsenic with warmth. Front shows pale, light citrus, mid is more old bay, pepper, salt lingering with some gravel, bitter yeast punching mid tongue repeatedly through the finish, dry and lightly tightening. Bit of stinging carbonation, too frothy for profile. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle thanks to brainlair. Pours a hazy orange yellow with some crap floating around. Lots of carbonation with good white head. Fruity aroma with notes of apple. Lightly sweet and bready flavor. A bit funky. Some spice on the end. Peppery and spicy. Dry hoppy finish.