rocbyter (2159) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Sharp and zesty floral hop aroma. Cloud yellow color with a large white head. Light sweet and bitter beginning with a lasting sweet finish. Thick palate. porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 6, 2012
(750 ml from Oak Street Provisions) Bottle gushed after opening. Pours cloudy apricot-amber with a soft one finger of white head that recedes to a lasting layer. Aroma of caramel, bread and pepper. Mouthfeel soft, light but full. Flavor of caramel and pepper with some breadiness. Lightly hot with a warming finish. A little softer and more subtle than some of the heavy-duty saisons I’ve come across lately. FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 From the 2/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a hazy apricot color with a medium sized creamy off white head that lingered and left some lacing. The aroma was yeasty and a bit funky with notes of clove, pear and a bit boozy. The flavor was tart orange, pear, bread and clove with light undertones of funk and bubblegum. The finish turned a bit dry and boozy but had lingering fruits. Medium body. Nice. radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft. Poured an entirely cloudy yellow-orange color with a small, but solid white head. Aroma was orange, with notes of spice. Flavor was pretty enjoyable - orange and lemon peel, orange, clove, spice. Enjoyed. diabel (1723) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2012
Orange, hazy body. White creamy head. Citric cara aroma. Moderately bitter. Ok balance. Clean mouthfeel.
jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Will pour (without trying) a five+ finger thick cream head that takes forever to fade, leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Light fruit and hay nose, flavor is light sweet citrus, some yeast, ABV is hidden. Decent saison, not sour like a lot of them. (gift) 750ml bottle from Madden Beverage Saco, Me. JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2012
An above average American attempt at the Style. Pours a hazy orange with a huge fluffy head. Nose is dry and crisp a touch sweet. Taste is a bit hayey and crisp. To much hop bitterness for the style. I think I may grab another bottle & throw in in the cellar for a year. The potential is certainly even if its not great fresh IMO.
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Hazy blond beer, white head. Aroma of citrus, oranges, malts, farmhouse, light candy. Slightly bitter flavour, little tartness, some sweet notes. Rather spicy. Medium body. One of the best non-Belgian saison I had to date, though that doesn’t say much.
mikesaum (712) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
(From 75cL -1pt 9oz- bottle @ RBBWG 2012, Antwerpen. Thanx for sharing, tderoeck!)
Pours cloudy yellow with huge head that slowly disappears. Aroma is kinda funky with some slight citrus notes and a bit of pepper. Taste is a bit of bubblegum with some fruits and a little bit of hops flavor also, I would have rated this higher but it also had a slight metallic taste to it, so maybe I will try it again for a re rate Sammy (12760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
Bomber from some expensive NY place at $14. A farmhouse ale without the farm, nothing funky at all in the aroma. A tasty ale, overcarbonated but still fairly tasty and drinkable. Some orange citrus, some cola, all within some nondescript saison ingredients. Dark coloured with small white head.