ippopotamo36 (2415) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 30, 2017 fidelis83 (2453) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold pour with a 2 finger, creamy white head. Aroma is cereal grain, grass, fruity and spicy esters, stone fruit, citrus and light floral and pine notes. Flavor is fruity and spicy up front, tree and stone fruit, peppery, clove and ginger spice, nice orange marmalade and grassy finish. Medium body, oily, chalky entry leading to a moderate strength, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation and chalky somewhat slick and dry finish. Good stuff, it hides it’s booze decently, but like many other Saisons it would probably be better at around 75% of its strength. I really like the hop profile though.
On tap @Ma Che Siete (Rome). Semi clear golden bright, frothy irregular white foam. Nose: lime, spicy, highlights of esters and a punch of brewing leftovers. Mouth: light body, sweet fruity a bit, inconsistent a bit. Just solid. oobawa (1496) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Tasty Saison from Stillwater, with a hefty malt center for the style and a dry, well-rounded finish. Grassy and semisweet on the front end, a mild tart undertone backing up notes of straw and clove, a slight buttered vanilla current developing behind the usual saison flavors. Grows floral on the back end, hints of bread lying underneath a firm bitterness. Proper saison nose, cloves and hay and fresh cut flowers, and the pour’s good as well, a slightly hazed gold with a modest head and moderate lace. Texture’s creamy for the style, not quite as effervescent as it should be but still tempting. Solid pint. MarkSachon (1028) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Tall can from Liberty Beer in Pittsburgh. A bit strong on first impression and over done on sweetness. Has a nice spice bite. ebone1988 (1969) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2017
Can from Merchants. Aroma is tart, fruity, estery, barnyard, slight funk, slight tart, good. Appearance is dark golden, light tan head, hazy. Taste is fruity, bitter, tart, decently hoppy, pine, citrus, malt, slight funk, barnyard, slight spice, good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, hoppy estery aftertaste. Overall, it’s quite enjoyable. kespecial (254) - - JUL 8, 2017
Pour is light orange, on the darker side for a saison. White head, good lacing. Great apple, apricot, fruity yeasty nose. Very dry, mineral, light on the palate. Minmal to no spice. Good saison, but nothing special.
EvanFriend (605) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Kinda mineraly, peach notes in the middle, bitter finish. Not bad, but not great either. I’m continually unimpressed by Stillwater. FatPhil (16359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2017
KeyKeg (TCBW2017)Rask0lnikov (1311) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2017
Thinnish light malts in the aroma, fruity - apple - and fairly sweet. Clear pale orange, tight head settles to a ring. Starchy malty taste, sweet and fruity. Fairly fullish palate, decent carbonation, but is a bit watery. A bit boring, a kinda drinkable saison, I guess.
On tap at TCBW 2017. Golden yellow colour. Thin white head. Notes of barnyard, candy sugar, yeasty notes, flowery notes and malts in the aroma. Slightly bitter, malty, bit sour, slightly citrussy taste. Slightly bitter, rather dry finish. Light bodied, quite usual farmhouse. b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Bright gold color, medium white head with messy lacing. Aroma and flavor have nice grassy, yeasty characteristics. Rich flavor, not too funky, but tastes good. martjoobolut (4471) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 23, 2017
Tap at TCBW. Aroma is fruity, apricots, citrus. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, apricots. Body is on the thin side. Overall: ok.