beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2010
On tap @ Specific Gravity, Salisbury Md- Hazy yellow pour w/a moderate white head. Aromas of yeast, grass, & herbs. Strong herbal flavor on the front end, I’d say the sage & time come thru the most. Pepper & spice as well as some hay/grass & light fruit/banana/white grape. Reminded me more of a very dry Belgian Blonde than a "traditional saison". Pretty good change of pace brew, but I wouldn’t drink it all the time. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Sampled side by side by side at the Richmond Gathering XII. Way over the top with spicing and floral shit. The most pungent of the three. Don’t really think I’d want to drink this again, but interesting.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Maniac) Very floral herbal aroma with rosemary and basil notes. Clear light straw golden with fine white head. Highly carbonated. Lots of herbal notes resiny. Light body with fairly high bitterness. Finish is clean, dry and quite bitter. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle sampled next to the other 2 BUFFs. pours hazy gold with big foamy white head. nose is loaded with italian herb spiced bread, touch of honey but mostly you pic out all the spices added. those spices come out in the flavor profile just like in the aroma, huge and annoying. some mineral and soap behind it all. spritzy feel. over powering with spices. the spices come forward the most in the Stone version, which is probably why I liked it the least. randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2010
12oz bottle.Pours a light yellow with a fast fading white head.Nose is rosemary and lemon pee,very vibrant!Taste is exploding with flavor!Rosemary,sage,lemon peel with mouthwatering almost stinging hops!This is a very nice beer that has obviously been made with care!!
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2010 Bottle from Once Upon a Vine - North courtesy of MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Somewhat hazy golden body with a medium creamy white head. Big rosemary and spice aroma. Sweet rosemary flavor, some pine notes and a dry pale malt background. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. 8/3/8/3/16 - 3.8
Bottle at Wine and Beer Westpark on 06/30/2010. Clear golden body with a small rocky white head. Big floral and spice aroma. BIg spice and floral flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 8/3/8/3/16 - 3.8
arone12 (929) - Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Pours a golden color with a crisp white head. Smells peppery, minty, a bit like a pine tree, and tree resin. Taste is fairly spicy at first. Next, I taste tree resin. It is quite tasty. I taste a little mint in this beer next. Adds a nice zip to it. Finally finishes with a slightly bitter peppery taste. I kinda like this beer. I have previously had the Victory version of this beer and find this one to be a bit tastier! TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Golden with a small white head. Herbal nose, some citrus, light pine, sage. Relatively light mouthfeel with more sage, citrus, rosemary is evident as it warms. A little sweet and weird. We’ll see how these other two taste. Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2010
12 oz bottle -- Pours hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Aromas of mint, parsley, tarragon, basil, fig, orange, and yeast. Fairly dry with a smooth yet hoppy finish. The herbs are just beautifully integrated. ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Huge aromas of herbs, nearly like a garden. Clear dark yellow. Taste is just like the nose, there is sage and rosemary, thyme and lemon, all zingged up with a great Belgian yeasty finish. A great beer even if radically overpriced at 3.99 for a 12oz bottle.