gorditoabd (637) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Pours a murky golden hue with TONS of fluffy foam and a visibly fizzy character, with bubbles upon bubbles running up the sides of the glass. Aroma of Rosemary, thyme, parsley, and sage are immediately notable upon the pour. It’s odd, but far from unpleasant. Taste is light and pleasantly of malt, and then the herbs kick in and it’s like drinking an rum-free mojito. Pretty cool, and definitely a unique beer to be appreciated and remembered. Palate is lasting and just complex enough to keep me interested between sips. flatmatt (1627) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours slightly on the pale side of gold with a large white head. Aroma has a very interesting herbal aroma that I can’t quite place; checking the description it makes sense as rosemary and parsley. The aroma also includes some citrus zest, a bit of yeasty aroma, and pepper. Flavor is also rather herbal and mildly peppery, again with lots of lemon zest leading into malty biscuit with some yeasty elements. If you’re going to add herbs and spices to a saison, this is how to do it. Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2010
12 oz bottle. For starters, this bottle poured out one beautiful beer. The rich, creamy, cloud-like, milky white head was retained exquisitely, leaving a frothy lacing down the sides. The body of the beer was big and bright, though completely opaque, and gold in color. With that said, the actual beer wasn’t too bad either. Not so unexpectedly, the aroma was like opening a spice cabinet with a Belgian golden ale sitting in it as well. Notes of mixed spices, obviously, and bread, light cashew nuts, butter, and herbal hop. The spices thankfully do not overpower the palate though as they blend nicely to make for a well balanced, flavorful beer. Aside from the minor kick the spices give to it, this is has nice creamy texture overall. The parsley is readily apparent to me, and though the others are not, it is obvious that there are several unique spices added here. Also, bread, herbal grass, light earth, a mellow nuttiness, and some mixed fruits, peaches, and cherries as well in the mostly herbal spiced finish. Even with the quality of brewers involved, I wasn’t really expecting too much here, but in the end, I was really impressed. This was a great beer. j12601 (13298) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle that John shared. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a thin white head. Lemon and citrus, rosemary. Nice lemony notes, crisp musk. Medium bodied and smooth, light sweetness to it. More lemony sweet flavors on the finish. Surprisingly well done. Ratman197 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of sage, rosemary, thyme and light straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, rosemary, sage and thyme with as crisp dry lingering spiced finish. Would be much better with a little restraint on the herbs. Can you say "test batchs"?
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2010
hazy golden with huge white head. mild hop bitterness before a ton of citrus fruit hop notes and some subtle spiciness. bone dry finish. the overwhelming citrus note isnt classic for the style, but it’s an enjoyable brew pineypower (3350) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Bottle, much thanks to Ed. Pours out a somewhat cloudy orangy golden color with a well carbonated white head. Aroma is of spices, definitely rosemary, grass and some earthy notes in there too. Taste is very complex, I taste the rosemary and parsley as suggested, there is also some grassy notes, slight yeast, and a lingering pepery/spicy earthy note. Definitely awesome. Initially I had no idea what to think of this one, but I’m now definitely a fan. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of sage, pepper, grass, rosemary, florals, and parsley. Flavor of citrus, pepper, rosemary, parsley, and grass. Nicely balanced and spicy. Excellent use of herbs. mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured yellow with a white head. nose is sage, oregano, earth, more spices. nice on the palate, very spicy and herbally, clean finish. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle... Poured golden/yellow/orange with a thick, foamy white head. Rosemary and parsley screamed in the aroma. Lettuce, leafy, with yeast tartness. Also notes of basil, italian seasoning. It felt refreshing, but a little unbalanced and over the top with the spices.