Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Draught @ Lou’s Beer Garden. Hazy straw. Very spicy rosemary coriander cardamom. Soft body with lots of spice and fruitiness. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with two fingers of fluffy white head.
S: Smells quite herbaceous. A lot of sage and quite a bit of pepper as well. A bit of lemon and rosemary is present as well. The malts are really overwhelmed and there’s a touch of dryness to the nose.
T: Pepper, sage, and rosemary are strong up front. The peppery quality continues all the way to the finish. A touch lemony with a very herbal tea quality to the beer. Slightly warm toward the back end with a dry finish.
M: The body is medium with a high carbonation.
D: I would like to taste the actual beer instead of an herb garden. I’m curious if the other versions are at all different, but not terribly so. Benzai (16528) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear yellow / golden color, white head. Smell spices and bitter. Taste bitter, spices and grassy, but mainly spices. Don’t like it in a beer personally. Average carbonation, average body. bhensonb (15617) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle from Beverages4Less. Pours slightly hazy orange gold with a 4 fingers foamy whitge head. Has a rather spicey/gingery aroma. Medium body with mild carbonation. Very mild funk with a good dose that suggests ginger to me. Quite a flavor range. Maybe it just averages to gingerlikeness. Nah. I’m beginning to believe there’s rosemary in here. It’s pretty tasty stuff. Scopey (15471) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle from Brewdog Bar, Aberdeen. It pours cloudy straw yellow with high carbonation and a large foamy white head. The nose is hay, pepper, nut, lemon sherbet and wood polish. The taste is citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon and lime zest, peach and pear), lots of green herbs (thyme and sage), yeast, pine, grass and hay. It all culminates in a very herbal, bitter finish. It’s an interesting and enjoyable saison.
djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle. Poursva cloudy golden with a small frothy off white head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a floral hop and honey. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet hop and caramel with nice lingering bitter finish. A very impressive saison. Ratman197 (15216) - 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"? Borup (15157) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeats, spice, fruit, hops and a mild tartness. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle at Craft Heads.
Clear golden - white head.
Peppery. Ginger. Fruity. Light malty. High spicy. Nice bitterness. Caramel notes. Orange. Hashish. Zesty. High dryness. DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 18, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Re-rate 2/6/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23. Spicy, lemony, sweetish. Nice. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Dagan. 2012 bottle - 7.7% ABV. Clear golden. Spicy aroma with a bit of hoppy hints, sage, thyme hints and a bit of earth. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of floral hops and nice moderate spiciness with sage and thyme. Finishes bitter with earthy hints. Medium-bodied. Pretty nice. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4