burg326 (5594) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
22 ounce bottle shared with Preismj, poured a golden yellow color with a decent amount of carbonation. Aromas of some spicy yeast, pepper, and earth. Flavors are much the same, light on the palate, very drinkable saison overall. Tmoney99 (14855) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle shared by mean B3C. Poured clear golden color with a large frothy off-white head that was lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex hop and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy blalanced bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet candy finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable beer.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Nice yellow body with white lacing. Grassy and spicy smell. Nice saison. Taste follows the nose. Would be wonderful on a summer day TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Draught at Tyler’s. Straw golden small white head. Nose is pepper, yeast, phenolic, hoppy. Flavor is lightly astringent and bitter, typical many American incarnations of the style. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Date: November 01, 2011
Source: Tower, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, malty sweetness, hint of malt candy, light musty spicyness, light pepperyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light breadyness, nice spicyness, light balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
shared bomber. deep yellow pour with a small white head. sunflower seed nose with wheat, herbal notes and citrus. med body with an earthy bitterness, sunflower, orange and spices. semi-dry finish with sweet citrus notes and sunflowers with an earthy bitterness. smith4498 (3670) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Pours dark golden color with white head. Aromas of yeast and funk. Spicy flavor with doughy yeast and some funkiness. Light to medium body with lively carbonation. changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2011 Just read up a little on Britteny Fox Watts. Sad story; nice gesture by Terrapin and Heavy Seas. The beer pours a murky orange-gold color with a modest off-white head on top. The aroma shows a tropical peach scent, a bit of a wild character, flowers, lavender, vanilla, and yeast. It smells pretty good but it gave me the thought that this might be a bit on the heavy and cloying side. Not the case. It’s a bit more crisp than I thought it would be and easy going down. There’s plenty of tropical fruit sweetness but the addition of a light spice and dry herbal notes do a pretty good job of offsetting that. Some orange peel too. There’s a touch of funky yeast but this isn’t very funky at all. Honestly, even one percent higher abv and I’m not sure I would have liked this that much. But as is, everything glides along nicely. Good beer. Kudos to the brewers. ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2011
11 ounce goblet - $7.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia. Brewed to honor the memory of Brittney Fox Watts, which is a good thing, but the label and tap handle features a furry, which is a bit alarming.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Appearance: Arrived to the luncheon table a hazy, amber-gold body with a scant, though sustained white head.
Smell: Sweetish smelling malts, a bit bready, not quite a bit toasty, but delivering a fair amount of honey. Moderately floral and tiny pinch of lemon zest.
Taste: Honeyed, sweet, bready and rather smooth. Light flowery aspect slides in carrying with it some mild citrus hints and a nibble of sweet apple. Low herbal tone, equally light bitterness. The beer remains fairly honeyish on the rear. Drops a hint of finely ground black pepper and dries out at the last possible moment before the finish, though still a bit heavy-ish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: I always prefer my saisons to be light, crisp, and reasonably dry, like a Saison Dupont. Oftentimes, the American renditions just end up heavier, heartier, and sweeter, which, for me, kills the whole refreshment factor. I’m more interested in the use of sunflower seeds in brewing, it raises a few questions: how did they contend with the oils, did they go sans husks, etc.?
22oz bottle, Dipped in yellow wax. Golden color, white foam. Aroma of sunflower seeds and flowers. Light flavor, nice malt, bread, cereal, and a hint of lemon.