Tmoney99 (14480) - 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.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
alexsdad06 (10416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2013
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
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a hazy orange golden color with a small white head. The aroma had herbal and grassy hops, candy sweetness, sweet malts, juicy citrus. The flavor had much of the same; sweet, herbal, grass, some bready malt. The flavor kind of fell off toward the finish. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Hazy golden and orange color with ivory sheen. Dusty pale malt, spicy hop, light berry fruit aromas. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice herbal, spicy coriander flavors with dusty pale malt, and a light berry sweetness--tasty saison. Cybercat (5834) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a hazy, barely translucent apricot with a thick and fairly persistent white head that leaves good lacing. Strong, fruity aroma has yeasty and sour hints plus a bit of malt. Sour, woody, and fruity notes make a nice flavor trinity, with a malty undertone. Creamy texture has some good fizz. For the free spirit within us all!
burg326 (5482) - 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. ChainGangGuy (4894) - 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.
jbruner (4740) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2014
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.?
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with quickly dissipating white head that leaves minimal lace. Aroma is funky farmhouse saison yeast with a nice malty background, a hint of oxidation. Taste is like a caramel malt and saison medley with a nice bubbly mouth, good residual carbonation. Nice beer, we?ll see if it ages any better. Holy shit, way better fresh. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2011
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. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Sampled from a bomber at the end of the evening shared by an great guy at RRVF2013. Pours a clear golden hue with a ring of offwhite head. Primary notes of honeysuckle, and grass. But it also had a distinct aroma note that is identical to the way that Oscar the Grouch smelled in the Seasame Street Scratch-n-Sniff picture book I had when I was 6 years old. Funny, the things you remember from childhood... Anyways, the beer was quite tasty, but hearing the tragic story behind it is even more moving. My thoughts go out to the families.