Blake (398) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Had on tap at the Bruery. Pours amber-orange with slight head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of spices, yeast, malts, and oranges. One friend described the aroma as that of hot dogs - probably the bready yeast and malts. Taste of spices, malts, bread, and citrus hops. Finishes crisp and clean with good carbonation. Drinkable, but just not for me. The mix of all the grains - in both aroma and taste - just doesn’t hold up to the quality of the other Bruery beers available. kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Tap at The Bruery. Deep yellow color with thick long lasting white head. Aroma of hay and spices. Taste of spice, black pepper, clove, hay and slight fruit. Slight bitter finish. A very nice saison. JoeTheYounger (1195) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
2nd rating. Poured a light orange color with 1/2 inch thick head. Aroma was fruity with some cloves and spices. Taste was fruity as well, very dry and mildly hoppy. Medium body. Overall very refreshing. I enjoyed this. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
A: The pour is a golden orange color with a moderate white head and a touch of lacing.
S: The rice and rye come through the strongest of all of the grains used in this one. The rye provides some front end spiciness and the corn dominates the back end.
T: A very bready saison without too much in the way of spice or "farmhouse" character. The wheat really stands out here despite its absence in the nose. The finish is lightly bitter with some nice hop earthiness.
M: Light to medium in terms of body with a fairly lively level of carbonation.
D: The strong corn aroma was a bit off-putting to me, but luckily the flavor made up for it. Saisons are a hit or miss style for me, so this was one of the rare middle ground examples.