ryecatcher (1471) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle (a gift from Kristin and Adam B... thanks again!) Pours a murky apricot color, with no head to speak of. Nose is malty with some some pear and a little bit of dank hops. Mouth is full, with a fruity and malty front (grapefruit, pear, apple), which moves into the trademark 3F’s citrusy/dank hoppiness, and goes out with a lingering bitterness. The ’saisonesque’ spicy/yeasty qualities are in their somewhere between the middle and finish, but they are definitely overshadowed by the hops. This is a really good beer, but as an example of the style, not what I expected from the description on label. Oh yeah, great bottle art too. FullObs (136) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Originally on draft at the pub this is an awesome hoppy saison overflowing with pineapple and other sweet tropical fruits. Put away a few glases with ease. Now from the bottle a few weeks later thebropical citrus is a bit more subdued and there is a spiciness in the finish that i didnt recall . Good but not quite to the level of the draft version. Have a few more to see how they turn out ccex (1391) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
22 oz. bottle pours a hazy orange with lumpy white head and good lacing. Smells like a Three Floyds brew with floral and citrus hops, although subdued.. Aroma is full of melon, honeysuckle, peach,and pineapple with a modest malt backbone. Body is medium with average carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and taste is sweet with a clean dry finish and noticeable alcohol. An interesting take on a saison, and the best of this style I’ve tried - much better than FFF Rabbid Rabbit Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Had on tap the source. Served in a stemmed tulip.
A: Pours a semi clear amber color with a thick white head forming on the pour. It’s about one finger in height and it recedes slowly leaving behind sticky sheets of lace.
S: The citris hop profile on the nose really jumps out at you with some orange and lemon zest as well. Sweet Belgian yeast cuts through on the back end with some refined malts.
T: Spicy belgian yeast, with a little bit of pepper and clove, is up front. Nice grassy hops and citrus zest with a semi-bitter grapefruit pith on the finish. Sweet malt body. Well hidden booze for 8.5%
M: Medium bodied with a little heft to it. Great prickly carbonation with a drying finish.
O: A well crafted saison with a little body to it. Obviously I’d like it a little lighter to make it a little more easy drinking, but the flavor profile gets you past that. Definitely recommed for any saison fan.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-27-2012 GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours a hazy golden orange with a bit of head that dissipates quickly. Smell is quite hoppy with grass and trees, but also has a bit of a wild touch and a bit of something sweet, very nice though hoppier than I would have expected. Palate is medium bodied and has a good amount of softer finer carbonation. Taste is hoppy at first but then gets a bit of a funky flavour and gets balanced with some sweetness though fades out to some hoppy bitterness. Very complex and interesting.
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big fruity notes... grapefruit, stone fruits and berries... and some dusty and herbal notes. The taste is bread malts, cherries, berries and herbal notes. Medium bodied. Nice. pacond (190) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Fruity notes with belgian yeast, more hoppy than most saisons but definitely not a deal breaker. phaleslu (10898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by Jason- thanks a ton, man! You guys crushed my wants list last night. I owe the STL crew big time. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Aroma is heavy on oranges and tangerines, then mango, straw, funk, bread, and herbs. The flavor is dry up front with sawdust and herbs, and gives way to the tangerine and mango fruitiness, along with floral hops, bread and funk. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a fruity, floral, woody mouthfeel. Really unique saison. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Draft. Hazy dark gold pour, small white head. No retention/some lace. Aroma of big pineapple/orange/floral hops, spicy yeast. Taste is quite malty, sweet, nice floral/pineapple hop bitterness, fruity esters, big creamsicle. Palate is full, bitter, slick.
Note: The bottle of this was very oxidized, smell/taste of rotten apple. This rating refers to the draft version. arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle from brewpub. Deep orange in color with copious white head. Deep spiced tropical fruit, mango, peach, light apple, and moderate pine. Flavor starts mildly sweet with mango and peach and then dries out nicely with pine and tropical fruit bitterness. Well-attenuated with some lingering skunky pine and fruit.