tfontana (911) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2016 Bottle pour into tulip glass. Appearance is hazy yellow with 1-2 finger-width fizzy white head with poor retention and no lacing. Nice sparkle. Aroma is mild Belgian yeast and associated fruity esters, mild bubblegum, crackers. Taste is mix of fruity sweet dominant over tart, maybe some mild pepper. Palate is light bodied with thin texture and lively-to-fizzy carbonation. Overall, on the money for the style but a bit on the light side with mild aroma and taste with thin palate. From the look, I was expecting something a little thicker.
WillemsUrenkel (1734) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl. oz. bottle bought at Bierzwerg bottle shop, Greven. Unclear pale orange in the glass, small white head. Wheat, yeast and some fruit on the nose. Taste is fruity, pleasant sweetness, little bit dry, wheat. Some spicy hints in the background. Light, refreshing and easy to drink in a positive way.
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love a good Saison, and this one fits the bill. It’s dark in color and full in flavor, but it isn’t quite as strong as some other saisons are in terms of spice or hop. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it does stand out compared to other saisons in that regard.
sinfull (1591) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy , yellow in glass. Medium-sized, white head which quickly disappears . Yeasts , spices , fruits in aroma . Dry , yeasty taste with some astringency and hint of sourness. Decent bitterness, rather light body.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- pours a clear golden yellow with a finger of loose white head that dissipates to a thin ring. Minor lacing.
S- lots of orange candies and lemon zest. Some kiwi. Caramel malts and cloves. Fairly straight forward. Blossoms and rose petals. Lavender perfume.
M- light syrupy and tacky body with some carb.
T- lots of muddled orange and lemon pith mixed with a malty backbone Too bitter to call it juicy. Grasses and cloves with coriander and diet 7up. Ending is dry with zincs and lime.
Enjoyable on a hot day but not going to knock your socks off.
Bulk_Carrier (4999) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy golden color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly concaves to leave a film of a cap of a head. Lacing is mostly few and far between.
The smell had some light of tropical fruit, and peppery spice. After a bit of warming, there’s some rye malt.
The taste was basically the same with an added sweet breadiness intertwining and leading into the aftertaste. There’s a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the spice to hit a bit harder for the harshness level of this beer.
Overall, whoah, better than expected from Two Roads. I’d have this again, nice saison leaning to the spicier side of the wheelhouse.
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2015 BTLD 08/14/15. Nose tangy-tart with white and black pepper, lots of tropical fruit (pineapple, lychee, mango, guava, passionfruit, all working well together), with medium vanilla and lemon (and strong coriander) which last and meld everything else together. Pours hazy straw-golden with a fizzy and ephemeral soapy bright white head. Taste very crisp and satisfying, a bright and citric full body with light bitterness and slimy bread character, yet some nice grainy malt underneath. Oats are there as cereal in the aftertaste, rye only barely and in the middle. Take away the receding pepper and this is a very good hopped-up wit, but with it, a good modern Saison. A touch heavy for its alcohol level, but I’d definitely ask for two!
dmac (6032) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a clear gold body under a foamy white head. Aroma has a lot going on, lots of dough and yeast, banana, bubblegum, pepper, spice. Flavor is much lighter but all the notes are there but not up in your face like the aroma. Body is fizzy with a medium to lighter body,
MWMBeerguy (203) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like this beer, but then I'm a fan of saison generally but particularly the American craft versions that have a bit more mouthfeel and a bit more emphasis on hops and malt with subdued yeast phenols, and this beer is all that. Plus it tastes like a saison I've been brewing for a couple years now so, there's that. Good stuff!
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fsbw21086 (481) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nosy AF. Taste of funk, citrus, mango, pineapple, and more funk. Bannana and sweet notes without a hint of hop. Taste a bit of salt and pepper towards the end. Good one. Interesting, A+