colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Pours ruby gold with a frothy two finger head. Strong citrus, particularly lemon, on the nose with a hint of pine. Well-rounded mouthfeel, though perhaps a bit too carbonated, which adds a bit of spice to the profile. Beer has a hint of sweetness, which is typical of most farmhouse style ales I’ve had so far, but this is much more hop forward. Small notes of yeast on repeat sips. Reminds me of a belgian IPA, only less yeast flavoring. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle courtesy of riversideAK. Pours copper and hazy with a nice white head. Smells of citrus, perfume, some underlying funkiness, crisp, dry malt. Tastes of wildflowers, dry malt, peppery, with a dry, spicy finish. Excellent beer! dwyerpg (6368) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Great aroma of citrus hops, especially strong for a saison. This is a pretty good beer. Some hops but also that farmhouse quality. Pretty nice. But I’ll be drinking #7 most of the time. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Interesting Northwest take on a saison or biere de garde. Cloudy spirited pour. All the saison notes are present: suitable malts, a hint of floral, some citrus, etc. Pepper gives way quickly to hops, which transforms into a lingering mild bitterness. Quite nice; this one just "works" and is recommended. Amazing flavor, too, for the low 5.5% ABV, which is a pleasant surprise.
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UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Draught @ Mikkeller bar. Pours golden hazy with a small white head. First impression crisp and with heavy grapefruit notes. Then the dryness and spiciness (white pepper) takes over. Yeasty aftertaste that sends the thoughts to a bitter and funky cheese.
bhensonb (15617) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2009
750 from the Beaumont Market. Pours orange apricot with a four-finger creamy off-white head. Nice sour citric aroma. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is lightly barnyard, mildly sour, fruity and just enough bitter to make a great finish. Actually it’s pretty bitter. Could drink this forever. brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 30, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2012 Hazy gold, with a crazy ’ice-cream’ head ... looks fantastic. Nose is abundant with hops, a plethora of herbal/floral notes (think oregano, thyme, savory, pepper), and sits very nicely with the biscuit-like caramel malt backbone. Flavor reflects the nose ... fully and beautifully. Mouthfeel is moderate, and the finish has a nice lingering, hoppy balance to it. I paired this with some hearty bread, gruyere cheese, and maple roasted ham ... to great effect. This is a fantastic, rustic, hoppy saison. This farmhouse style ale is a real winner, packed with both bold flavor and subtle nuance ... and all at only 5.5%
theisti (4179) - Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2010
750 ml bottle purchased to go at Uber Tavern in Seattle, Washington. Pour is a hazed orange golden with a big fluffy white head which is quite rocky. Falls slowly and loosely. Aroma is soft herbal floral hops along with a very gentle earthy grain which expresses itself as super fresh cereal malt. Really bright and inviting nose. Taste follows the nose quite closely, with soft floral hops up front with the earthy cereal malt melded alongside. Super clean and delicious. Palate is medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation and the softly earthy grainy finish. A dry mineral
aftertaste finishes it off. A really well done "hoppy" Saison. notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Tap at Upright - hazy light copper - nose of fruity fruity and citric American hops, crackery malts - flavor is crisp and crackery - lightly flinty - a touch of honey sweetness and toasted grain on the tail end - light spiciness from the yeast - dry, toasty, gingerbread finish, with some light estery character - an awesome brew. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Golden pour with a dense, soapy head. Lovely nose. Lemongrass, mild hops, apricot, and a bit of yeast. Flavor brings in some bread and a bit of depth, emphasizing the lemon on the finish. Just lovely!