Alengrin (5431) - BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2015
American saison, at Borefts. Very thick, dense, frothy, towering snow white head on top of a pale yellow beer with greenish hue, cloudy all over. Aroma of lemon zest, white pepper, dry hay, bready wheat, gooseberry, sourdough, field flowers - reasonably ’saison-esque’ indeed. Dryish fruity taste with pleasant sourish accents of lemon, kiwi and soapy starfruit, bit bready, doughy even, with a long, florally and grapefruity hop bitterness in the end, aromatic and drying, but pairing well with the yeasty fruitiness and the bready maltiness. Very quenching, and isn’t that the first intention of a 4.5% ABV saison? toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours golden yellow, a bit pale with a 1 finger sized head Smells straight up lemonade, lots of rose pedals, and wheat. Taste is really light and floral, a touch of tropical hops, a hint of cloves, lots of yeast, and a touch of lemon. It is highly carbonated and light. Overall it is an easy drinking saison. What it should be. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2016
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-hazy to light transparent semi-burnt orange color to it. A one finger white foamy head dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving some messy lacing sticking and then sliding here and there.
The smell started off with some sweet grassy to citrus dryness. Light wheat strains in as it warms.
The taste was mainly sweet with a light bitterness sticking in there. Sticky sweet citrusy aftertaste leads into a semi-dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs smooth enough to allow sweet grassy/citrus combination sticking slightly on my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good saison that I would have again. Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Keg at The Grove, Huddersfield. Hazy yellow shade. Short white head. Aroma is pithy fruits, creamy lemon pie, herby. Taste is light, quite tart and very drinkable and refreshing. Would be a great one to knock back on a summer’s day. MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 My Bottom Line:
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Minty hops, straw-like wheat and subtle herbs swirl into a lightly tart finish for a quenching, humble Saison.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the cloudy blond.
-The body is very light and thus very drinkable.
-Citrusy fruitiness also increases drinkability.
-Every flavor is well integrated, yet few stand out.
750, capped. pours a crystal clear fizzy looking pale gold. loose white head, plenty of eggy lace. tangy lemons and light yeasty spice on the nose. creamy medium body with plenty of carb. lemons, cloves, and other light hay spices on the mid pakate. mild clovey finish. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 14, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a tall off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, citrus, earth, grass, herbs, and yeast. Flavor of lemon, earth, and yeast with a soft mouthfeel and a dry finish. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. This was sampled alongside Upright 5, 6 and 7.
The beer pours a hazy light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is lemon, citrus, spices and coriander. The flavor is lemon and orange citrus with some wheat and spicy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
(750ml bottle) opaque yellow with nice creamy head. Nose of spicy yeast, light funk, lemon and cinnamon. Taste of lemon, spices and yeast. Light body but very style appropriate. Not bad. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured yellow with a white head. aroma was lemon, sweet, and lemon peel with the flavor being much the same. body was medium with high carbonation.