cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
One of the CBC beers on tap at the brewery. Pour is transparent amber with creamy white head. Malt based nose, sweet and sugary. Honey yeast, and a nice zesty spice with an herbal hop back and touch of soap. The taste is light yeast, honey, a little sugary, a fair bit of zesty spice, notes of corrander, lemon, herbal tangy hops and a touch of bitterness. medium creamy body with light carbonation and fairly dry. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
In short: A clean, semi-rustic, moderately-dry and fruity Saison. Refreshing session beer. NiceDocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2011
How: Tap at Capones PA, first RBSG 2011 bus-trip pit-stop
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is a bit rustic with some fruity pineapples notes as well as some flowers. Taste is refreshing fruits (tropical fruits), dried flowers, some dried fruits. Not quite as dry as I would have liked it to be but the beer still has some Saison rusticity and it was very clean and highly drinkable. I’m not surprised to see this basic session Saison underrated, this is undeniable statistics, American ratebeerians don’t enjoy basic dry session Saison. It is also undeniable statistics that 9 out of 10 people reading this rating is literate. The 10th one is gay (and also literate).
Draft at Capone’s during Philly Beer Week 2011. Pours gold with white head. Nose was hopcitrus, yeasty spice, mild vegetals. Tasted hoppy, citric, with notes of spice, yeast, and florals. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Tap at Blind Tiger - nice, sweet caramel, light funk. Touch of egg sulfur, yeasty. Fruit & barnyard. Funky finish, nice mouthfeel, dry Maverick34 (3283) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Draught from btiger. Poured darkish fo a saison. Herbal notes. Pretty decent stuff.
PhillyCraft (7602) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Growler fill at Canals. Pours a cloudy yellow golden color. Aromas of straw, bread, grassy hops, and a hint of mint/clove. Taste is toasted malts, lemons, bannana caramel, earthy and spicy yeast. Decent beer but very lacking in overall flavor. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Draft, RBSG bus tour. Small off-white head, crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, straw, some grapefruit, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, straw, some grapefruit, perfume. Medium body, light acidity. jmm635 (1012) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Pours a shade darker than yellow with a small white head. Toasted malt, spicy yeast aroma. Lacks that dirty/earthy flavor that I enjoy in a good saison. j12601 (12982) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
On tap at Capone’s, our first stop on the RBSG bus. Pours a clear gold. Cool mint, sweet toast on the nose. Toast and banana yeast, toasty malt. More toast, long yeasty finish. Very nice. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2011
This poured a cloudy yellow golden color with a white head. Aroma was light banryardy spices and bread. Flavor was a bit of fusels and diacetyl, some light tart notes and grassy hops.