MacBoost (1924) - Victor, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours a very clear straw with a white head. No funk in the nose, disappointing. Aromas of lemon, ginger. Very light and dry on the palate. A nice little blonde ale, but this is not anywhere near Helios. Scroll past. jhamp9 (1917) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Clear gold pour with a white head. Strong pepper and clove aroma with some yeast. Taste again is very spicy with some yeast, earth, and vegetables. Prickly carbonation. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 Bottle. Gold pour, big white head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of floral/spicy hops, herbal, bread, fruity ester. Taste is lightly bitter, floral/grassy hops, ester, medicinal notes, cracker. Palate is crisp, slick, bitter finish. Really nice at 4.5%. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Odd beer with a plastic taste plus citrus and berries. Good head and medium body. Good spice flavor. wxman (1834) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. This is just what the name implies: a sessionable Begian Saison. Pours a bright yellow with a thin but retentive white head. Fruit and spice aroma. Taste is everything you like in a Belgian ale but w/o the sometimes cloying sweetness and higher ABV. This exhibits sweet pale malt, a fresh fruitiness, some grassiness and a bit of pepper, coriander and other spices. Clean and crisp; goes down easy. Good effort.
Beaver (1821) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a big meringue white head that retains well and laces the glass.Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2013
The aroma is fruits and funk with some piney, floral hops and perfumey spices.
The flavor is sweet bready malts with a little funky fruit and some spices (corriander, pepper) and a good sized piney floral bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, I’m not sure I’d call it a saison. But I like it as a session beer with good bitterness and some funk.
Mild lemon and earthy aroma. Pours a hazy light yellow with almost no head. Light crisp flavor, with a touch of earthy notes and citrus. Very easy drinking, and a nice session beer. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a strong Malt & herb aroma with some grass and coriander thrown in. I like the smell.
Appearance- The beer is a murky amber color with a large white head. Looks great
Taste- Has a nice floral and malt flavor with some bitterness.
Palate- A light bodied brew with moderate carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer, if I can find it again I will buy it. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Best before July 27, 2013.degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Appearance: A tall and fluffy white head is perched on a slightly cloudy pale golden body. The head has excellent retention and is as dense as cream. Spotty lacing is left on the glass as it dissipates.
Aroma: The aroma is bright with lemon, straw, light spices and leather. This smells great, it reminds me of Spring.
Taste: This follows the aroma nicely with a bright lemon flavor that provides a slight tartness with some leather overlying the lemon that finishes dry. The lemon lingers on the tongue for a bit a touch tart and dry with a slight lingering spice. This is a bit reminiscent of sucking on a lemon.
Palate: Medium bodied with a creamy full texture, soft carbonation.
Overall: This is an outstanding session beer. There is no sacrifice in taste. If this were $7 for a 6 pack this would be all I would drink until it’s gone for the season. This is still priced nicely at $9 for a 6 pack, I just wish it came out a few months later.
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with large amounts of visible carbonation and a fine-grained, quick-dissipating, white head. Nose is lemon, some phenols, and a touch of latex. Very crisp on the tongue, with definite bitter lemon notes; light hops present, bready grains, but the bitter sourness, reminiscent of citrus pith, remains dominant; too much so. Finish is acidic and short. There’s something out of whack here.