tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle at the ’09 Fish Fry. Pours light orange with whitish head, slowly-rising bubbles, and some winelike legs; I can tell it is sweeter than standard just by looking at it. The aroma is tangerine, some lemon zest, salt, a hint of wildflower honey, and some vinous notes. The flavor is very fruity, with some melon, honey, sage, and slight hops. A strong lime taste comes out as it gets warm. Over-the-top, but good. As sweet as it is, I’m not sure I could call it a saison. Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 Cloudy orange, slowly emerging white head. Nice aroma - mix of orange juice (my notes say "smells like Tang". I’m pretty sure that’s what I meant.) Also rhubarb? And kind of buttery, but not in a dyacetal way. Flavor is winey and herbal, with sweet, juicy notes mixed in. Palate seemed a bit syrupy, maybe some more time in the bottle would’ve dried it out. Good Stuff. AmEricanbrew (7037) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 21, 2009
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy light amber with a white head. Big pale malt grist aroma with dry hay and light spices. Medium body. Heavy flavors of sharp caramel malt with again light dry spices. Lightly sweet throughout. Can’t beat the spring Saison. Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a hazy gold with a bubbly white head. aroma was fruity and citrus. flavor had clove, slight banana, and coriander. light body. not bad at all. this is one saison i actually enjoyed. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 14, 2009
(1L bottle) Pours a pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of mango, pineapple, floral, canned pear, grass, dust, and mustiness. Flavor of pear, mango, pepper, grass, and clove.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2009
Big fancy swing-top bottle. Hazy golden color with a thin white head. Surprising fruity aroma with notes of pear standing out. Light and fruity for a 8.3% ABV beer. Green apple, pear, and a little grass. I expected something funkier but this is not bad at all. blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye, cloudy yellow with no foam, fruity aromas with a good strong papaya, mango flavor, good body and finished well BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small white head over a hazed golden body. Aroma is grassy and citrus hops. A bit bready. Taste is hoppy and grainy with some honey. Water like mouthfeel with extremely lively carbonation. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. hazy gold pour. Aroma of hops, sweet malts and cinnamon. Taste had hops, bread, grass, citrus, spice and clove. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2009
1 liter swingtop from the brewery. Pours a hazy amber with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of lemon zest, bread, yeast and peach. Taste is bread, caramel, citrus, banana, pear and apple. Full bodied.