ineedbeer (2148) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
Aroma is full of classic Belgian esters with a lot of over ripe stone fruit, pear red apple and lighter bubblegum. Some light citrus including lime. Medium light pepper phenolics.
Pours a cloudy, yellow gold with a large, pillow white head that exhibits decent retention as it recedes to a small head that lingers. Medium light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is somewhat sweet with a light character and grain note. Light citrus notes including lime. Medium light fruit esters with light pepper phenolics. Moderate bitterness and a medium light mineral note to the water. A hint of honey.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, another alright American made classic Belgian saison. Easy drinking but lacking anything special and the fruit esters might be a bit over powering. Travlr (24307) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Draft. Hazy golden color, medium white head. Aroma of mixed spice, straw, hay. Taste is white pepper and straw. OK. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 3, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a hazed orange-yellow color with a two finger thick and billowy white head. The head fades slowly leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of wheaty and yeasty aroma with a lots of banana and spice of coriander and clove. Along with these smells are some other light fruit aromas of an orange and a lemongrass aroma as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a slightly lightly sweetened yeasty and wheaty taste with the sweetness being a mix of candied sugar and some fruit of an orange flavor. As the taste advances the candied sugar and orange fade, but some flavors of banana come to the tongue and bring with them some clove and pepper. A little bit of a grassy and lemon flavor come to the tongue toward the end of the taste and with the dwindling of the sweeter flavors overall, leaves a rather well balanced, only lightly funked and rather more crisp saison flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is medium in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation that was average to slightly low. A little higher carbonation would have been slightly more fitting for the style, but even so the feel was alright and keep it a rather easy drinking brew.
Overall – A somewhat drier and less funky saison that had a very easy drinking feel. Not a bad brew and one to at least give a try too.
Dacrza (961) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: July 24, 2014... GLASSWARE: La Fin du Monde tulip... OCCASION: just watched Earth to Echo--fun, but not E.T. ...APPEARANCE: hazy, glowing golden orange body; an armada of bubbles cascades upward into a white, frothy, three-finger head that leaves thick cumulous clouds... AROMA: candied sugar, hay and lemon zest--missing the signature barnyard yeasts, though--definite allspice, cumin and coriander... PALATE: lively, active in the teeth; medium-bodied, with a long drawn-out, welcome aftertaste; sessionable but somewhat substantial... TASTE: apple, raisin, grape, zesty lemon, anise and cumin combine to create an abbey-like profile without the alcohol...not as soft and unfiltered as expected... OVERALL: one of the first (THE first?!) saison I had, and this bottle rewards well within my price range ($8.99 for a six); quite flavorful for the thirst-quenching expectations; Yards dos not often disappoint, and they do not here... radagast83 (8011) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Draft at Golden West Cafe. Poured a sightly clear golden yellow color with a medium sized, creamy white head. Aroma was light spice notes, some floral notes. Citrus character was nice. Sweet malts. Light funky notes - nothing crazy, but pretty tasty.
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a yellow with a thin head Aroma is malt and yeasty. Taste is rich and warm. Finish is clean. Nejhleader (1550) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Has a nice grass yeast malt aroma. Has a tang malt maybe some grapefruit taste, not shabby decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Saison 2009+ Gold pour with creamy white clinging head and lace. Light rock candy aroma and floral notes on the nose. Sweet malt and a perfumy bitter along with a flat paper bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. solid RussianDragon (578) - - MAY 25, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a quickly fading head that left lacing. Aroma is yeast, corn, bread and lemons. Flavor is same, mild saison with sweet corn finish. Decent. Gooseunc (15) - Prince William County, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
12 oz bottle. Poured w/1 in head of bright white foam...nice laces on my tulip glass. Slight saison haze, more amber than orange in colour. Nice Belgian funk on the nose...got a bit of banana as we'll. Very well-attenuated...fresh, effervescent. Typical spices/fruits on the tongue...some tart /sour as well. Excellent example of style.
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