In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Upright Brewing Five

Aroma: “Heavy prototypical saison esters, with dominant lemon, tangerine, clove phenols, pepper, and pear. Subtle earthy peppercorn spice, with a slight floral, herbal note. Peach and apple character are present in the nose.”

Flavor: “Surprisingly bitter for style, almost astringent. Yeast esters still present, but fitting for a place at the table with the heavy-handed use of hops. Spicy pepper and herb, grassy lemongrass, grapefruit, and orange. Slight floral iris comes through retronasal. Very light malt sweetness develops into a moderate firm hop bitterness that slowly fades into a dry finish. Carb is medium- to-low for the style.”

Overall: “A wonderful aroma that promised a tasty saison but was lost in the bitter hops, and a bit of astringency. Fairly classic saison with peppery phenols and lemon citrus esters. This beer was enjoyable, with a mix of fruity and floral, and a nice, dry finish.”