Saison De Aviator - Aviator Brewing Company
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Reviews by KajII:
3.48/5 rDev -2%
[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]
The pour was a clear medium orange with an average (1-2 finger) white pillowy head that settled down to a thick film which lasted throughout and possessed excellent sheets of sticky lacing.
The aroma was of light grain malts, floral hops and a funky Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange), coriander, and a somewhat mild fruity ester (banana and apple).
The taste was yeasty right off the bat with a lightly sweet acidic presence and a touch of citrus which was present throughout, the finish was lightly bitter with a hint of citrus peel, a very light tartness and a bit of fruity spiciness at the end. The flavor lingered for a good long while following the swallow, with a nice yeasty spicy taste staying on the taste buds for a tad longer.
Mouthfeel was just beyond light in body and dry in texture with a bold and lively carbonation.
Overall I personally thought this was a rather impressive tasting Saison with a mild fruity bitterness and a spicy yeast taste that finished off this brew wonderfully, making it a very enjoyable drinking experience...
03-24-2014 16:54:02 | More by KajII
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3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a two finger off-white head that subsided to a half finger amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spice, earth, fruit, and earth hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, dark fruit, earth, earth hop, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. To my surprised I really kind of liked what I found in this one. To be honest, I didn’t really expect much. However on the flavor the dark fruit note was a really nice find that definitely helped to tie more of this brew together for me through each sip. It was quite easy to drink the entire glass. If there hadn’t been other ticks to move on to, I definitely would have had another glass.
08-31-2013 15:22:22 | More by thagr81us
3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.
A- Pours an orangeish dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.
S- Semi-rich Belgian yeast aroma with notes of banana. Slightly soily.
T- The soily quality is even more apparent in the flavor. A bit sweet with more notes of banana and some spice. Kind of one-dimensional but certainly drinkable.
M- Crisp but with also a mildly milky texture. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.
O- A serviceable saison that gets the job done even if it's not very complex.
07-30-2014 02:14:20 | More by Immortale25
4.5/5 rDev +26.8%
Comes in can, I poured it in a tulip, and drank at room temperature. Poured with a two inch head. Which had a strange aroma of rotten milk . Good body, with mild carbonation. Bitter flavors, hints if bubble gum, and peppery . Drinkable but probably wouldn't buy again. It us a good interpretation of farm house saison, but missing some of the natural yeast qualities .
08-16-2014 02:20:40 | More by SVan007
3.78/5 rDev +6.5%
Orangey amber color like an IPA. Modest foam in the Ommegang chalice doesn't last as long as some. Some stray lines of bubbles, but nicely carbonated in the mouth. A whiff of alcohol and marmalade.
This is quite a flavorful and refined Saison. Toasty malt with some sweetness, plus the robust tangy, yeasty flavors. Fruity but not sugary. Brewer says this is made with pilsner malt plus orange peel and coriander flavorings. IBUs are just 22 but there is plenty of bitterness from the yeast. The orange is fairly distinct but this tastes more like a sharper Hefeweizen than a Wit.
A pleasant light-bodied but flavorful example. Tangy with a bitterish and dry finish. From the 22 oz bottle bought at K'nB Wine Cellars in San Diego.
06-14-2013 05:54:12 | More by mactrail
Saison De Aviator from Aviator Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.