69 / 100
On-tap at Duck Island Ale House in Seattle.
Pours a hazed pale golden colour with a frothy, solid head of white. Lacing is excellent, forming in fine cascading streaks down the glass. Carbonation is also very fine and pleasant. Looks good.
Nose is a bit light. There's some peppery notes, a little bread yeast and fragrant herbal characters. It smells a little like pizza dough. There's some slightly rounded notes which work reasonably well though. Not a huge fan overall, despite the positives.
Taste is similar, but there's a simplicity to the palate which helps a lot. It's clean and clear, leaving the herbal notes to sort of resonate or echo through the empty, slightly wet and moist cobblestoned alley of flavour. Back is a little organic or minerally giving some spicy, but flat notes. It's not bad. Feel is light. It works well.
Overall, it's a drinkable beer. It's not a huge, stellar saison, but it's fairly nice. It requires a little more thought to get it above this level, but this is about as good as you get for a naive attempt.