AirForceHops (5954) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Binny’s South Loop. Mostly hazy color gold thin retention in a snifter. Aroma is zesty spice / yeast with a light fruit note that doesn’t scream out pear but… yep, ok. More apple to me.
The flavor is herbal and zesty with the Belgian yeast notable but not overpowering by any sense. The fruit is like a pear apple hybrid that is grainy and juicy at the same time. Also, pretty sweet taste, baked bread and sugars. Its feels like it is a little forced as far as composition. A decent American version of the style but I would rather just reach for a true Belgian, that is of course if I could get more fresh ones here in the U.S. Overall still pretty well made.
Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, pepper, white pepper, pear. Sweet malty flavour, pear. Finish pear, light pepper, light malts. Lots of pear. Not quite a saison in my book.
(From 65cL bottle @ the ’tick countries & enjoy some good beers’ tasting. Thanks for sharing, Tim!)
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
15/IX/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB or bottled? V/24/14 (2014-1006) Thanks to Fem for the bottle!
Clear orange to blond beer, big aery off-white head, little stable, non adhesive, falls down quickly. Aroma: yuck, way too spicy, anise, pears?? Dafuq is this stuff? MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: spicy, little sourish, bit lemony, lots of aniseed, very spicy, weird bitterness. Aftertaste: bit sourish, lots of orange peel, weird spicy touch, sugary, funky, meh.
pkbites (858) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy pour, white head. Lemon zest and peppercorn nose. Spicy flavor. Super "meh". I just didn’t care for this. On tap.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, pear, peach, sme spice, yeast, floral notes, zest, bread, biscuit, interesting with big flowery notes Taste is a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, hints of grass, flowers, grain, some orange, lemon, hints of peach, finishing dry.
kambei70 (933) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at iL Lazzarone's. Aroma is orange peel, lemon, straw, bread and pepper. Taste is same as aroma with the addition of some earthiness and some mango-like fruitiness. Medium, dry mouthfeel with lots of carbonation and carbonation sting.
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jahshuwuh (559) - USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. A medium clear golden color with minimal head. Smells of pear are prominent, with the usual spicy scents of a saison, coriander, barnyard, wheat. Taste is sweet fruit with pear, honey, mixed with the spiciness of some coriander, pepper, wheat and malt like tones. Thin mouth, crisp and easy to drink.
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hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and yellow with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Great retention. I can really smell the pears and spicy peppercorns in here. Also, I’m picking up some lightly floral and fruity hops complimented by a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is fruity, juicy and a touch too sweet. Finishes crisp with lingering sweetness. Including pears as an ingredient was probably a bad idea… simply because I don’t like pears. Also, too much residual sugar for my taste; otherwise, this beer is solid. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden quite hazy with an orange hue and white grayish head. Aroma is really nice bringing French saison yeast and the orange zest, with undertones of the fruity pear. The fruitiness of the yeast and the pears and the oranges blend well with the oranges being brought forward. The zest ends the body quite dry.
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Spicy hops and hay on the nose. Dry clove and spicy hop flavor with a dry light finishing bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation.