TH28 (166) - - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is crystal clear golden with a thick white foam cap. Aroma is citrus, pear, pepper, and spicy Belgian saison yeast. Taste is bready malt, pepper, tart citrus and pear, with a high hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated. Finishes with a distinct pepper spice and hop bitten as that lingers for a bit on the tongue. Great saison, but definitely a more pronounced bitterness than typical for the style.
M82 (340) - Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear, bright and sunny golden yellow body sports a fading frothy capped smooth white head leaving a few dots and fleeting islands of lace
White pepper and citrus calmed by pear and green melon, smooth transitions, mildly rustic and fairly dry with a quenching juicy base, medium bodied, silky coating to offer solid duration on the residual
22oz bottled 11 06 13 at 45º into TeKu
Ed5388 (2315) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber thanks to strykzone via local swap 5.2. Pours a hazy straw color with an enormous foamy white head. Aroma of hay, grass, sweet pear juice, and some old citrus. Mouthfeel had a lot of fizzy carbonation. Taste is similar to the aroma. Old citrus, hay, grassy hops, peppery spice, and a hint of sweet pear. Solid stuff.
nuplastikk (4745) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared by Madbeerbaron. The pear sweetens it out, but it is subtle. Infected American Sour tones. Not overly impressive.
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle brought to Max’s. Pours a light golden body with white head and lacing. Aroma is spice, yeast, lemon and additional fruits. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side but with lots of carbonation. Notes of lemon, spice, yeast and grass. Ok, but very plain and bland overall.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours a very hazed gold with a medium to large white head that eventually deflates. Big lemony musk with some esters and yeast. Soft sweetness, musk, lemon again. Falls a bit short of the nose, but pretty nice otherwise.
blipp (6433) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow gold with a white head. Spicy yeast, light flowery notes, and some light malty sweetness. Just a bit overcarbonated. Not bad.
jtclockwork (9074) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste of white pepper, pear juice, lemongrass, yeast and orange zest. Medium body.
vtafro (3913) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Light spice and hops aroma. Light and crisp, light herbal and floral tones. Pepper and citrus standout.
sharkbcr (112) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big foamy head, hazy gold color, yeasty aroma. Taste has a sweet yeasty peppery zing. It finishes with the white pepper and pears. An interesting beer!