kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: June 11, 2011
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, creamy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, spicy, floral, light herbal
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, touch of citrus, nice herbal character, light spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with thin white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and dark fruits. Taste of candied sugar. Medium mouthfeel. Not what I was expecting by not as light as I thought for a Saison. Still a good brew.
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ChainGangGuy (4507) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Thoughtfully served up an opaque, amber-hued body with a scant, wispy, whitish head.
Smell: Stepchild smells of spiced blended wine, honey atop toasted bread, a pinch of bitterish herbs, and a spritz of spirits.
Taste: Spiciness upfront, with a sweetish introduction of honey graham-tasting malts. Handful of tart red berries, maybe a sip of chilled mulled wine. Scant sense of bitterness, but all the while there’s that pervasive spiciness. Winy, tart, and with a lingering spice character beyond the smooth finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: When 5 Seasons teamed up with homebrewer Phil Farrell and released La Fin du Poulet Saison back in 2007, it was something rare and wonderful. Now, sheeeet, 5 Seasons is rolling out with a new saison every other week, with my favorites being the Pepe le Pew from 5 North and the Provence here at 5 West.