jkwood04 (3264) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spiciness and light fruits, some caramel and weird malts, and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. After having Heady Topper, I was expecting more from this beer.
SlovakSniper (2756) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Une petite bouteille qui provient d’un échange. Un liquide orangé et son anneau de mousse. Un nez étrange de savon à vaisselle parfumé à l’orange. Des saveurs détestables de détergent et de choses synthétiques. Une bouche qui manque de corps. Une finale qui est pénible. Une bière qui est difficile à boire. Heureusement, nous étions deux sur la bouteille. Et, malheureusement, j’écris ce texte en direct de l’unité d’observation de l’hôpital Charles-Lemoyne : l’interniste cherche encore le meilleur traitement pour ce type d’empoisonnement alimentaire. Des idées, quelqu’un?
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle at reservoir, waterbury. clear golden with a small white cap, little retention. fruity - odd melons, peach, faint graininess, floral hops, light citrusy. average carbonation, almost aggressive though, light body, little to no finish.
rejtable (1124) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy orange with a quickly dissipating head. Aromas of peach, yeast, some apple, maybe a hint of lemon. Taste is sweet with a light bitter finish. Body is light. I don’t really get the bad reviews. I think his a decent, albeit reasonably simple, saison... Gluten or no gluten.
rodenbach99 (2943) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bouteille de 341ml. Cette bière a été bue en compagnie de Patrick. Bière blonde jaune avec un anneau de mousse. Le nez sent l’écorce d’orange. En bouche cette bière sans gluten goute les carottes. C’est franchement mauvais. Si vous soufrez de la maladie de cœliaque buvez du vin !!
Damico (2309) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange hazy beautiful in the sunlight, but with a small white head that dissipates quickly.
davey101 (606) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ll preface this by saying that I have tried quite a few gluten free beers on the market. Green’s, Bards, Red Bridge, New Planet, T’weason’ale, New Grist, Daura, etc. This is the best one I have tried hands down. As a gluten free beer its excellent. As a saison...well....its average.
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Contract brewed in Ipswich, MA. Fancy! The label is lacking the words "Gluten Free" as well as the required nutritional facts.
A - Hazy burnt orange body with a very thin edging of bone-white foam. Lacing is on the thin side. The head is almost non-existent, but the beer itself looks amazing.
S - An odd, but somewhat pleasant aroma that is also hard to describe. It smells almost wheaty, but there obviously isn’t any grain in here. Its somewhat grassy and sweet, almost syrupy. Finishes lightly spicy with a touch of dried orange peel.
T - Very neutral. The strong sorghum spice that I normally associate with gluten free beers is missing. Instead its a boring take on a saison. Sweet grass, light coriander, black pepper and orange peel. Finish is cereal like. Its tasty though. Mouth feel is probably a bit on the thin side but its very well carbonated. Drinkability is high.
O - Well it certainly can’t compete with a beer like Fantome, but when compared against other gluten free beers its a clear winner. The sorghum is barely present and it has a nice and refreshing flavor with some light spice and sweetness. Very well made beer.
mcmisko (349) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy orange/brown. No head. Almost no smell at all. Taste is fruity, with some spice and a bit of tang. Very light bodied, as most sorghum brews are. Not my thing at all. But it is better than other G free beers I’ve had.
Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Received as an extra in a box. Pours a cloudy orange in color with a quarter finger worth of white head. Nose is predominately the curacao orange peel with some light belgian yeast. Very peculiar nose for a saison. Tastes disgusting, it tastes of stale hops, dish soap, belgian yeast...it’s extremely offensive and I am struggling putting down each sip. Moderate mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, slightly slick, and a moderate finish. Was excited to try something else from Alchemist, this missed the mark quite a bit. I think I will take my time exploring the rest of their catalogue.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Its missing some body, , still drinkable. Spicy Vegetable, something I would be Ok with health food, like buckwheat and chia seeds. Pronounced orange peel is a nice touch.Dry finish, carbonation is above average. Saison yeast in aftertaste. Medium yellow, a foamer with a touch of lace.