scarletfire65 (829) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a deep orange, slightly hazy, average head. Aroma is pungent, with band aid, funk, citrus, coriander. Medium bodied, strong saison yeast profile, lots of coriander and black pepper, orange, and a big bitter finish. Crisp and pretty clean, maybe a twang of medicinal flavors. If not labeled as sorghum, I wouldn’t have thunk it.
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this a few years back at the brew pub and loved it . Knowing that was not a possibility anymore I was very happy to see the four pk at a local bottle store. By far the best gluten free brew I have tried ever, and a dam fine Saison.
Tripplebrew (764) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange lemon with frothy white head. Aroma is very floral with bitter citrus notes and bread. Flavor is largely floral, rose water, brown sugar and pepper. Flavors definitely came out when beer warmed out. Body is light yet active carbonation.
bp (759) - Queens, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the brewpub back in Nov 2010: golden amber with a foamy white head, spicy aroma, sour tasting, some spices as well. Not a favorite of mine.
punkska101 (743) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2012 updated rating. 12 onz direct from the alchemist. A: orange peel, lemon, rustic character from the yeast. App: hazy blond with white head. T/p: light body with medium long acidic finish. moderate carbonation. O: good better than my first bottle
BiereLuc (661) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière orangée avec une faible mousse. Nez levuré et fruité (agrumes, banane, poire). En bouche, des saveurs d’orange, de citron et de houblon frais s’amalgament à une légère amertume. Une belle saison sans gluten que j’ai pris plaisir à boire sans gêne.
williamstome (644) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peach-gold pour. Fruity aroma: peach, banana, berries, citrus.
Malty with astringent hoppy finish. Round and sweet.
davey101 (567) - 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.
dogfishho (562) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange gold with a big white head. The aroma is clean and typical of a saison with clear evidence of the orange peel. The hops are earthy and funky. I’m not entirely sure where all of the low ratings come from here. I couldn’t tell that this was gluten free... it had a nice round mouthfeel and clean finish.
beerandbeyond (558) - ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Cloudy orange color with a small white head.
Fruity nose, dried apricots, some spice and light grain.
Juice-like flavors of oranges, low bitterness, some yeast and metallic notes.
Kinda dry, medium bodied, lively, off balanced and overall not that great.