dogfishho (583) - 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. Iím not entirely sure where all of the low ratings come from here. I couldnít tell that this was gluten free... it had a nice round mouthfeel and clean finish.
mkgrenwel (539) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour with little head. Aroma is citrus, pepper and yeast. Flavor is quite estery. Tons of pepper in the finish. Overly spiced. Palate is a little thick. Not exactly refreshing. Can be a bit overwhelming to try to drink more than one. Malt character is unsurprisingly strange. If I were stuck gluten free I'd grab this every once in a while, but it's not something I want regularly.
Duhast500 (369) - Exile In Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this while on a trip to VT.
Poured from a 12.oz bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.
The color is a slightly hazy orange with a finger of foamy head with little lacing sticky to the glass.
The smell is fruity with orange peel and a touch of apricots. There is a nice earthy tone o the aroma that does say "farmhouse" a bit with a slightly hoppy aroma in the back.
The taste is sweet at first with the citrus hitting the tongue then there is a strange bland flavor where the malt should be. Not quite giving this beer enough of a sweetness that I expected. The orange rind flavor does come forward and saves this beer. There is a clay like aftertaste that does have a good slight sweetness with it so it does not become too much to handle.
The feel of this beer is light and goes down easy. There is a decent amount of carbonation in this beer that does wash off some of the aftertaste. Not bad for a gluten free 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 Iíve had.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. This is an interesting beer. Full of spicy flavors. Nice balance of yeast barley liqurish and pine nuts.
Great Glutin free brew!
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...itís 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.
shonobiwan (209) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottles poured a hazy autumn orange color with little head and medium lacing. Aroma is spicy with some hints of hops. Taste is bad! Initial taste is sweet followed by a medicinal bitterness. I heard good things about this brew but I disagree. No good unless you have Celiac's
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matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a very loose quick disppating white head.
Aroma has that clear farmhouse distinction, but lacks depth and character. Slight fruit notes come through but there is something off about it.
Flavor is very fruity, with a hint of spice. Farmhouse flavor is there and for being a gluten free beer the taste was not terrible.
Itís hard to rate anything with Sorghum simply because it is usually awful. While I didnít really enjoy this beer I did think ti was a quality sorghum attempt and was probably one of the better gluten free beers Iíve had.
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours orange with small, slightly off-white head. yeast, spice (primarily coriander), and citrus dominate the aroma. taste is lightly sweet grain, citrus, spice, and yeast. finish is on the bitter side, with a touch of piney hop flavor. aftertaste is a bit soapy.