matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 8, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfectly combines what would be expected from a classic saison with a classic winter warmer while managing to not have one style dominate the other. Fantastic change of pace from the usual winter warmers.
Maverick34 (2893) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bottle, pours a murky brown, a bit of a yeasty funk and some earth and malts. Ok effort, nothign i’d see out again
jefcon (1604) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some orange peel, caramel and clove, with a spicy profile. Quite bitter. A bit hot on the finish. Plenty of spice. Medium length.
solidfunk (6999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some caramel and some light resin. Doesn’t come together super well, and finishes on the boring side. Pours maroon without much head. Light sweet finish with some unfermented sugar flavor. Tap at Glens.
argo0 (12921) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle. Small off-white head atop crystal clear light brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some toast, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, nutmeg, allspice, some toast. Light-medium body, light stickiness. Saison?
kdhittel (82) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker "saison". Quite malty and more of a winter warmer. Pretty good. Nice lacing in the glass.
stevoj (3701) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy, slightly savory, mildly floral/herbal, slick and slippery. Works well as both a winter and spring seasonal.
bbertels (310) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The fainting goat, DC. Almost mouldy notes for aroma but this quickly gave way to fruit, yeast and some hops. Excellent rich taste - also with hints of wheat. A very, very nice beer for sipping.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a clear copper with a large frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart stone fruits, mild spice. The taste is tart stone fruit, apple, bread, spice. Medium bodied, mild lingering spice.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice high alcohol take on a saison. Nice yeast strain and wild ester flavors. Good head and lacing. Pretty beer.
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to nimbleprop, DC tick! Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread and grain with a bit of earthy and dry notes. Flavor has lots of bread and grain notes with a touch of Belgian yeast.