dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours a rich amber with a medium off white head. The aromas are rye, musk, bread. The mouthfeel is slightly dry, a little malty and lightly bitter.
ilovedarkbeer (2136) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange color with a large canvas colored head. Notes of peanut butter, biscuits, Citrus hops, Belgian yeast and cookies. Weird beer.
degbert (901) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red-gold wtih a fine-grained creamy head that leaves lace. Nose is spicy and dry with an almost minty overtone. Citrusy and very very dry on the tongue, with definite rye spiciness. The mouthfeel provides a nice balance -- thereís some round richness that helps cut the dry. Good.
kidmartinek (2965) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark golden ale. Small white head. Spicy aroma. Deep malt aroma. Wild yeasty flavor. Thick malty body. Bitter upturn when it finishes. Slightly congestive. Possible allergen present?
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2011 Bottle courtesy Dixonian. Pours a clear golden color with a ring of white head. Aroma is sweet Belgian fruit with grains and sweet fruit. Some bits of plant root. Flavor is dry and bitter with lots of bitter milkweed and some yeast. Finishes bitter. Not sure if itís worthy of an anniversary. 2.8
RE-RATE Fratto bottle yes fun. Pours a hazy amber orange color with a white ring of head. Aroma is lemongrass, clove spice and citrus. Flavor is dry grains with a dry bitter finish. A little harsh.
adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Cloudy red burgundy appearance with a light tan head. Black pepper, light barnyard, belgian yeasty, light fruit, light rye aroma. Slightly tangy, slightly fruity, somewhat spicy, peppery, yeasty, bready, rye, medium bitter organic hoppy flavor. Spicy, earthy hoppy, belgian yeasty finish. Tasty brew but nothing super special.
Ernest (5869) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy light amber, unfiltered.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately hoppy (resin), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of gum, pepper, sugar.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Well, it sure ainít a saison. Think Belgian-American (Double) IPA. That said, itís not bad or anything, itís just kinda generic and blah. Nice that itís unfiltered, unusual for Avery. Very toasty-malty, some of the expected gum and pepper from Belgian yeast. Green/raw/resinous hops are undesirable and anything but subtle, but this is an American brewery so thatís not too surprising. I dunno, it just seems disjointed, unfocused, and haphazard.
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft at avery tap house, this was a decent beer. plenty of spiciness, lacking in aroma for being dry hopped but liked the dryness the rye brought out.
ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep orange mango, passion fruit yeast aroma one that rivals a tripel, lemon grassy slight dry rye aspects in there as well, light ruby red, the darkest saison I have ever seen, first taste is real passion fruity belgian yeast like, with some lemongrassy notes then goes to a leathery cheesey rye taste and finishes with a slight roasty taste that is followed by a little hop bitterness, definately will buy a few more to age, suprisingly bitter for a saison, but it is nice to taste a saison that is pushing the limits
beersearcher (2162) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lemonade ice tea color. Aroma is mild saison with a hint of spice to it and that follows through on the flavor. The dry hop gets lost in the mix but a good interplay of yeast and rye make this a good little beer.