beersearcher (1956) - 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.
blutt59 (5690) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, dark amber color with lasting foam and lace, buttery aroma and flavor of bananas, wheat, yeast, caramel and rye, sweet finish with a touch of bitterness
RSRIZZO (1810) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 44°. Color is a medium amber with good carbonation and a very thin head. Aroma, the yeast shows well with big Belgian banana, coriander and in the back you get the rye. It has a medium body with a smooth yet crisp mouth feel. Flavor is unreal, deep and bold with banana, caramel, coriander, then the yeast seems to go to a biscuit like taste. Next the hops lend a spicy/citrus flavor along with a very mild bitterness. In the after taste everything melds together making a dried fruit taste that fads out leaving you with a lingering citrus. Wow this brew kicks ass, the flavors are big and bold more like a Weizenbock then a Saison.
JoeTheYounger (1101) - Claremont, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden copper pour. Aroma is grassy spicy and sweet. Taste is semi sweet with nice spicyness from rye and belgian yeast smooth presence. Very enjoyable.
SphinxTX (2846) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma of citrus, farmhouse, floral and malt. Flavor is much the same with a light tartness and subtle spice. Mouthfeel is medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, tasty, refreshing brew !
drjay44 (2133) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. bottle. Bottled May 2011. Pours a thin initially exuberant, rapidly collapsing to nothing, ivory head, over a moderately hazy amber (SRM 10) body...nose is pear, apple, honey, toffee/caramel, plum, dust, musty.....taste is toffee/caramel, light honey, light pear, apple,raisin, plum, then hot rye spice,ending with lingering peppery bitterness ...mouth feel light, fusel heat present, carbonation foamy in the mouth. As a beer experiment, this does not hit the style dead on, but it is an interesting example of the creations brewers are making. It is a thoroughly drinkable, appropriately complex,enjoyable beer. BJCP 8/2/14/4/7
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours cloudy brown with white lacy head. Big malted rye in nose, along with sweet Belgian yeast, saison spice action and dark caramel. Sweet rye breadiness in taste, lightly dry, med bitter finish. Nice saison, well done for sure but not spectacular.
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of rye, burnt carmel, pepper, light barnyard, light fruittiness and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, carmel, spicelight barnyard, light earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering rye finish.
Nikiel (790) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with Carla and Nathan. Pours a hazy orange/brown with off-white foam. Smells slightly spicy with hints of rye, alcohol, orange, apricot and coriander. Tastes greatly of rye with some peppery aspects.