DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is sort of odd and not very good. Too dry, too much astringency and charred flavor/feel, not enough lightness or fruitiness to the saison.
Nightsky (174) - Lutz, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a sweet aroma. Golden in color and hazy. Delicious malty flavor. Slightly bitter finish. I enjoyed this very much.
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DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a tulip. Bottled May 2011. Apparently Cincy is the biggest importer of old Avery as I can still buy Fifteen and Sixteen if I want to.
4.0 A: Big carbonation in this. First pour was 60% head. Eventually I got a full glass. Moderately hazed dark orange amber color. Big off-white, pillowy head. Retention is very good and tons of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Smells mainly of a very tasty saison. The dry hopping isnít very intense now if it every was. The rye plays a complementary role, rather than dominating. Flowery and herbal overall, which is just how I like my saisons. Not a whole lot of pure funk, but it doesnít need it. Spicy earthiness, which is amplified by the rye.
3.0 T: Taste is good, but it has a few problems. The herbalness and floweriness is solid, but thereís an excess of astringent herbal-type bitterness. Earthy spicy rye is less intense than Iíd like. For the most part, this is lacking all fruitiness, which I donít think Iíve ever encountered in a saison. That mixed with the dryness of the style and you get an earth bomb. Not that that is such a bad thing, it just doesnít work all that well in this case.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation that is lightly spritzy. Reasonably smooth despite the bitterness.
3.0 D: Not the most drinkable beer. The bitterness becomes trying over time and the lack of fruitiness makes this a bit more boring than Iíd like toward the end of the bomber.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-28-2012 03:27:15
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was damn tasty. Nice malty rye with a great musty dry saison finish accented by spicy hops. Really nice drinker.
Ernesto987 (3021) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sitting on this one for a while. Great saison fruity aroma. Tons of rye in the flavor. Rye finish
jandd1983 (1907) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a hazy dark caramel color with an off-white head. The aroma was of lemon, some spice and belgian yeast. The taste was sweet with a bit of spice and bitterness. Medium bodied and a decent beer.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Leroyís. Pours murky amber with thin white head. †Aroma of caramel and rye malt. †Taste has spices and not much else. †Fairly boring. †Decent mouthfeel.
Dodgrblu (462) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle from Vine & Bine; medium head, rye taste is too strong. Bottled May 2011; so maybe itís too old.
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky looking saison. The rye gives it a nice spiciness but i just had this one and got no aroma of the dry hopping. Enjoyable saison funk to it, however it was rather difficult to finish the whole 10 oz pour at the porter. wish i tried this one when it was fresher. oh well not bad, not great though.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown with some gold around the edges, standard sized head. Smell like fresh baked bread. Flavor is a nice mix of rye and and a bit of funk, and a dry, hoppy finish. Very enjoyable.