BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At first I was at a loss to describe this as I donít drink many Belgian type ales. But this spicy offering was pleasantly refreshing and paired well with my supper. It poured well with a white fluffy head and an amber color and tasted vaguely like a winter ale. Not the usual Avery offering but ok.
LearninBeer (458) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is earthy, rye, some yeast. Pours a cloudy copper/orange, mostly diminishing white head and very good lacing. The taste is sour/bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy/slick, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Overall pretty good.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper brown with a thin head and some lace. Amazing spicy, fruity pineapple aroma. More pineapple in the flavour, also teriyaki. Good carbonation, nice body.
hotstuff (4777) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog rating on 10-20-2012 at Fort Wayne RateBeer Gathering (Bottled in May 2011) The appearance is a small beige head, amber hazy body, floaties, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is rye, hops and spicy. The flavor is rye, malt, citrus, spicy, and sweet. The mouthfeel is semi-lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a tasty Saison and worth trying.
slowrunner77 (9230) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
theyíve been solid, but this one is the best yet. very nice aroma of columbus hops and some barnyard and fruit. flavor similar. very nice though it doesnít quite pop as much as the flavor. a little thick for a traditional saison but i didnít mind it at all. strong in flavor, but no hint of the 8.2%. well done."
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Backlog) Draft at avery event at blind tiger. Brown pour with tan head. Spice, lemon, grass and herbal flavors and aroma. Fresh.
Mark_Eck (1436) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly cloudy reddish copper color. Aroma and taste are sweet with bready malts and yeasts. Finishes lightly bitter.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is fruity with some yeastiness. Pours clear amber with half decent off-tan head. Roastiness with some sweetness and light bitterness. Some yeasty spiciness.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This had a caramel b0dy, slightly hazy, with a sh0rt-lived eggshell head and pr0duced sheets 0f lace. The ar0ma was fruity, light cherry scents, flr0al, and had a bit 0f funk. The taste added a light citrus bitterness. It finished dry with a m0derate zest bitterness. N0t c0mplex, but very nice.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
P: Copper amber body with floating specks and timid bubbles. Head creates a offwhite layer of thin bubbles that settle to a silky film.
S: Hefty dose of spice with rye bread, tannin, barley, oxidation has set in, very timid funky yeast that is more powdery than funky. Orange, lemon and tart pear sprinkled with crushed pepper corns. Clove, old leather, booze and faint banana arrive once warmed. Musty and earthy like crawling around in the attic.
T/M: Orange oil, rose petals, soapy citrus, grapefruit, caramel malt, tons if rye, barley, cardamom, hibiscus leaves, jasmine, fruit wax and aggressive spices. Floral hops and bitter fruit round out the super dry and chaulky finish. Medium-full creamy body with spicy carbonation. Hop bitterness is unpleasant and distracts from the blend.
O: So I have to say that I was excited for this beer. This didnít age well at all. Stale spicy rye is the forefront on this beer. It really shows more like a rye IPA than a saison. Super aggressive flavor profile that is really rough and messy. Not a triumphant success of the style but still glad I was able to try this. If fresh this would have blown me away and would have done better in my eyes.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mekong on 07/13/2011. Clear deep amber body with a medium frothy off white head. Sweet spice and light grain aroma with a caramel background. Sweet spicy flavor with caramel and floral notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation.