ilovedarkbeer (2139) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a yellow color with no head. Nose is complete cinnamon toast cruch cereal. Nice sticky mouthfeel with tastes of honey cinnamon, and yeast. Actually drinking pretty well right now.
mar (4466) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. murky yellow pour with no head. heavy spices and earth on the nose. wow that is a big ol flavor of cinnamon toast crunch.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 18, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
650ml bottle - thanks oh6gdx!
Very orange, small head. Initial aroma was coconut, but quickly became pumpkin - so sweet. Pumpkin pie taste, tons of coconut too, and loads of booze. Coconut. Pumpkin. Pumpkin. More pumpkin. Booze. Oh God! This is not a saison, this is a disaster!
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@FatPhil&oh6gdx EBF-warmup cruise. Slightly hazy golden colour with small white head. Aroma is pumpkin, coconut and lots of other spices/herbs. Flavour is pumpkin, spices, coconut and also quite evident notes of alcoholic sweetness. A rather sweet pumpkin pie-like brew.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a cloudy hazy amber color with a off white head. Has an aroma of spice and slight earth. Taste is mostly earth, spice, and some interesting citrus flavors on the finish that are very mellow. Overall a nice brew.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A perfumy and spicy Saison with a strong countryside character. An acquired taste
How: Bottle, Probably over 2 years when I drank it. Received in a trade, probably as a bonus, I wish I remembered from whom, please bm me.
The look: Partly cloudy golden body topped by a very small white head.
In long: Nose is very Saison and also very perfumy. Not funky-Saison but very countryside-Saison. Taste had citrus skin, orange peels, rose water, wild yeasty notes and perfume, lavender, pineapples, some dried tropical fruits and camomile. The beer is also very herbal and spicy. It might be a yeast by-product but in this case I would think that the beer is actually spiced. I suspect some pils malts and saaz hops in there cause it definitely had a little Pilsner thing going. Dry herbal finish with a perfumed lady soap after-taste. I didnít care that much for the perfumy/soapy side of the beer but the wild yeast and its countryside personality were really coming out strong and thatís what important to me in a Saison. I think that this one of those rare small beer that can age a few more years gracefully. To most this probably wonít be a very good beer but when it comes to wild Saison Iím as positive as the top of a fully charged Duracell battery.
beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber-Poured a hazy orange color w/a medium off white head. Floral hop aroma. Flavors of yeast, colander, figs, raisens, apricots, & cane sugar. Thought this beer wandered a bit & lost its direction, like they weren’t quite sure what they wanted to do with it. Wasn’t bad, but it just had too much going on & failed to stand out in any one area; doesn’t grab your attention. Solid, but could have been a lot more.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ML bottle via trade. THanks to whoever sent this! Pours a dirty hazy gold with a massive beige head. Nose is spicy and fruity. Taste is apricot, coriander, gingerbread, bubblegum, toasted grains, earthy/citrus hops and even a little rye. Carbonation is moderate/high. Body is medium. Pretty good for a style I am not real fond of. Avery seems to do a fine job with their anniversary beers.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy.
Pours hazy gold with nice white head, laced the glass. Aroma of orange peel, cinnamon, pumpkin and clove. Flavor of cinnamon, ginger, orange peel. Palate is medium body with med. carbonation. This was a very unique beer and I am glad I had it....
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 bottle thanks to metzlers in denton, tx. poured a hazy yellow with white head. good retention with lacing. aroma was complex with ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin, and orange. flavor equally as complex with pumpkin spice, ginger, cinnamon. there are a bunch of things going on in this beer. this would go good around the winter holidays!!