NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma was fruity and spicy with a delicate apple note and an earthy presence which was well achieved. A lightly bready and slighly lactic tartness was notable in the aroma as was a low cherry-like fruit character. The beer poured into the chalice slightly hazy amber, peach when held to light, with a fleeting white head which didn’t last long at all. The flavor was lightly tart with a strong peppery spice and cinnamon presence. Malt was definitely present along with a citrusy orange character. The tartness was slight and increased complexity in the beer rather than detracting. A light sweetness appeared in the middle of the palate but the beer quickly dried with a final incantation of lasting peppery spice and tart tangerine. The body was medium or just above with a moderate, but a bit low for style, carbonation level. A really nice Saison, with the bready and tart character a brett note may eventually take hold and transform this into something more. 750 ml wax sealed corked bottle. #072 - Happy Birthday to me!
ncsuyoung (2) - USA - MAR 2, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent beer. Highly hopped with sufficient maltiness so the finish is not bitter. It is delicious and smooth, and goes down easily. One of the great beers. However, you must be careful when drinking it as it is 8%
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Orange color, hazy appearance, white head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, and spicy. Flavor is similar, coriander and plum, little sugar at end.
OldGrowth (2350) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint @ Sawmill Tap room/ Raleigh.
Good aroma, sweet & spiced. Fruity, apple, banana. clove, yeasty, a dank wet towel kind of thing, little paper. Hazed orangy brown color, small to no head. Minor lacing. Sweet spiced flavor. clove kicks in. A sweet toffee/caramel malt. little brown sugar and/or honey. Medium body, slick smooth mouthfeel, unlively, Sweet dryish finish. Tasty, got better as it warmed as it was served too cold to start.