tom10101 (5055) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottlle (22 oz). Thanks to David! Clear straw color with a medium diminishing white head and no lacing. Aroma is of spices (mainly pepper, but quite complex spices mix) with malt, yeast and floral notes. Taste is slightly sweet, floral at first, but when the peppercorns are in there, they leave no place for anything else. Spicy/peppery finish. Medium body. Peppery/hot. Lack of drinkability/balance because of the peppercorn. I had a hard time finishing my glass. Interesting aroma, but it’s overdone.
wlajwl (5550) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is complex spiciness, rye malts and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is citrus, fruit, rye/barley malts and a spicy heat in the finish from the peppercorns.
Jow (3317) - New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brew at AZ crews driveway tasting. Pours orange withnwhite head. Nose of citrus and peppercorns. Tastes of citrus, yeast, floral, light banana, then plenty of peppercorns. Not quite the burn of the recent peppercorn saison I had from 508 but that’s probably for the best. Pretty tasty
daknole (10837) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale, hazy yellow pour with a white head. Nice saison yeast flavor up front, some hay, barnyard funk, leather and then the burn of peppercorns. No question that peppercorns were used here!
Patrickctenchi (5867) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours heavy gold, with a short, off-white head.
Scent is Belgian yeast, funk....
Taste is yeasty, citrusy, with a very nice peppercorn heat and sting.
Slightly flat, but enjoyable.
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloud copper pour. Bright white head faded fast.
Spicy yeast nose. Peppery. Lemony.
Biscuity malt balanced with a citrusy finish. The peppercorn burn really comes through in the aftertaste and is quite long lasting.
Medium mouthfeel. Could be a little more carbonated.
Pretty enjoyable. The peppercorn was a little much but it grew on me.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a slightly cloudy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, some floral notes, grains and maybe some vegetables. Flavour of grassy hops, caramel malts, really strong pepper, floral notes and some hay. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a peppery malty finish. Really nice peppery notes, but the vegetable notes disturb here. It seems that the base beer is quite bland. Nice beer anyway.
olio (9007) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours golden color with no head. Aroma of corn, vegetables, grass and spices. Flavor of spices, fruits and pale malts. Some chili notes on the aftertaste. Starts quite boring leading to a surprisingly good finish.
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ wPBF’13
Aroma is stale and a bit odd with peppery spices and hints of apricot. Flavour has peppery spices, burning chili and some fruity notes in the background. Actually the burning spiciness is quite nice. Then again the beer underneath the spices is quite nothing.
oh6gdx (24920) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled@vPBFII. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is cooked vegetables, pepper and some floral notes. Flavour is mild pepper with floral and some mild vegably notes.