brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden/orange in color with a white head. The pepper aroma on this is huge. That’s pretty much all I smell, actually. A bit of sweetness from the bready and toffee malt. The flavor is nice. It’s a bit sweet and very peppery. And that’s pretty much it. While enjoyable, a small pour is really all that I could handle.
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Golden pour with a white head. Very tasty farmhouse ale, no off flavors with this one. The Belgian yeast and the pepper combine perfectly to make a great tasting brew. Props to CBC.
lbecker (42) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very unique saison due to the spicies, that remain in the aftertaste for a long, long time (maybe too much). Proper aroma, riding the spicies.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of alot of pepper. An amount I would love on my food but not my beet. Looks golden yellow with almost no head.tastes a little grassy with s little but of pepper. Much less than the nose would indicate. Goes down smooth. Very solid.
thornecb (4288) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head crackles and recedes to nothing. Sweet caramel and peppercorn aromas. Soft with sweet rye and caramel upfront turning to a nicely spiced hot pepper finish.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Potent pepper punch, spicy hot pepper. Leaves a light burn on the throat. Black pepper, sea salt, ancho chiles, light dough. Nice.
halfonit (1150) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy light golden color. Aroma is typical of a saison style ale. There’s yeast, hops, grain, and flowers. Flavor is full of peppercorns right up front with yeast, leather, spices, and grass. Leaves a spicey yeast finish.
MaBeer1972 (1259) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A kinda flat looking hazy light copper brew. Little to no head at all. Spicy aroma. Flavor is sweet at first, followed by a complex arraw of peppery notes. Definately interesting. Not a "beginner" brew, that’s for sure.
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewery. Light golden pour with minimal head. Faint aroma of black peppercorns. Again, this is a winner from CBC. Imagine a great Belgan Golden ale and layer in green, pink, and black peppercorns. It’s amazing. 8. Peper and Belgian Yeast sweetness linger long on the palate. 4. O: 18
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Batch 1 bottled Feb 2012. Pours a golden orange color with a small white foamy head. Nose is syrupy with fruit notes of apricots and honey. Palate is soft and friendly up front, light bite in the middle, then hard stinging and pepper blasts in the finish. A nice pepper heat coats the tongue, grabs it’s wallet and emptys it’s bank account. Flavors of light sweet fruit are consumed by some bready notes woven with pepper bites and light rye notes. This is intense.