JohnnyJ (4546) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear gold, white head. Light malt, floral hops, and pepper in the aroma. Flavor is very much ground black pepper, with some malt, lemon, and hops. Burns the palate a little, and the pepper sticks around. I thought it was a pretty good beer, just couldnt drink a lot of it.
mjs (4791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at BA’s BBF’09) Poured golden and hazy with small white head. Mostly peppery aroma. Medium bodied and burning palate with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, pepper, bitterness, spices and hops. Peppers and fruitiness in aftertaste.
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at CBC. Dark golden colour. Interesting idea and an interesting aroma to boot. However, on the palate, I felt that the pepper was far too dominant and swamped any saison character. Also very hot on the swallow with a lingering afterburn. One of those brews that is so far from the norm that it is difficult to evaluate as a beer. It was too much for me.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2009. Pours clear yellow with an average, frothy white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, meal), average hop (herbs, grass), average yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of clove and pepper. Light bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
nickd717 (3569) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap GABF 2009. I am surprised by the average ratings for this beer since I thought it was very solid. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet bready malt and loads of pepper. Flavor is insane amounts of complex pepper - apparently they used 4 different peppercorns, and you can taste it. Also some pale malt, floral hops, and herbal notes. This is as peppery as it gets. Palate is light and crisp with the pepper really tingling on the palate.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2009: Pours a clear yellow color with a white head. Nose was extremely inviting in strong peppery ways. Flavor is predominately fresh ground pepper with a grainy malt backdrop. Somewhat astringent mouthfeel but i like the idea.
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at CBC. Clearish amber with hardly any head. Nose is slightly sweet, a little bread, and lots if peppercorns. Flavor is surpringly smooth with a peppercorn finish. good beer and not as over the top as I expected.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Pizza Port Belgian fest 3/28/09. Forgot about this one until I took a glance at the beer list! From what I recall it was a cloudy yellow with very little to no head. What I definitely remember was the overwhelming amount of pepper in both the aroma and flavor. It was like drinking pepper juice. There was some farmhouse in there too, but pretty much all pepper. Medium bodied. Didn’t finish the whole thing.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ PP Belgian Fest 09, this was pretty damn interesting, I can’t say I’ve ever had a beer like this before, it was incredible but also gnarly. Pours orange with a tan head. Nose is peppery super super peppery pretty much insane. Taste was interesting super super peppery, and overall insane.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the 2009 Pizza Port Belgian Fest
I liked this beer. To me, it was a saison with a pepper finish. the peppercorns worked really well. kudos for doing an interesting & different beer.