Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle picked up at the brewpub. Batch 1, bottled February 2012. Pours a lightly hazed, darker golden colored body with a finger-width, frothy and fizzy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is bigger peppercorns with an herbal, earthy, and slightly hot note. Some florals, a light pale malt backing, some Belgian yeast with a light coriander, and a touch of rye spice. Flavor is lightly sweetened, grainy pale malts up front with some Belgian yeast before the peppercorns come in. Herbal and earthy with a light spicing. Florals and a light coriander before this finishes dry with a nice mix of herbal, earthy, and slightly hot peppercorns as well as a lightly sweetened pale malt. Light bitterness before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste with the heat coming off the peppercorns a bit more. Light body and a crisp, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid beer. Lots of peppercorn with an interesting mix of earth, herbs, and a light heat. Some florals, Belgian yeast, and spice along with a grainy pale malt backing keep the peppercorns in check. Enjoyable.
Tmoney99 (13618) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by B3C. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate sweet rye & pepper aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation and thin particles. Moderate spicy bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
b3shine (8195) - Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks alright; orange with thin lacing. Smells solid; saison-y with noticeable pepper. Tastes alright; mild. Mouthfeel is average. Meh.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden with an orange hue and off white head. The aroma is sweet with a bit of farm tanginess to it. The flavor brings some saison sweetness at first and then the peppercorn hits in pure but palatable way on the tongue and throat. The peppercorn sits there for a bit as well! The body is a bit lighter for my palate for the style, but overall the saison is unique and delicious.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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 (2069) - , 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 (43) - 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 (5545) - 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.
SrSilliGose (3328) - 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.