AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cambridge Brewing Co. Clear amber with foy white head. Floral aroma with noticable pepper and spice. Nice hoppy bitter with strong spice, not overpowering though. Lingering pepper.
mcox90 (1639) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CBC. Pours slightly hazy yellow gold with a 1/2" off white head. Nice little rings of lace ring the glass as the head recedes. Huge peppery aroma that will clear out your sinus cavity. Full bodied palate with the peppercorns assualting the tongue. As to flavor, again dominated with peppercorns with a nice barnyard funk in the background. Also, some nice Belgian yeast flavors in there too. This is one funky brew.
Lubiere (10721) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed golden saison with a very thin whiite head. A pleasant aroma of subdued white pepper, with honey, and coriander. In mouth, a nice peppery saison with light peppeer burn, smooth, a bit thin but overall very good. A good summer quaffer. On tap at brewpub, April 4, 2010.
dnstone (2331) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma smells of baby and pepper nose. Golden/clear. The pepper dominates and has a late spice finish otherwise very plain.
Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest ’09
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of peppercorn, grass, florals, herbs, and horse blanket. Flavor of pepper, herbs, Belgian yeast, and grass.
alexanderj (3377) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First beer from them. On tap at PP Carlsbad. Color was a dark orange. Aroma of peppercorns, wheat and spice. A bit of yeastiness. Flavor had a more yeasty element, but the herbs and pepperiness really shine through. Lingers for a while. Very unique and interesting; would probably be best in a pairing, as it is probably not a beer you’d want frequently.
JohnnyJ (4759) - 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 (5042) - 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 (7475) - 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 (10496) - San Diego, California, 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.