eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full straw golden color, some amber creeping in, head was a little underwhelming for the style. Overall, the carbonation was a tad underdone, which is important for the style. However, this think kicked butt beyond that. The aroma was bready with some sweet fruity esters, citrus, and pepper. No frigging idea what color the peppercorns really were, but they were a great touch to the finish of every sip. Bread, yeast fruity esters and phenolic products, pilsner malts (sulfury a small bit), some rye bite, some funk, and, of course, the peppercorns. An outstanding example of a spiced saison.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster. Light golden thin white head. Spicy saison like aroma. Flavor is mild rye malt up front with a nice dirm bitter spice and hop finish. Clean and crisp. Very tasty.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub back in March 2009.
A: Slightly reddish with a decent head and lacing that sticks fairly well.
S: The aroma of all the types of pepper is quite appetizing.
T: While the pepper was good in the smell, there’s just a little too much going on here--it’s simply overpowering. Aside from the pepper, I can pick out some sweetness and a little bit of the Belgian yeast character.
M: Fairly light body, but again overtaken by the pepper.
D: Okay. I really like this brew in theory, but the execution was just a little bit off.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-24-2009
Jblauvs (1356) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden pour
Aroma is yeasty, some citrus, floral zestiness, rather nice.
Flavor is very nice yeast character, more farmhouse, spice, honeysuckle, lemon zest. The finish is what puts this into another tier, wonderful full black pepper flavor, lending some interesting heat to the brew. really nice.
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 (1650) - 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 (10840) - 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 (2349) - 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 (12112) - 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 (3392) - 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.