bennetporter (442) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m a big fan of this beer, it’s been a while since I’ve had it so I’ve been waiting to add it to RB. When I took a homebrewing class and made a peppercorn rye bock, I brought this in to show how peppercorn and rye were natural partners and could round out a beer, even though this is a completely different style.
It pours a hazy amber, almost muddled looking, from a bottle. Nose is a sour earthiness. Flavor has some citrusy fruit, both dry and sweet at the same time, but then has this great spiciness from the peppercorns which add considerable and long-lasting heat, and a slight sourness from the rye. Not what I expect from a saison, but the additions make a great and inspired beer.
puren (317) - POLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bursztynowe, nieprzejrzyste, piany słaba sycząca, natychmiast opada do pierścienia
słodki - karmel z morelą, śliwką, w tle winogrona, jabłka skręcajace lekko w kieunku belgijskich przypraw i skóry
słodkie, za aromatem - karmel z owocami, a po przełknięciu w przełyku piecze pieprzowa ostrość, trwa tam dłuższą chwilę
średnie ciało, dosyć mocno nasycone, troszkę zalepia
złożone, ale dupy nie urywa, pierwszy łyk daje przyjemne pieczenie, kolejne już zalegające
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a cloudy amber with a small white head that fades quickly. The aroma blends Belgian yeast with hints of rye, pink peppercorns, and floral hops. The taste is slightly spice-filled, mildly sweet, slightly sour with a sweet, Belgian yeast aftertaste. The palate fuses an average carbonation, thick texture, and medium body.
OldMrCrow (2197) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I picked up a bomber of this at Andrew’s Cheese Shop in Santa Monica and took it to Clark’s superbowl party, where I ended up drinking most of it myself while the rest of the crowd stuck with more traditional fare. This one was my first Cambridge Brewing beer, and after everything I’ve heard I was eager to see if they lived up.
On this one, they did. Hazy yellow pour, peppercorns on the nose alongside a nice dusty American saison nose, without too much in the way of sweetness or fruity esters. The flavor pretty much followed, certainly with plenty of pepper flavor but no heat, playing well and blending with the saison character. I was really impressed and would happily repeat this one any time.
Idiosynkrasie (5146) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, deep golden colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity and spicy yeasty aroma, hints of plum and berries. Taste is slightly sweet malty, fruity, notesof plum, slightly spicy yeasty overtones, a cautious peppery notes unfolds in the finish.
suprchunk (2684) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden pour. Small white head. Little lacing. Pepper and malt aroma. Malty with big pepper notes. Spicy.
The Gavmeister (28) - , SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s...spicy pink peppercorns, wood aged aroma...rich textured mouthfeel, really well balanced heat..Pepper hits you in the back of the throat then fades...Ace.
cgarvieuk (18076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... golden amber .. big white head ... soft zezty peppery fruit nose ... juicy fruits .. soft oily orange ...long dry peppery fruits .. dry orange fruits ...
allmyvinyl (6985) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light pepper, hot spice Taste is more pepper, pink peppercorns. light pepper burn at the end, but nicely done.
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of pepper, apple, clove. Taste if black pepper, full on, caramel. Sweet.