OldMrCrow (2135) - 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 (4797) - 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 (2577) - 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 (16999) - 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 (6033) - 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 (2930) - 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.
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale amber, nose is peppery, sweet toffee, taste is dry, peppery, sweet, toffee, floral, esters.
vyvvy (4623) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. The aroma has mushy malt, pepper, stone fruit, spice and mild lightly toasty malt. Only light, if any, saison/farmhouse notes. Very pepper heavy. It has a medium crisp biting body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts off with pepper, pepper and more pepper. There is some stone fruit and some smooth Belgian yeast (not saisony though). The finish unsurprisingly has lots of pepper qualities. I did enjoy this, but you have to be a fan of heavy pepper to really enjoy it.
RobertDale (4187) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Boulevardia 2014. Comes a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, and spice(?). Taste is citrus, malt, floral, and a bit of peppercorn. Interesting.