DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from unknown place. Pours golden with a quarter inch of white foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Has a bit of barnyard on the nose. A little bit of funk on the tongue. It’s solid but not amazing.
GBZ59 (972) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - SEP 22, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella de 650ml. Shaker glass @ Cervecería Freiburg. Color latón dorado y apariencia velada. Espuma blanca que deja una fina, pero persistente, capa. Aromas de levadura Belga, maltas de moderado tostado y especias con un sutil toque de Brett. Entrada suave y malteada pero chispeante con sabores de pimienta y especias que afloran. Cuerpo medio/pleno y carbonatación moderada. Paladar oleico y vivaz. Final y retrogusto picantes y prolongados. Compleja.
650ml bottle. Shaker glass @ Cervecería Freiburg. Golden brass color, veiled appearance. White froth leaves a thin but lasting layer on top. Belgian yeast, hints of bread, mildy toasted malts & spices as well as subtle Brett touch. Soft malty upfront & sparkling sensation. Increasing peppery & spiced flavors. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily & funny palate. Long spicy finish & aftertaste. Complex beer.
DrSilverworm (5024) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared with caterwaul and co. More hazy orange color. Bubbly off-white head. Leaves dots of lace. Soft, smooth kind of crisp stronger carbonation. Big peppercorn aroma, pretty nice. Some orange citrus. Spicy taste, light sweet. Nice peppery saison. Really tasty. Friends really enjoyed it.
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 75cl bottle at ’Hoppy Loft’, shared with Mathieu87 and other.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head.
NOSE: hops, fresh, grains, florar, some herbs.
TASTE: peppers, in aftertaste also peppers. Yes, all peppers in this beer... It stays in your mouth for a while as well...
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
14/IX/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Hoppy Loft (Delirium café, Brussels) - BB: n/a (2013-860)
Clear orange beer, creamy white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very weird, vegetables, soup. That’s about all I can get. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: well, it’s pepper corns all right... bit sourish, citrus, pretty spicy, black and red pepper corns (didn’t taste the white and green ones). Aftertaste: guess... pepper corns! Pretty spicy, and a watery finish. WTF is this stuff?? When reading the description of the beer, I guess the beer itself was an April Fool’s joke on it’s own, no?
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Hoppy Loft. Bready orange nose with big black pepper and a bit of honey. Deep gold color with lace. Huge black pepper flavor practically drowns out everything else and tastes like ass. There is some lemon and bread still recognizable. This is just wrong. No wonder they are selling it off at like 7 euros.
fitwitchik (173) - USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter gold slightly amber with a white head.
Funky barnyard aroma. Yep like a good farmhouse ale
Taste is malty hops with the feel of earth.
Respectable beverage with a nice woody feel finishing with peppercorn. Slightly peppery but not as strong as would have thought. A bit more spice would make this more palatable.
Overall decent & enjoyable.
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of tderoeck. Thx! 650 ml. bottle sampled during Zwanze Day shenanigans. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Nose is soapy, chemical with a tang, bitter pepper & herbs + hops. Taste is soapy mixed with candy sugar, bitter herbs and pepper, sweet malts and herbs with some fruity hops. The peppery finish is very nice & good, I just don’t like a lot of the flavours that come before the finish, wish it was more like the finish. Frankly bit of a mess this one in my opinion. I had no issue with drinking it, not too strong as far as the intensity of the pepper goes. Full & a bit oily body. Out of the types of pepper used, I must say that I get the white one probably most. I have never had green or pink pepper.
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Hay and toasted malt aroma with spice and light yeast. Spice and yeast flavor with hay. Medium bodied. Spice and hay lingers with yeast and light fruitiness.
fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold pour with a 2 finger, creamy white head. Aroma is full of pepper, earthy spice, some sharp, fruity esters and a bit of cereal. Flavor is black pepper, earth, floral and planty notes and lots of doughy yeast. Medium body with a velvety entry, leading to a slightly chalky, but still creamy finish with a light, but sharp and blanketing carbonation and noticeable black pepper heat that lingers and warms the throat and stomach a bit. Good, but not really much going on besides the pepper. I really wish I would have though ahead and bought a nice juicy ribeye to accompany the rest of this bottle. That seems to be the best use for pepper heavy beers.