fidelis83 (2270) - 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.
BeerFanDan17 (1079) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very unique farmhouse ale. Tons of crusty bread on the front end and a nice peppercorn spice on the palate. Hits at the end. Pours a dark copper.
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JDBaker11058 (1896) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
appearance: clear dark gold, short fizzy white head quickly fading to nothing; no lacing. aroma: bright, sharp, earthy, peppery nose, with some golden grahams and banana but mainly rye, spice, grass, and pepper. taste: spicy up front, with strong pepper, light grass, hint of caramel and earth. finish: lingering rye and pepper heat, with some grassy hops. notes: Quite liked it. Peppery without being too hot. Not quite a one note beer. Palate was good. You can tell the underlying saison or whatever is a solid beer. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
weihenweizen (3082) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Slightly hazy light orange with no head. Aroma is light pepper, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is yeasty, pepper, and spice.
ChainGangGuy (4770) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, golden-orange body with no proper head formation.
Smell: Aromatic peppery vibe atop light pils, lightly bready malts with some chewing gum hints.
Taste: Toasty, bready, grainy maltiness with a little kiss of honeyed sweetness. Floral, lemony, soapy before the accumulating heat and heavily earthy spiciness of the peppercorns creeps in. Spicy, yeasty, altogether flat, thinning finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Kinda flat, actually.
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the As Is NYC Bottle Share #1. Pours a deep orange body with white ring of lacing; no head. Nose is full of pepper and yeast. Mouthfeel is peppery with notes of wheat, yeast, spice and candied fruits.
ABUSEDGOAT (2564) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden, large white head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is pepper, yeast, pale malt, herbal. Medium bodied, peppery herbal flavor dominates.
BrewBoxer (2559) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a thin head. Taste is spicy and peppery with a yeasty wheat characteristics. Interning and flavorful
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours an amber orange with an off white head and aroma of peppercorn and malt. Taste is of peppers up front, with malt, caramel, yeast, and brett into the peppery finish.
jjgmd (1979) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper pour with a beige head . Nose is peppery with light malt. Taste is peppery , but pleasantly so and not over the top, with a nice confluence of hops and malt. Finish is peppery, with a moderately long finish . Nice ! quaff score 7 / 10
ClarkVV (5658) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught over the years, most recently, 1/11/16 at the brewery.
Mildly hazy, light amber-golden body has an off-white head atop that shows moderately-strong retention.
The nose divulges little, if any of the pepper, probably not able to tell it apart from yeast phenols. Lots of bready vienna malts, with some herbal hop notes that add complexity. Little bit of citrus character with vanilla and a touch of mustiness. Pretty straightforward Belgian ale-like characteristics. Not going to confuse this for Dupont or Blaugies, yet nor are you going to confuse it with the pseudo "saisons" running rampant in American breweries. No alcohol or flaws noted.
The flavor is where this thing really shines, in my opinion. The peppers begin fairly reserved, with light honey, bread and dried herb notes. Begins to gain a peppery spiciness and by the finish the dry, but highly flavorful pepper notes linger very lovingly on the palate. I don’t like spiced saisons, and I’ll admit there’s probably a little novelty here, like in a chili beer, but I think this thing works wonderfully. There’s enough acidity from the yeast to give it a real enough Belgian character, while malt and hop provide enough complexity to prevent this from being a one-trick pony. Tight carbonation, a bit of a bready, hard texture, but with some more maltiness emerging as it warms.