fidelis83 (2224) - 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.
Bulk_Carrier (3018) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a tulip glass, thinking it was a saison, but after smelling and tasting, this does show enough saison characteristics to proceed in the same glass.
The appearance was a semi-dark hazy burnt orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some light messy lacing sliding into the beer.
The smell starts off with a strong spicy peppercorn, almost overbearing, but as it warms, light breadiness with some lemon shows up wanting to balance.
The taste was mainly spicy with a hotness running into the breadiness and sweet lemon. Peppercorn dominates the aftertaste and allows a quick hot to spicy finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels fine as a saison or a vegetable beer, whatever one wants to really call it.
Overall, I liked this one for me, but if you don’t like "peppercorn" and a lot of it, I probably wouldn’t buy this if I were you. It’s a bit of a palate wrecker.
mgajdaczewa (1136) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
W aromacie cudowna kompozycja belgijskich fenoli, kwiatów, słodkich owoców i ziół, nieco biszkoptowego słodu, genialny! W smaku bardzo belgijskie w charakterze, półpełne z lekkimi przyprawami, żytnią ziemistością i lekką brzoskwinką, posmak wyraźnie pieprzny, drapiący w gardło, ale mimo wszystko pasuje to tu, nadaje piwu charakteru. Do pełni szczęścia brakuje bogatszego, bardziej złożonego smaku, choć i tak jest znakomicie. I mega pijalnie!
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle back from San Francisco. Love that I have to go to sf to bring a beer from Boston back. Never mind that there is still a lot of Pepper here. A little bit of lemon. Bit of a wild yeastyness. Aroma is lemon and tart, pretty nice all around. The pepper is a little powerful though.
Steve_0 (3587) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pour is clear orange with a small white head and good lacing. Big cracked pepper aroma - some lemongrass, biscuit, floral, herbal and musty. Taste is lemons, biscuit, ground pepper, some herbs, basil, and bread with a big spicy finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Not bad - pretty refreshing.
michellekc (5) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I can definitively taste the peppercorn, especially as an aftertaste. Light orange color.
katrinaez (781) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Peppercorns are obvious. The saison itself is nice and has extra spIces from the peppercorns. Color is light. Very low carbonation. Aroma is nice. Bottle
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good, but the pepper is not strong enough, and the beer itself is a bit bland.
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-10-19 Bottle. Pours deep golden with a white head. Aroma of saison beer with pepper. Taste is spicy with a pleasant presence of pepper. Good beer.
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange and copper coloured body with a thinnish, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of white pepper, coriander seed, curacao, yeast, alcohol and quite a bit of wheat. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and herbal notes with a lot of curacao along with yeast and white pepper kick showing some light fruit near the end. Aftertaste showing a touch of light hops, alcohol, grass and a bit more coriander seed than before - pungent. Overall, a nice beer with a good kick of spices and a pleasant yeast flavour near the end. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from The Charleston Beer Exchange a few hours ago on 20-April-2015 for US$7,99 sampled in my hotel room in the evening on 20-April-2015.
Grzesiek79 (3595) - Radom, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ciekawe piwo choc wygladajace zwyczajowo, Mala pianka, mglista barwa pomaranczowa, niskie wysycenie. Zapach suszonej moreli. W smaku owoce moreli, gruszka oraz lepki karmel z przyprawowym dominujacym smakiem pieprzu i zio. W gardle lekko i przyjemnie drapie. Pieprz rozgrzewa i silny jest ten posmak w ustach. Troche zdominowal ten pieprz bo malo bylo chmielu w smaku jak i zapachu.