JanLaursen (2659) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75 cl, at Papsø. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Lots of yeast in the nose. Bready. Phenollic. Notes of orange zest. Sweet malty flavor, spicy, with an edgy, dry, medium bitter, peppery finish.
yespr (29414) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pour hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty Mild fruity and light yeasty. Vegetable and light phenolic to caramelish.
Ungstrup (28224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, rye, yeast, caramel, alcohol, and straw, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy and almost opaque amber with a white head. Sweet fruity nose with a little yeast to it. Medium body, sweet, thick fruitiness, somewhat phenollic - some vitamins. Has a chemical, medicinal feel to it. Rustic rye feel. 270812
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was not a big fan of this, the rye made it way to heavy for a saison and it was also sort of fruity and muddled. Didn’t think it was particularly well balanced either. Ok beer, not saison at all in my mind.
jcos (1412) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date: Bottle on August 18th, 2012 split with Dave.
Appearance: Pours a dark orange cloud..
Aroma: Aroma of pepper, rye.
Taste: The spice and sweetness of a saison with a light amount of rye.
Palate:Light body, slick, quick finish.
Summary: First off, thanks to Ben for getting me this beer. I really liked this take on a saison by adding rye(which I like in lots of beers).
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from Springhill Wine & Spirits in North Little Rock, AR. Pours a cloudy, copper-orange colored body with a finger-width, dense, foamy and frothy, dirty tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is spicy rye, sweeter caramel, and a good amount of Belgian yeast. Some yeasty spice, green pepper, touches of toffee, and a light banana bread note. Flavor is papery, Belgian yeast phenols, sweeter caramel with some banana bread, and a light peppery spice up front. Some rye spice, more green pepper, and a hint of citrus. Finishes with a caramel sweetness and rye spice that never seems to fully come together before drying with a light bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a medium body and a pretty lively carbonation. Overall, not a bad beer, but not overly enjoyable. Some caramel sweetness with a long rye spiciness and Belgian yeastiness with just a light bitterness. Not really my kind of saison.
Bricktop86 (503) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy dark copper with white foamy head. Aroma of sweet rye, caramel, hay, Belgian yeast and some spice. Taste is initially sweet caramel and spiciness then switches over to slightly bitter rye. Long rye slightly bitter finish. Very nice
ben4321 (3461) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 6/19/12, I just added this one and sent in a picture for it, might as well hit the trifecta and review it first too...
Aroma: Nose of Belgian yeast, spice, some funk, a little bit of rye malts, grass, pepper, and a little fruit
Appearance: This one pours a cloudy golden orange color with a half inch sheet of beige head that really doesn’t ever seem to dissipate and some fairly heavy, sheeting lacing on the glass as well
Flavor: This one has a lot of funky/yeasty flavors up-front, there is also some light rye whiskey, with an a underlying sweetness, and a spicy, slightly tart, and mildly bitter finish
Palate: The body is medium-full, it is smooth and creamy, with a soft carbonation, and a lightly dry finish
I liked this one quite a bit. Not everything about it works perfectly, but it is a pretty good effort, and a nice collaboration. I’m glad I got to try this one, it is right up there with the best things I have had from Choc.