OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml served in a Tripel Karmelit
A - Pours a dark hazy apricot with a dense and creamy head that slowly sinks into a tight knit cap forming a tall sturdy collar.
S - Candied orange peels, rye, hazelnut, soured hay, sweet fruit esters, Belgian candy, green figs, woody amaretto, almost getting hints of cocoa.
T - Follows the nose with oranges, spicy cocoa, Belgian yeast, amaretto, fruity esters of melon, fresh figs, and stone fruit. The rye is very present and seems to have taken on a hazelnut character, some bubblegum comes out as it warms up. Spiciness builds toward the end helping to dry out the sweetness creating a semi-dry finish.
M - Moderate creamy carbonation, full body for the style.
This is an odd duck. The rye is interesting but it’s too sweet for a Saison. Almost more of a BSPA. Fun to drink but not sure it all works together.
Serving type: bottle
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on the back porch with dinner the other night. Pours a muddy light brown - very hazy. Good, tall head. Flavor is yeasty and lots of rye. Begins and ends like a piece of rye bread. Slight tartness on the finish also. Nice beer.
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange pour, off white head. Flavors of yeast, light hay notes, some stone fruit sneaking around, rye flavors throughout.
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dammit!! .. . pours a dirty brown .. . medium head, lacing .. . quite a bit of rye, mild spice, and touches of tiger yeast .. . medium to thin body .. . quick finish ,.. not bad .. . . who was tracking him!?!?!
Roonai (245) - - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Derek. Pours chestnut w white head. Nose is sweet rye w a hint of lemon. Taste is similar w toffee and chocolate hints. Decent but a bit odd.
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear apricot with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a note of musty wood and rye with supporting notes of Belgian yeast. Flavor has flora and light fruits up front with a finish of rye and musty wood.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
haze chilled amber, thin white head, large bubbles on the ring. Nose is hop soap, light caramel, toasted crust. Flavor is sweet, cloying and soft, light grain and toast, paper oxidation lingering, hay and grain
nimbleprop (5204) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle gushed then poured a hazy, light caramel with some frothy, white head. Nose is heavy with grain, chewy malts, biscuit, bread, a little dust. Flavor is malty and sweet, bread, a little bitter green, more brett in the flavor than the nose, caramel. Medium bodied, dry finish.
bleeng (1544) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 bottled. Pours hazy dark gold with a small with head. Nose is very yeasty, with a bit older stale hops. Taste is the same. Not full flavored. Musty. Alcohol is well hidden. Not exactly a saison. Just OK. It’s what is expected from Choc.
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to beerandblues2. Full haze, muddier dark orange pour. Very thick beige foam. Big retention and lacing. Nose is heavy esters, banana, compost, dense spelt/rye flakes. Taste is dusty, heavy wheat bread crust, Biere de Garde in profile with malt overload. Palate is drained for Biere de Garde with lemon tea thinning. Overall, good but not a saison. Biere de Garde would be apt.