beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Cory, thanks! Pour is hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma is initially a bit fruity but then overwhelmed by cedar. Itís hard to notice much else. Flavor also lightly fuity but then the cedar takes over and itís all i taste. I do not have a great track record with cedar beers. I like them, but they usually hurt me. Also smoke in the finish. Not much that identifies this is as a saison. I was still intrigued by this and happy to try it.
VsXsV (2143) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2012. Hazy golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of white pepper, coriander, wood, cedar, wheat and bubble gum. Taste is dry/light sweet and light bitter with notes of wood, cedar and white pepper. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. My least favourite of the three versions I tried. Still great though.
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Looking more or less clear in the glass, golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick white head on top. Thereís quite a lot of cedar in the aroma, with pine cones, grapefruit peel and a generic fruityness. Not much maltyness. The flavor is less influenced by the cedar, but itís still there, along with grapefruit peel, fruityness, a little touch of pale malts and an appropriate level of bitterness. Full-bodied, creamy and soft on the palate, quite dry. Bitter, citrusy finish. A really nice one, tasteful and quenching even though itís quite high on the ABV level. 120511
flip_soeperman (540) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good saison.Peppery, fresh, slightley sour. Some woodiness. Good fresh beer.
jhgrantjr (416) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy orange color with seven head, good carbonation. Aroma of cedar, predominantly, and citrus, spices. Taste is sweet, but with a bite. Again, the cedar is dominant. Not as good as the others in this series.
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jcartamdg (1859) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma of cedar, citrus and spices. Taste follows, I'm not sure I love cedar in my saisons and this has quite a bit of cedar
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ansjelaah (1229) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gedronken met joes, benzai en dutchdrebus, goudkleurig, sigaren kistje geur, houtsnipper, zo rook onze oude kast. Hij smaakt ook naar hout en een beetje verbrand. Veel koolzuur.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet grainy and lightly bready malts with coriander, orange peel, ginger, Belgian yeast, and cedar.
T - Starts off with sweet grainy and bready malts with some coriander, ginger, and lemon zest. Through the middle, the cedar comes through with some Belgian yeast, and a bit of floral hops. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts with coriander, orange peel, Belgian yeast, cedar, and a touch of ginger.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, sweet, and estery finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice strong Saison with some good spices thrown in and the cedar adding some nice complexity.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Served in a Cigar City snifter. Holy cedar, Batman. Unreal amount of cedar in this. Fresh plank. Spicy. Like chewing on cedar wood chunks. Terrible.
emacgee (3957) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok, so for starters Iím not a fan of the cedar aged stuff in general. Pours a clean, somewhat viscous, golden orange with two fingers of crackly off white head. Nose is woody/musty, spicy notes upfront, almost rich aroma. Notes of bread dough and yeast. Spicy/musty wood flavor. Rich bready doughy flavor. Medium body and spicy finish. Meh.