jjgmd (1623) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Complex taste and definitely runs off the beaten path. Pours a hazy orange yellow, nose is spicey and peppery. Taste is complex and disturbing, peppery and rather bitter. Finish is rather astringent and nauseating, two of my favorite microbreweries and the first time I could not finish a glass of beer. Quaff Score 2 / 10 ..... maybe just not my style !
cpetrone84 (1602) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is clear orange with off white ring. Nose is heavy citrus and grapefruit with a faint note of cedar and barely any Saison. Taste has more farmhouse to it with a strong grapefruit and citrus backbone. Fairly sour dry finish on a fuller syrupy body.
andyhwcinc (1595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at Habersham Beverage Depot in Savannah, GA; enjoyed in my hotel room on the tail end of my vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC. I’ve been waiting a while to try a brew from this brewery, and this was the only one available at this store. Appearance is a cloudy peachy gold with a rich, foamy white head. Aroma is flat out intense, complex, and delicate. The biggest orange peel notes of any beer I’ve had, potent like I just walked into a grocery store, mixed with cedar chips, Lemon notes which enhance the citrus, and a lively spiciness. Taste is equally potent with huge orange/lemon citrus notes, pronounced yeast presence, mixed with a complex fruity concoction on a bed of wood/cedar. It’s complex and easy drinking, very smooth. Awesome, awesome stuff, hope to make it to this brewery at some point in the coming years.
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.
zgaier (1549) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with a dissapearing white head and aroma of spices. Taste is unique, lots of spices, fruits, and hops that create a complex flavor with a tart, astringent finish. Unique and different brew.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours bright golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, some grapefruit and citrus, lemon and woodiness. Flavor starts with some citrus and spice, getting spicier, woodier, more floral. Kind of loses its mojo here, whereas the other variations become more complex in this finish, this one sort of fades into simple woodiness. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. Not bad, just not as good as some of the others.
peteinSD (1426) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly murky caramel colored pour with no head. Nice aroma of spanish cedar with spices. Taste is cedar up front before a fairly generic and sweet malt backbone with some spices. Coating mouthfeel. The cedar is nice; otherwise did not care for the beer.
Hair6a11 (1415) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is murky gold with a very modest white head that disappears pretty quick. The nose is heavy on the coriander and the cedar, really. Some citrus, I suppose, as well. The flavor profile is bitter initial, semi sweet, more cedar, earth, oranges, cereal grains, and pepper... Interesting brew - not bad.
beernbourbon (1366) - 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. It’s hard to notice much else. Flavor also lightly fuity but then the cedar takes over and it’s 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.
OmegaX (1325) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share with Chipalsa. Pour is a clear amber color with small bubbles and a white head. The aroma is pretty interesting. Bits of black pepper, lots of cedar, some lemon and orange peel, a bit of yeast, and a touch of alcohol make this one up. Taste wise, this is heavy on the cedar. Up front there is a good amount of citrus (lemon peel and orange zest), slight caramel, a bit of yeast and even some yeast in the front. Smooth and light with a dry finish. This type of beer isn’t my usual style but was enjoyable and drinkable at the 9% abv. Cheers!