Nate (4187) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Drafting Room, Exton. Mild Belgian yeast aroma. Some bitter hop oil/resin and grass. Light neutral fruity character. Medium amber cloudy with off-white creamy lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation and alcohol warming. Starts medium sweet with alcohol, pilsner malt, and mild bitterness. Decent hop flavor, though more bitter than taste. Sweet finish with good bitterness. Belgian yeast notes and some light grain hop astringency. Nice ale.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is dangerous because of its ABV, but it’s not very detectable in the taste. Nice fruity/spicy blend of hops. Very enjoyable. Deep gold in color, thin white head.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap poured a copper color with a fair amount of head. Hoppy spicy flavor with a quick finish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, dated November 17, 2011. The pour yields a Mostly clear, very lightly hazy dark orange amber hue. A short, smooth head of off-white to beige foam settles to a swirly film, leaving scattered, wet spotting on the glass. The nose is based in malty notes of baking bread and sweet golden raisin, with hints of crisp, fruity acidity and a dry, slightly pungent Belgian yeast. Floral, citrusy hops balance it out nicely, as does a nice blast of dusty white pepper. Flavors follow suit, well balanced between the sweeter raisin bread notes and the biting, peppery, citrus-based hops. Yeast is dusty and dry, which is welcomed in such a big brew. The palate is predictably quite substantive, laden with hefty sugars, yet decently attenuated for a 10 percenter. It’s smooth up front and drying on the back end, with fine carbonation. Overall, pretty solid example of a style (strong Belgian golden ale) I rarely enjoy.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep golden color with foamy head. Nose full of yeast, spice and floral notes. Flavor was fruity, peppery, hoppy, yeasty, and anything else that ends in a "y"! Lasting finish. This beer just kept getting better as I drank it, not just because of the 10%ABV either!
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color, small white head, good lacing. Aroma of pure caramel, taste is similar, with subtle lemon. I would not guess that this is a saison, too sweet and strong, not enough funk. Still a tasty beer though.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Iron Abbey with Ann, James, and Linh. Straw yellow pour with a little head. Aroma is peppery and slightly lemon. Body is thin, not very quenching, and disappointing.
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Draft at the Iron abbey with Linh, Dallas and Ann. Pours a clear orange body with thin white lacing. Aroma is pretty plain - light lager notes with pepper and wheat. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of bitter citrus, honey, and pepper. Definitely hides the 10% well, but a little lacking in overall flavor.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the City Tap House. Foggy orange yellow with a white haze. Nose is toffee, orange lollipops and yeast. Medium light with a tingle. Taste is grapefruit pith, floral notes and a touch of pepper. Menu said this also had chillies but not apparent.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a clear liquid gold with a small white head. Aroma of floral notes, honey and bitter citrus hops. Taste is much the same as the aroma.