Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: Very saison like in both initial sniff and sip, but then something changed. A stronger floral presence arrived in the aroma and then an odd bittersweet finish started to dominate the flavor. It was somewhat off-putting. It was sort of artificial and overly sweet at times.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light amber with an average, fizzy, cream-colored head that almost fully diminished. The aroma had moderate caramel, pale malts and sugar water; moderate floral, perfume and herbal hops; moderate spicy and peppery yeast; and honey. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and moderately bitter and acidic with an average duration. There was caramel, herbs and flowers, sugar water, syrup, floral and herbal hops, lots of spicy and peppery yeast, and honey. The medium body was rather and mostly syrupy then a little dry and sort of oily with very fizzy carbonation and a moderate to heavily astringent finish.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with ivory sheen. Rose pedal, herbal, berry fruit aromas. light body, average carbonation. Lightly sweet caramel, light berry fruit flavors with dry flowers, herbs---tasty weird brew
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a small off-white head. Aroma was yeasty & flowery with lemon and herbal hops. Flavor was sweet and malty with caramel, lemon, floral, herbs and had some fruitiness with a dry finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a murky orange body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, florals, grass, lemon, and rosehips. Flavor of orange, florals, grass, herbs, pepper, and yeast.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a tulip.
2.5 A: Clear medium orange color. Two and a half fingers of fizzy, off-white head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.
3.5 S: Quite impressed with the use of the elderflower in this. It comes through quite well and ends up in a perfect proportion with the rest of the beer. A nice floral/herbal vibe from it. Light caramel, light toastiness, and a mild earthiness. Not very funky and super clean. Moderate peppery yeastiness. It’s a pleasant nose, but overall it doesn’t do much to challenge the nose with complexity. Smells more like a Biere de Garde, but whatever.
3.5 T: Taste is like the nose. Simple, elegant, and tasty. Floral/herbal elderflower. Caramel, toast, earth, and peppery spiciness. Again, super clean.
4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light spritziness to it and a mild creaminess. Good here.
3.5 D: Not incredibly interesting, but the drinkibility is superb.
Serving type: bottle
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Light sweet malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a small yet retentive white head. Aromas are of isoamyl acetate, vanilla, citrus and pineapple with a floral and herbal character that I assume is elderflower. Flavors are huge, hoppy, citrus, floral, tropical fruit, bubblegum, herbal, light grain. Lively carbonation with a dry finish.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at PPG. Hazy orange pour. Weaker head and no lace. Nose is herbal, potpourri, candied orange. Taste is herbal, sage, spicy orange peel. Palate clean, spicy. I like.
hayduke (3074) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured muddy gold with a dirty white head. Good lacing. Nose is light funk and spices. Medium body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor shows some hops. not body, seems watery. Finish is barnyard and peppery.
Strykzone (4195) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had this one together via facebook chat. This beer poured a light brown with gold and a fizzy beige head. It had chunks of white sediment on the bottom of the bottle that went straight to the bottom of the glass. The aroma was Belgian yeast, barnyard funk, and candi sugar. Those were tasted and were prominent in the flavor as well. Fruit, floral notes, spice (camomile?), and pale malts. It actually began with pale malts and then the other flavors kicked in. This is very tasty and is on the sweet side, which is in my wheelhouse. A smooth creamy feel. This is a very nice beer and is underrated, in my opinion. I liked it more that most of those who have rated it.
trujahwarrior (394) - Monroe, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange color with a white head awesome lacing. Smells of grass, Belgian yeast and fruit. Tastes of grass, Belgian yeast, a sweet fruit flavor I?m assuming from the elderflower and a peppery presence with a slight hop bite. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with amazing carbonation. Overall this is a very flavorful saison and is one of the better beers in the Beers of the Apocalypse series.