FROTHINGSLOSH (6615) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at Tapped this beer poured a murky orange-tan color with a large fluffy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and yeasty with a musty note and moderate pineapple and orange. The flavor was yeasty and phenolic with a musty presence followed by elements of peach, citrus, pepper and almost perfume. Long finish that turns a bit dry. Medium body. Interesting.
OldMrCrow (2376) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine, I think.
Darker-than expected orange pour with a lightly pink-orange tinted head. Nice saison aroma, peppercorns pretty forward, otherwise good dusty elements with modest but not excessive esters. Flavor is a bit sweet, a bit cloying, balanced by the nearly-spicy pepper. Orange. Mouthfeel is thick and not as refreshing as I’d like. I don’t understand why this needed to be brewed at 7%. US brewers need to learn to do saisons at 5% or below. Passable.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. A slightly hazy golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is pepper, lemon, vanilla. Flavor is lemon, vanilla. Finish is pepper, light sting from the peppercorn. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation.
NachlamSie (3244) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 oz at WoB Belmar. Pours a cloudy light, light amber with a tall white head. Pungent peppercorn aroma is immediately noticed with a touch of orange and clove. The body is full with a finish not too dry or too sweet. Flavors of oranges start to develop beneath the peppercorn with some peppery esters and faint bubblegum. Not as peppercorn forward as their Oddlands saison, but still harmonious and delicious.
Aquilo (621) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear yellow with a thin head. Very nice and complex aroma with vegetables and melon. Balanced bittersweet flavor with a very peppery aftertaste. I’m very impressed.
kassner (1536) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This Beer Is On Tap At WF Pub In Wexford. Really nice Samson and very mellow. The spice is mini km al. Golden with small head and light head.
slowrunner77 (9928) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
"man...another unique brew at this place. i thought the peppercorns would be too much in the flavor after smelling the beer, even though i thought the aroma was pretty cool. while they were not subtle, they weren’t at all overpowering either. you could still taste a well balanced ale underneath. maybe not one i’d have all the time, but pretty cool."
Sammy (11060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
its the us so you have to list it to the common man as pear ale. spicy with some pear. surprisingly tasty and drinkable.lacy.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap, hazy yellow pour with white head, aroma brought pepper, white fruit, grainy notes with some pear, slight white grape, hints of biscuit, bread, slight spicy tones as well. Taste is a mix of white fruit, biscuit, bread, mostly pear and peach, slight white grape into a grassy, spicy, and peppery finish.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden in color hazy with a thin white head. Nice Saison flavors earthy with light Belgian yeast flavors and aroma. Lots of pepper flavors in this brew.