michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at TND: Aroma of Belgian yeast, pepper, peppercorn, coriander, and slight spices. Poured gold/amber/orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Lightly hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of spices, pepper, clove, coriander, light yeast, hops, and some chamomile. Medium body. Thinish, slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Light to medium bitter, coriander, pepper, and clove finish is lightly dry.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, eucalyptus, pepper, and resiny. Flavor of pine, herbal, eucalyptus, yeast, pepper, and subtle orange peel.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy amber color with a tan head. Interesting fresh baked dark bread, vanilla aromas. Medium body with light carbonation. Flavor is spicy coriander with a fresh baked bread maltiness, and nutty vanilla bean.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Saison Poivue
Date: September 17, 2009
Source: Brewpub, Tangletown
Appearance: muddy rusty brown, creamy beige head, heavy sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a spicy character that quite peppery
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of fruity character, plenty of herbal spicyness, nice peppery finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger during NYC Craft Beer Week. Kind of sweet, juicy, fruity aroma, a bit peppery. Big pepper in the flavor, spice, muggy/lockerroom/sweat. Tons of spice. Fun beer.
CapFlu (4315) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Draft) Sampled at GCBF 2009 in Victoria on September 9, 2009. Cedar/juniper resin, peppery. Pretty wild stuff. Resin in the after palate. Bready. A cross hash of everything. Really interesting. And I laughed pretty hard when my non-geek friends dumped this and said it was undrinkable... oh so wrong. I could have drank this all day. 10/4/8/4/18
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF2009 - one of the better saisons of the evening - a lovely beer with tons of aromatic spices and a zesty, peppery finish - light, crisp, effervescent, just like I like my saisons - dry, crackery maltiness - soft herbal notes that work really well with those dry malts - just the right amount of peppery heat in the finish to make things interesting - very nice.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep amber pour. The nose is lightly spicy with a bit of fresh malt and a kiss of black pepper as well. Fairly lean with a nice crackery maltiness and a touch of flinty hoppiness. A lightly wild nose with a fairly floral component as well. There is an almost bretty component underneath the spiciness. Hops are here and show a kiss of citrus and a bit of herbal character. Nice and fresh and lightly floral. Not really a saison, but it’s a nice spiced Belgian ale.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger - NYC. Pours a very cloudy peachy orange, with a fluffy straw-white head. Unique herbal aroma. Wow. That peppercorn is strong. Nice floral, herbal character coming off. Super fresh. Flavor is a lesser version of the aroma. Crisp, orangey, and spiced. Aromatic. Nice. Good balance of the yeast character and some sweet malts. A delicious beer. Foamy. Solid, with unique and delicious character from the pepper corn. Very nice.
DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Apricot colored pour, little carbonation and aroma was nothing more than refreshing fresh ground pepper. Taste was yeasty, malty and very herbal; and of course more pepper all the way through to the finish. Out of all the beers I tasted from Elysian, I have to say this was probably my favorite. I wished I could have figured an easy way to get a growler of this back on the plane.