carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangey, amber hue with a small head. True to their word, there is a definite peppercorn element which is quite unique and enjoyable. Probably would not session this beer, but I love the originality.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ elysian fields - cloudy light amber with foamy white head; aromas are big as you get very nice floral, sweet aromas; lots of fruit, but also quite the spicy kick from the peppercorns; nice, juicy texture to it and plenty of flavor; i like the peppercorn addition to what is a very sweet saison
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Why the hate for this beer? The peppercorns really give this a spicy flavor that works well with the sweetness of this saison. The nose is all peppercorn and floral hops. The flavor has notes of honey. Smells slightly of a BBQ on a hot, summer day.
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This saison was brewed with four types of peppercorns, a nice concept, though the execution could use some tweaking. Lackluster bronze-amber color with a flimsy head. Mild complexity of peppercorns intermingles with malt in the nostrils. Mild peppercorn-tinged malt flavor with pink peppercorns emphasized. Barely any heat.