Taverner (1068) - 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 (3245) - 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.