DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 On tap at RNH (NYC): Definitely not expecting the taste that came out of this pint. The peppercorn/spice taste is quite commanding and assertive. I just want to pour this all over a filet mignon at Smith and Wollensky- heaven. #025 on 16062009, DG.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Elysian Tangletown. Pours clear copper/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is peppercorn, spicy yeast, and grassy hops. Taste adds caramel malt and honey. Spicy grassy finish.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Brewpub. Lots of pepper in the aroma. Hazy, dark yellow colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, pepper, light bitter, light fruity. Sticky mouth feel and light peppery hot. Yet balanced strangely enough. Didn’t expect that I would like it this much.
riversideAK (6079) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really interesting saison. Strong peppery nose, fruity yeast notes, soft wheat malt notes as well I though. Pours golden orange with a thin head. Initial fruity flavors followed by some spicy yeast notes, sweet malty notes on the mid palate and then strong peppercorn flavors in the finish that linger for a long while. Nice mix of soft and fruit and assertive and interesting. I really loved the long peppery finish on this one.
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 (3793) - 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.