bu11zeye (11740) - 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.
kp (10887) - 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
JoeMcPhee (8063) - 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 itís a nice spiced Belgian ale.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF. Hazy yellow pour. Odd. Lots of black pepper, some christmas tree and hops. Nothing blends too well in this. Weird brew.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the pike street. Pours a cloudy burnished medium amber with a loose white head that doesnt really stick around. Little bit of stringy lace. Hugely phenolic peppery nose, almost a little varnishy. Hesitate to rate...this seems a little farther down the yeasty aromatics path than they might have intended to travel. Big white pepper and pink peppercorn nose. Creamy mexium body with lively carb. Some pink grapefruit, caramel, and lots of peppery phenols on the mid palate. Bring this a little bit back toward balanced and its something special. Right now it comes across as a brawny imperialized treatment of the style.
riversideAK (5557) - 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.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at RNH. Pours a murky amber body with a white head. Very spicy with herbal and burnt tea leaves. Incense and wow a dry earth y india chai with hints of cinnamon and peppercorn. I liked it plenty.
arminjewell (5231) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, 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.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BT. Pours a light golden with low carbonation and almost no head. Aroma is spicy dull black pepper, earth, dirty, cured salted pork fat, bacony- phenolic and spicy Belgian yeast- light cracker malts. Flavor is more pepper, almost like a danish black pepper pork belly rollup- dry, spicy orange lemon grass, earthy leather light astringent. Ok but a bit too earthy with pepper.