brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Provisions Market. Cloudy golden pour with a big white head. Nose is kind of spicy and musty. Some melon, citrus peel, and green apple skin. Subtle tropical notes. Cracker and bread as well. Flavor has a mild malt and fruity ester sweetness. Fair amount of melon and papaya. Slight bitter pepper and grass. A little green apple and musty funk. Not as good as I’d hoped.
AdamJackson (3262) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Off clouded orange. 1 finger head. Nose is spicy rye andherbal citrus and spice with a leathery undertone. Taste is very interesting. Definitely pepper and green pepper. Leather and hay with a touch of penny. Sweet in the middle. Finish is like a shoe. Could do better with time.
solidfunk (4785) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light but pleasant Belgian ale. Pepper only adds a hint of a bite in the finish. Light florals and some wood here. Pours golden with decent head and lacing. Finishes with a light sense of bittersweet. Tap at Churchkey.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazy golden hued body with a scant white head that fades somewhat quickly. Aromas are somewhat doughy and biscuity, floral, pepper, iced tea, light tropical fruit. Flavors show a mild bitterness, pepper, iced tea, doughy, mildly oxidized. Medium body with low carbonation.
Cybercat (3736) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have a towel nearby, because this one is a fizzer. Pours a hazy, barely translucent honey golden with a thick and rather persistent eggshell head. Malty aroma has a strong fruity overtone that delivers notes of banana, pear and - mango? Papaya? Something tropical. Flavor has the same zingy fruit notes, plus the jazzy pepper tone that the recipe promises. The pepper is strong enough to notice, but does not overwhelm or dominate the palate. A little pepper peppereth the whole batch. Texture is fairly firm, smooth yet lively and fizzy. Get peppy with pepper.
yiannnos (966) - , CYPRUS - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Golden-orange colour. Pepper, some belgian yeast funk and fruitiness, nice.
Suttree (5355) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very murky brown, tan head. Smells nicely fruity and yeasty. Taste fruity, like possible blueberry, then some peppery flavors. Some grassy notes in the finish, as well.
mcberko (8115) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at PIB, pours a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out some peppery funk upfront and Belgian yeast further back. Flavour reveals a very soft palate, with notes of Belgian yeast, clove, and banana. Not the most refined saison-ish beer by a long shot, but quite decent nonetheless. Good beer.
arminjewell (7533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, very hazy golden-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, pepper, some bready notes into a bit of funk, yeast, hints of lemon, orange peel. Taste is a mix of bread, grass, orange, pear, white grape into some lemon, funky oak, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Nice.
thornecb (4669) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold into a snifter. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving scant trailing sheets. Caramel, yeast, pepper and citrus aromas. Sweet caramel and marshmallow upfront turning to pepper and bitter earth in the lasting finish.