UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle split with my wife. Poured into a tulip glass.
a: amber with a foamy bubbly head with ok retention. The head was about 1" high. Reduces to lacing
s: slightly sour smell, mixed with ever so slight citrus.
t: fairly complex beer, surprisingly the most dominated flavor is citrus. There is a light note of pepper... which in my mind almost acts like the bittering substance. Not much cocoa, slightly disapointing.
gegwilson (1472) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours a slightly hazy straw colour with a big frothy white head. The aroma is rustic with farmy notes and citrus. It makes me a little apprehensive about how chocolate and chilli are going to work with this style of beer. The taste is pretty interesting. There’s a lot of carbonations so your hit with a big mouthful at first with spice and sour earthy flavours. Nice and refreshing. I can’t say chilli and chocolate flavours come through particularly strongly, but that may be a good thing. A little heat in the aftertaste is as much as I could detect. Overall a very enjoyable beer.
SarkyNorthener (2388) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from stirchley wines, birmingham. Cloudy orange beer with residual head. Aroma of yeast, funk and citrus. Taste is funky, tangerine, yeast and a hint of chilli. Good.
RichTheVillan (3531) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines via SarkyNorthener cheers Martin; cloudy orange/amber pour with a tiny white head, orange, yeast with milk chocolate, taste has orange, hint of chilli, some sweet syrup, yeast. Strange beer.
ksiwzos (30) - GREECE - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belgian e-shop
Not as good and complex as the breweries Saison but amazing non the less.
Aroma is sweet, fruity, notes of funk, spices, hint of fruity esters very complex. Hazy orange with dark amber tints color. White lasting head. Alcohol shoes more than in the Saison of Fantome Brewery. Very nice taste, sour, sweet, you can imagine chocolate but I wouldn’t if I didn’t know... Nice dry and long finish, medium body with medium carbonation.
mecafilo (102) - Perugia, ITALY - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Pours with a light orange clear colour, very big and long lasting frothy white head. Aroma is medium malty, softly hoppy, medium yeasty, with notes of basement aromas. Additional hints of chocolate. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, very softly bitter, softly sour. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Wim (2882) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
at bart place along with Yves hazy golden blond colored body with an off white head and a spicy yeast malt hops fruity aroma a spicy malt yeast fruity sour dry bitter taste with a bitter finish
matlev76 (20) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, lemon), lightly yeasty (barnyard, cobwebs), with notes of coriander, orange peel, peach, hint of chocolate. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
langeveld12 (255) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a huge head quick was partly rocky, partly creamy and partly frothy, white and mostly lasting. Body is hazy yellow orange with medium particles and sparkles visible.
Aroma contains moderate malts (grain, molasses, milk chocolate), moderate hops (flowers, perfume, pine, orange, lemon), light yeasts (dough, leather) and banana, apple, cherry, cassis, vanilla, forest fruits and spices.
Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and light sweet, followed by light acidic and light bitter and finishing in bitter.
Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation.
A decent Saison with hints of chocolate and spices that make a nice addition. Not a ’chocolate’ beer, though
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle 11/11/14 (Payless Liquors #9-Indy)-42° in Trappist Glass-Pours a hazy orangish yellow with a big white head. Aroma of spices and pepper. Taste of spices, yeast, peppers, chocolate, and funk. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and a lot of flavors going on.
Yves (2361) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with wim and bart at bart’s place, thanks to bart. Hazy blond colored beer with small white and lots of carbonation. Malty roasted aroma. Medium sparkling bit sour palate. Finish is fruited bitter ending sour and roasted.