dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy gold, miniscule off white head, lacy. spicy nose, almost ginger bready. flavor is spicy, bready, hints of citrus. spicy sharp on the tongue, medium bodied, dry finish. not enough of a hop presence for me. enjoyed on tap @ brewpub.
Atom (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber pours a murky amber with orange highlights and a small white head. Aroma is heavy on the oranges but pairing nicely with herbs, and Belgian spices, some well rounded caramel malts as well. Pretty heavy texture matching the ABV, clementines and Belgian spice. Something a bit off putting with how the alcohol is working between the oranges and spice but really liking the rosemary and pepper on the finish.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by atom. Thanks bud. Slightly hazy blood orange color with some lighter orange highlights. There was a small white head on this but it quickly faded. This is one fruity aroma. Apricot, orange candy, juicy fruit bubblegum, and some pineapple. Seems slightly mentholated, but that may be due to the rosemary and peppercorns. On second thought that may just be the rosemary that Iím picking up. Spicy taste, more citrus fruit, and juicy fruit bubblegum appear. Only a hint of rosemary shows up, but it works nicely the spice character. Interesting. I can feel this burn in my throat with every sip. I want to like this, but Iím having trouble really getting into it.
JRock72 (605) - - MAY 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Golden yellow with small head. Very floral with a bit of malty sweetness. Very excellent saison. Would have again.
ekoerper (590) - Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the pub. Aroma is light grains, citrus, and a lot of spices. Great deal of pepper and clove going on. Pours a somewhat dark golden with a good deal of haze and fluffy white head, decent retention and lacing. Flavor is very spicy; lots of pepper, orange, clove. Citrus notes are fairly strong, some malt flavors, and a good deal of residual sweetness. Rather full body considering the style, med-high carbonation.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one is from the Peoria, Illinois International Beer Festival. Due to lack of space when drinking, my notes wonít be that great on these beers. Well, I had to get this one because of the name. Wasnít great, wasnít bad. Didnít really take many notes.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super citrus. Slighty sweet. I enjoyed this. That yeastiness coming through. Very interesting. Pours yellow gold with a small head. Really solid brew. Tons of interesting things going on. Solid.
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared with atom. Pours a hazy peach color with damn near no head. Aroma consisting of a ton of rosemary, some orange peal citrus, and some strong pepper. It almost has a mentholated quality to it. Flavors begin fruity and ride waves into herbs, followed by a blast of pepper at the end. While it is an interesting beer, it doesnít have the effervescence that I would like from most saisons.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very meaty saison. Smells funky. But lacks in the taste. Tastes like a meat sandwich