teorn88 (6194) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy pale golden colour with a huge white head. Nice carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass and lasting foam. Aroma is exactly what you’d expect from the label description: peach and mango hoppiness perfectly mixed with a flowery peppery spiciness from the yeast. The taste is completely sublime: fruity notes give a mellow sweetness, which is cut through by the spicy peppery flowery yeast. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. It’s fruity and ethereal, incredibly well done.
fluffy (2336) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
not a bad beer though im not a huge IPA fan. nicely balanced and not overtly hoppy. i guess because its a saison?
Nephilium (1680) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is very complex, with Citra hop notes, as well as earthy notes and spicy notes from the yeast. Pours a hazy straw-yellow, with a giant white head. I’m not sure I would class this as a Saison, as the label calls it a Farmhouse IPA. There are a lot of similarities between this and the Raging Bitch. This beer is light in body, with a nice interweaving of the Citra hops with the earthy notes of the yeast. This is a really good beer, and if you like Belgian style IPA’s, I would highly recommend it.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Gold pour with a large and lively foamy head.
aroma is earthy, yeasty, peppery, floral and citrus fruitiness.
Flavour is earth and spice. hints of coriander, fennel, black and white pepper. grapefruity tart citrus. dry finish.
TheHopster (1041) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle). Pours a hazy yellow orange with thick foamy head. Aroma of spice and hops. The flavor is a unique blend of Saison and IPA.
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JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of peppery fruits and flavor boasts that leathery saison yeast with the citrus on the back end. A bit too unbalanced for me as the citra hops seem to climb through and their grapefruit tone seems to clash with the rather sour envelope generated by the yeast. Like licking a grapefruit flavored envelope. Body is nice with dry character and carbonation gives it a zest.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a bright slightly hazy orange with a big rocky white head. Aroma is yeasty, very spicy, with a fair amount of citrus. Herbal with some floral character. Flavor has a strong spice to it, very herbal, citric with some grassy notes, and a bit of a cereal note. in the slightly grainy and bitter finish. Medium body and a sharp carbonation.
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Slightly hazy, golden colour with a big and slightly off-white foamy head. Smells quite Belgian: mildly sweet (cara-)malty and sourish wheaty aroma with spicy yeasty notes and a touch of ripe fruits. Moderately bitter flavour with a tinge of sourness far in the background, medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Mildly grainy cara-malty taste with spicy yeasts and fruity notes of apples and citrus; dry-ish bitter-sweet yeasty and hop-spicy finish with fruity spots. More a Saison than an IPA, finally I´d prefer their Raging Bitch. 19.V.12
tommann (3301) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours gold with a large head. Aroma is sweet, basil, herbs, sour wheat, slightly floral. Taste is floral and perfumed to start. Strong bitter sweet finish. Different and works.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with the Pipeworks guys. Surprised by this one. Pours a nice looking deep gold with a persistent white head. Nose is softly Belgian and fruity, passionfruit and mangoes. Really nice nose on this one, though not a saison. On tasting, medium bitterness, crisp and dry. Juicy fruits permeate, along with some soft white pepper. Clean and fresh, this is a really really good beer. Just not a saison.