beerbastard (690) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle, Hazy orange, big head. Malty citrus nose. Tropic is misleading, i’m not getting pineaple and mango. Very good flavors, slight amount of funk and tart. mostly citrus. Great mouthfeel. This is a good example of what I think a Saison should be. Thanks Mark for the Birthday present. I pick up some grapefruit in the back ground. I will get more!
naushoots (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer. On tap at falling rock. Pours nice and copper with light lacing and head. Smells fruity and tastes nice and balanced. Banana biscuit Nice beer
ineedbeer (739) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is fairly fruity with some pineapple, pear, citrus and overripe tropical fruit. No discernable hop aroma. Phenolics are moderate with a decent amount of pepper.
Pours a hazy, pale golden orange with a huge, pillowy, slightly off white head with average retention and moderately high lacing.
Flavor starts with a bit of a stale malt character which could be a result of the bottle’s age. Some tropical fruit, pear, and a fairly large amount of red apple cider. Medium low bitterness without a discernable hop flavor either. Lower phenolics than in the aroma. Finish has hints of tropical fruit, pear and ginger along with a hint of citrus. Fairly dry finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high to high carbonation. Low but present astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall not the most amazing saison in the world. This beer was two years old when it caught my attention in my cellar. It is not nearly as fruity as the label made it out to be and the malt was stale; I hope both of those were due to the age. Having said that I still wonder whether this would be a top notch saison when fresh.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Fate. Pours a hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma has mostly bizarre butterscotch disk and a bit of vegetal. This was not diacetyl or apparently infected from what I, or the other person sitting next to me could tell. Thick in the body and a touch sweet. Didn’t are for this much.
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Aaron, thanks man!!! Great tropical flavors, very malty though, plis malts are pretty heavy,
Hopefully I didn’t wait too long
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Falling Rock Tap House. This has a nice lemon zest to it, along with a subtle funk. Flavor is somewhat tangy but more or less geared around the lemon/fruit/yeast.
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy beige color ale with a large dirty white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of spicy ginger notes with rustic malt and fruity zesty hops. Taste is a great mix between some rustic malt with quite dry aftertaste and some spicy ginger notes with some fruity and zesty hops. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer but I would have personally prefer less ginger.
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops, spicy yeast and light fruits, plus some pale and caramel malts. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
chacobella (49) - Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed draft from west flanders on the pearl st mall with a bleu peppercorn burger with bacon and onion crisps...Perfect pairing!
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. It pours a hazy burnt orange color with a massive, fluffy white head. Looks nice. The aroma is rich bready, and lightly floral with some lavender, pepper, some sweet peach, melon and citrus. The flavor is very fruity up front with passionfruit, orange, mango followed by lots of peppery and ginger spices before a bone dry finish. Very intense, but a real joy to drink.