BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a bright, semi-hazy golden orange color with a moderate white head that faded to a partial layer. Aroma is heavily peppered, along with a spiciness from the earthy yeast and the fruits present (tangerine, peach, and mango). Smooth, moderately sweet entry with some sweet fruitiness (peach, tangerine) before giving way to a moderately dusty, dry yeastiness with a nice peppery compliment that lingers into the dry finish where it is paired with a soft tropical fruitiness. Moderate carbonation and crisp, lively mouth feel. Overall, a real nice mixture of dry earthiness and fruity flavors.
jrob21 (2761) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at HMOG 2015. Spice and pepper dominant. A little astringent yeastiness. Dominant yeast flavors sort of take over. Not something I could drink a lot of but glad I got a chance to try it.
monk191 (1181) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An interesting saison overall. Pours a cloudy orange with a soapy white head. Smells of pear, peach, and apple with saison undertones. Taste is dry with lots of peace and apple, with a herby background. Had in the bottle.
Strife21 (222) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber orange with thin head. Smell is spice, bread, fruit and yeasty funk. Taste is tropical citrus and a tiny bit of funk, bread and spice. Medium body, Medium carb.
TXBadger (1665) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with fizzy white head. Citrus, yeast, funk, and some wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a some light fruits, mango and peach are what come to mind.
legion242 (2303) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark yellow with no head. Very light carbonation in the mouth. Slightly fruity in the mouth. Just an ok saison.
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 8/1/12 from a capped 750mL bottle at City House for Curtis’ birthday. Pours hazy dark orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky lace. The nose is bright, green grassy and pine hops with a touch of caramelized orange peel. sweet bread and spicy yeast. The flavor is the touch of sweet bread up front, moving to the caramelized orange peel, grassy, green, bitter hops, and spicy, dry yeast. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long dry, spicy, and nicely bitter finish.
jhamp9 (1188) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange pour with a big white head. Great lacing. Aroma is citrus, spicy saison yeast, and some dough. Taste is peppery with tropical fruit and a little funk. Dries in the finish.
sturmthis (702) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Amber\golden color with little one finger head. Ginger aroma. Taste has some tropical fruit, but more ginger. Decent.
bytemesis (3840) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - thanks adneilsen! Pours crystal clear orange, large beige head, creamy but dissipates quickly. Nice lacing left behind. Aroma is corn, hay, black pepper, dust. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, Belgian yeast, corn syrup, dust, spicy yeast esthers. Medium body, creamy, high carbonation.
Danyel (1196) - Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is yeasty, estery, fruity, dry. Taste is highly carbonated, light bodied, very dry. Overall, okay.