BlackForestCO (976) - 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.
_angst_ (2556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours very hazy deep golden with a huge frothy and slightly fizzy offwhite head that leaves lots of sticky and spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and slightly spicy with crackers, freshly baked white bread, overripe tropical fruits, overripe citrus fruits, moist grass, dry soil, white pepper corns, overripe apples and hints of alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet, tiny bitter, fruity and tiny phenolic with white bread, baked pears, overripe tropical fruits, grapefruit juice, orange zest, lemon zest, banana bread, grapeskins, apple skins, marzipan and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, slightly crisp, round and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, estery and phenolic with yeasty dough, hay, dry soil, baked pears, marzipan, banana bread, orange zest, lemon zest and grapeskins. Bit too high on the boost.
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to _angst_. Cloudy golden beer with a decent white head. Hoppy bready aroma, citrus, grapes, yeasty, spices, esters, dough, cream, caramel, some grapefruit. Hoppy citrus and grapefruit flavor, yeasty, spices, hay, föoral notes, creamy, a bit sweet.
larsniclas (5519) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Alex
Hazy amber with a large white head.
Grassy and spicy aroma.
Slightly vinous flavour. Sweet tropical fruits along with yeasty spiciness.
BMMillsy (1253) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Breckenridge at the Ballpark in Denver. Pours deep orange colored with a small off white head. Aroma of tropical fruits as expected, some light funk, and a hint of spice. Flavor is on the sweeter side with lots of bubble gum notes and some tropical fruits, sweet wheaty malts, and very little zesty saison like barnyard yeast going on here. Medium plus bodied and medium carbonation. Overall I found this to be only OK, but not bad.
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall frothy white head. Aroma of pale malt, yeast, grass, hay, wheat and a lot of light herbal spiciness. Medium-bodied; Strong malt and yeast characteristic all the way through with a pungent fruit flavour and some lighter sweetness and a touch of herbs and spices. Aftertaste shows some nice fruity flavours, but the showcase is the malt and especially the drying characteristics that are noticeable. Overall, a good saison with a nice and fragrant aroma and a well-balanced flavour. Definitely worth trying if you can find this! I sampled this pint on draught from Mellow Mushroom in Denver, Colorado for US$4.99 on 08-June-2014.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
an imperial saison, why not i suppose .. . hazy pear gold .. really solid foam, lots of lacing .. . wheat, cereal, cardboard, and sharp hay .. . mildly tart .. . not very enjoyable, kinda weird .. unusual from such a solid brewery
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VsXsV (2140) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange liquid with huge off-white head. Aroma of white pepper, citrus, mango, grain, earth and tangerine. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of citrus, white pepper, mango and barnyard. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Pretty nice
beerbaaron (1124) - Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange, orange juice like body. Medium to large fizzy frothy white head. Aroma is yeasty, super fruity, as described. Flavor much the same. Lighter medium bodied and highly carbonated. Some alcohol present. Touch of spice. Ginger stays complimentary. Very fruity. Certainly ’imperial’.
MarinEvelyn (524) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeast, citrus, a little grainy, fruity aroma.
Taste is very similar. A little alcohol, strong flavors, some spices.
UncleKorm (727) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a hazy deep golden hue w/ a medium creamy diminishing head to a white ring w/ nice lacing. Moderate sweet funky aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter funk finish. Tastes are pineapple, ginger, white pepper, peach, and funk. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and light warmth in the finish.