HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of a generic, lightly fruity Saison. Not that thatís a bad thing, but I hardly get the explosion of tropical character Iíd hope for from a beer with this name. Spice notes, light mango character, good beer.
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL from Liquor Galaxy. Finally a Funkwerks offering that I really enjoy. The nose is very aromatic with pungent pineapple, pepper, mango, and notes of lemon zest, hay and honey. Itís a hair sweeter than I like my saisons, but thatís not to say this is too sweet. I just like the style bone dry. The juiciness enhances the fruit bouquet in the palate, making for a beer that certainly lives up to its name. Lots of fruity notes in the flavor ranging from mango to orange to kiwi. Finish is a little peppery. This is honestly a very nice saison at a great price point.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, thanks to kcorum10 in trade, nice hazy orange yellow color, sweet tropical tripel aromas and flavor, dense fruit notes, overcarbonated otherwise very nice beer
HonkeyBra (2853) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle crushed with the Dude. Pours a hazed orangish copper with a thick white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mostly passionfruit and pineapple, some sweet malt presence. Flavor is sweet, quite fruity, with some slight bitterness. The New Zealand hops provide a nice tropical fruit and mint presence. A bit boozy, full bodied with a lively carbonation. Finishes bitter with a slight booze burn. Overall, a bit too boozy and sweet for me.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of tropical fruits, orange, orange peel, mango, and some light dusty yeast notes. It pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a large orange-tinged off-white head that has good retention. There is some soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick moderate tropical fruits, pineapple, and citrus, The finish has light lemon/lemon peel, yeast, and pepper. Itís medium bodied with lively carbonation that is a tad prickly at times. Overall, I like the regular Saison much better.
anders37 (14720) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ GABF 2013. Pours a hazy yellow color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty bitter yeasty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter spicy yeasty finish.
Westmeister (1299) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from the source (GABF weekeend) - Pumped to try this one. Clear gold pour with nice white head. Aroma is spicy and delicous fruity. Flaovr has more spice, tropical fruits, barely funky. I know I didnít detail it, but there is kind of a lot going on here. Lingering fruity finish. Just lovely.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
An immense Saison! This teeters on the edge b/w Saison and Tripel...but regardless of the style, it does not disappoint. This is an incredible brew. Fans of either the Saison or Tripel style will appreciate (and enjoy) this amazing beer.
olr1984 (704) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at funkwerks taphouse pours a hazy orange with a large white head. orange and lemon zest taste with a peppery finish
BoostIPA (962) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from box aroma
Pours very dark and dank for a saison. Amber with a white head. No straw color offered. Aromas of banana, some clove and perhaps just a touch of sweet citrus fruit. Taste is spicy Belgian style yeast esters. Pretty focused not the goofball hops too. Not bad, me likey.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle pours a murky neon orange with lots of frothy head. Nose has tons of fruit, tangerine, yeast, pineapple, some pepper. Flavor is sweet, mango, tropical fruit, pepper, yeast, orange, tangerine, malt. Spicy finish. Very high, distracting carbonation.