Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
The beer you are holding is unique. A special strain of yeast and a warm fermentation produces a beer of exceptional flavor and aroma. An extended secondary maturation and bottle conditioning ensures all these unique qualities are preserved and evolve over time. Serve at 50°F in a tulip glass.

What to expect
This tawny orange beer pours with a rocky white head. Aromas of passion fruit, tangerine, and black pepper hit the nose. Flavor is a cascade of orange, lemon verbena, ginger and pepper. And in a second it is gone, finishing with a dry and lingering bitterness that awaits another sip.

Cellaring Information
Store upright in a dark dry place at cellar temperature (ideally at 50 degree). Cellar limit is 2 years.

* Organic German Pilsner Malt
* Organic American Pilsner Malt
* Organic German Munich II Malt
* Organic German Pale Wheat Malt
* Organic German Opal
* French Saison Yeast

Finished Result
* 1.058 original gravity
* 1.006 final gravity
* 25 IBU
* 4 SRM
* 6.8% ALC/VOL

BlackForestCO's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Poured a muddled yellow-orange color with a moderate white head that faded to a ring. Aroma of pepper, passion fruit, and tangerine as advertised, paired with lemon, ginger, a lightly dusty yeastiness, and some faint earthy hops. Smooth, lightly dry entry lead into a moderate earthy yeastiness and hints of orange and lemon paired with a peppery spiciness that lingers into the moderately dry finish where some soft earthy hops peak through. Moderate carbonation and dry overall mouth feel. Overall, its not quite dry and earthy enough, there’s a tad too much fruit that make it seem more juicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Grassy, lemony, and a little tart. I really like this style of beer and I've had this out of the tap before and it was better. I think I got some of the sediment from the bottle while pouring. Overall, pretty damn good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5085) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Sampled at the brewery, 11/25/15. Hazy yellowish color with a nice white head. Saison yeast and pepper over some fruity hops. Nicely balanced and very drinkable. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (281) - - NOV 14, 2015
Served on tap at funkwerks. Orange color with a white head. Orange citrus aroma. Grain citrus orange with slight funk at the end flavor. Smooth easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. This is supposed to be their flagship beer. In the tasting glass was a cloudy gold with a white cap of foam. Nose is fruit, citrus, flora,, and earthy. Medium body. The flavor is s bit funky but lightly so, and mostly there is citrus and fruit, and finish is a bit earthy and funky as you would expect from this style. Solid beer. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1012) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Draft at Zeppelins. Pours cloudy orange with decent white head. Mild aroma of saison yeast. Taste is nice citrus and funk with some pepper. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (733) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Hazy yellow pour with fluffy white head. Good head retention. Aroma is citrus, clove, faint banana, dough, spice. Taste is spice, light pepper, clove, lemon and citrus. Light body, medium carbonation. Pretty nice saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3769) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Draft at the RiNo Walnut Room. Pours clear yellow gold with a thick, creamy beige head and lots of lacing. Smells like bready malt, straw, light spicy hops, and light apple, pear, and hints of pepper and ginger. Tastes like strong bready malt, straw, light spicy hops, and light banana with hints of pepper. Medium body and carbonation. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (917) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Draft. Hazy yellow with thin head. Aroma of lemon and pepper. Light body, lemon, yeast notes, pepper spiciness, and a dry finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2015
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, spice, grass and banana. Taste is spicy yeast, banana, malts and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (3601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2015
This is a cloudy orange gold beer w/ a foamy head. I am getting a lot of citrus in the nose which I would have guessed was from coriander were the ingredients not listed here. It is overall quite bright and fruity and some slight sweetness serves to emphasize this. It’s got a nice full texture w/ carbonation that stop just short of being prickly. Some nice banana and clove notes come out as you dig in deeper. This is a nice Belgian ale and the brewers seem to have done wonders w/ this yeast. This is a definitely must for fans of the style.

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