BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
snoworsummer (3496) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Nero55 (917) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy yellow with thin head. Aroma of lemon and pepper. Light body, lemon, yeast notes, pepper spiciness, and a dry finish
edgallow (2948) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, spice, grass and banana. Taste is spicy yeast, banana, malts and citrus.
Frank (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DenverLogan (938) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 oz bottle into a Chimay glass. Gold with head and lace. Aroma of wheat, banana, light herbs. Big carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Flavors of a wheat-banana soda, with a hint of field herbs and hay. Overall flavorful, refreshing while complex with an earthy and dryish finish.
Beerandhockey8 (270) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a hazy yellow. Nose is light fruit, slight hop, resin. Taste is very bitter, light body. Finishes super dry.
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beerbaaron (1749) - Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear light gold, diminishing small white head. Light and refreshing. A little tang/funk. Its almost sweet until a hint of pepperiness and a bitterness interrupt. Great yeasty fruitiness. Lots of character. I like this.
MarinEvelyn (701) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful saison. I’m not much in the rating mood but great crispness, hoppiness, yeast, and citrus characters. Will have to try their various varieties.
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A lovely traditional saison. Every thing is spot on except for perhaps a lingering bitterness. Otherwise this beer rules.
nealblind (1177) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour big white head. Aroma grassy hops, peaches, nectarines. Tastes honey, pepper, ginger, fresh cut wheat. palate is only slightly dry - one spot for improvement