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.
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - AUG 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very straight forward Saison. Doesn’t have the quality or character of a Fantome or Dupont. If this is their top offering I see no need to delve further in to their line up. Solid beer, but there are many, many better examples.
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very sweet hoppy. Very forward French yeast. Smooth enjoyable. Tangy. Smooth wow.
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maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Imazato. Big sweet fruity, peachy nose, with some honey notes. Dark amber/straw color. Thick sweet peach, moderate bittering. The bittering seems a bit much for this style. Medium body. Tasty, but overall a bit too heavy and sweet -- not cloying exactly, but a bit much.
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Imazato. Deep gold, hazy, with lace. Nose of peaches, grains, light citrus. Grainy flavor, lemon / grapefruit, light funk. Sweet and a bit heavy and thick. Not so impressive.
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear gold with very little head that dissipates almost instantly. Light lemon and floral-forward nose with some bubblegum upon opening. Light farmhouse notes as it warms up. Medium to low carbonation. Light yogurty tartness with lemon zest and meringue towards the finish. Finish is a tad boozy, but nice tartness, without being sour. Decent.
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Angel’s Trumpet Ale House, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out some rustic farmhouse notes, citrus and biscuity malt. Flavour is complex, with lots of rustic farmhouse notes, citrus and Belgian yeast. Not a totally authentic saison, but better than most, that’s for sure. Complex and well-constructed. Excellent.
beerplace (773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at St. Augustines on Rare Beer Tap Takeover. Floral aroma. Floral bitterness taste. Aggresive bitterness aftertatse. Interesting.
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold pour, thin white head. Nose is a basket of tropical fruit. Middle is more of the same, with some herbs in there too. Finish is semisweet and a little tangy.
bytemesis (6726) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden orange, large off white head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma of dusty, grassy, honey, Belgian spice, black pepper, oranges. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, dusty and peppery with a noticeable fruitiness. Light body, high carbonation. Interesting.
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow color with a big head & nice lacing on the glass.
Aroma is fruity with some peach & banana. Lightly spicy with a bunch of wet rocks.
The flavor is a touch sweet for my liking, but it’s nicely bitter with some earthy minerality, some orange and peach like hoppiness, a rather intrusive spicy element & a reasonably controlled banana element.