JoePeesie (923) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep black with little to no head. Taste is over malted. To toasty for a saison. Not a big fan of the "black saison"
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with creamy, thin head. Yeast, malts, and funk on the aroma. A really thick feeling body with a definite saison flavor profile. It has an interesting sweetness to it as well.
pete4999 (1382) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Clybourn location in mid-June. Looked magnificent in a glass...dark brown, nearly black. Smell was sweet. Taste was unexpected (well maybe I should have expected it from a saison)....based on the color at least....definitely fruity, sorta peppery. I don’t really remember the distinguishing fruits off-hand, it’s been nearly two months, but this was quite a memorable beer. If I’m ever in Chicago anytime soon, I’ll keep an eye out for it.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Clybourne. Pours a deep brown with an off white head. Smells like a Saison with the funky esters. Lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation. This has all the typical flavors of a saison, like clove, pear, honey, and pepper- but with just a very subtle hint of roast. Not bad
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tulip @ Clybourn. Black. Nice thin whitish head left by the time it reached the table. Some sweet smells. Not so funky. Mouth is thin, with a good finish. Dark malt mingles nicely. Sessionable. Seems quite refreshing. Worth another shot.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GI Clybourn. Pours a dark reddish brown, nearly black with a soft offwhite head. Nose is a very generic saison slant with loads of esters. Some stone fruits, cloves and a touch of honey. On taste, it is quite clean, minimal roasted character and a nice, soft clove note. Some light anise notes as well as a very distant tang. Not particularly interesting, but a nice beer nonetheless.