iRavali (36) - Delaware, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark for looks light to taste. Pepe Nero is marketed as a Belgian style ale. Malty with notes of fruits and light pallet always leaves you wanting more. 7/10
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dandeman (505) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: we can detect very clearly notes of smoked meat; even smoked ham. aroma profile is rapidly decreasing leaving space for alcohol. Subtle notes of herbal hops are also showing up. Not very impressive aroma.
Appearance: Black with red glints and translucent. An enormous and eternal foamy head sticking to glass a bit and leaving some traces.
Taste: Attack is showing notes of smoke with a thin texture feel. Finish is dry with a little metallic aftertaste. Smoke accents are dominant with some molasses and anise notes. the use of roasted malts is giving it an earthy and ashy aspect with a very dry finish. Sparkling is active but not excessive; texture is somehow thin and herbal hops are mixing well with the roasted aspect of it’s flavor palette. Une bière hors norme, difficilement classable. Mais puisqu’il faut la classer dans un style, classons la dans saison. Mais avec de fortes tendances porter. Quand même agréable à boire.
czar (4280) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours unclear medium dark brown-reddish with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. spicy yeastiness - pepper, red grape juice - fruity it is but awkward, grainy spiciness, cola, cherry coke, torrefied malts, bitter coffee, slightly ashy and smoky. lively carbonation - almost foamy, light body, dry bitter and lightly astringent grassy-spicy finish. blah.
olio (6139) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a large off-white head. Aroma has lots of berries, some ripe fruits as well as some yeast, subtle spice notes on the background. Flavor is a bit malty, some dark berries, rye and faint caramel, yeast and subtle spices. I don’t really like the malt and rye notes here at all, Saisons should be refreshing and at least moderately citric and fruity, this attempt fails on both accounts. I’ve had better rye-saisons. A great disappointment.
rumproasts (2852) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Brown with small head. The peppery flavor here does not work for me at all. Medium malt body with some dark fruit and smoke.
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, fruity, prunes, light chocolate, has a fizzy character with light chocolate and a fair bit of Belgian yeastiness.
SuperTiti33 (502) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brune foncé. Beau collet blanc. Nez poivrée. Épicé. Légèrement boisé. Cacao. Herbacé. Bouche: ronde. Chocolaté. Cacao. Florale. Acidulé. Orange. Boisé. Légèrement poivré. Très particulier.
kchampagne (105) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a dark brown that closely resembles a cola. Aroma still has the spiciness you would expect from a saison, but it also has a caramel and toasted smell. Taste is smokey and very enjoyable.
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - near black with slim beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, smokiness, liquorice, dark fruits. Flavours are roasted malts, smoke, raisins, plums. Medium to full bodied, moderately carbonated. Quite pleasant.
Tide (1761) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with hops, citrus, roasted malts, caramel and pine. Bitter finish with citrus, raspberries and roasted malts. Very nice brew.