RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark mahogany with a medium head. Really takes its time to recede, the bottle conditioning really shows. Lacing is thick and sticky. The nose is full of spice, yeast, peppery, rye. The rye is the first thing you notice on the palate, then the estery yeast notes, and the hint from the peppercorns on the finish. The roasty notes are kind of obscured behind the rye, yeast, and pepper, but they’re there. Dry, but not bone dry, just fairly devoid of sweetness. This is an interesting brew, not wholly up my alley, but it gets points for being a bit unusual and unique.
BigBeer45 (1199) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Bottle,
this beer has a brown-black pour, and made a half finger head of light tan colored bubbles that deflated quickly,
left nice spotty lacing on the glass when swirling the glass, and there was a very thin film of light colored sediment in the bottle,
the aromas were earthy malt and roasted malt with a faint smoke aroma in the background,
the flavors were of roasted malt with a hint of dry chocolate, earthy and dark malt in the background, a little dark malt-dark bread like sweetness that lasts just for a moment on the palate, finish has some malt flavor trailing with some dryness,
and there is a little pepper spice at the finish to,
mouth feel is about medium, and does not feel like a traditional Saison,
an ok drink, I was expecting a little more from this beer.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to whomever brought this to Beachwoodshop
This was a nice beer to try. I liked how the pepper complemented the other flavors of the beer.
ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yummy - a dark dry saison with just a tiny bite at the end. Had this last season and was excited to see it back at the bar!
dcschiller (2195) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle courtesy of jcnd9803!). Pours cola color with thin off-white head. Aroma of candied sugar, belgian yeast and spice. Taste is malty sweet with a slight punch of spice. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Fizzy on the tongue. A pretty tasty beer!
jcos (1412) - Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A different, interesting Saison. On draft at Rattle & Hum. Pours dark, looks almost like a porter or stout. Nose is heavily on malt and roasty. Quick finish. Interesting beer, but I prefer a traditional Saison.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to someone. Pours with a black body and a tan head. Aroma of peppers, apple, spice, saison yeast, rye and elderflowers. Flavors are a bit watery and bitter. Floral and peppery. Good. Lively and dry.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a chestnut color and small beige head. The aroma has estery banana, toasty malt, nutty Belgian brown ale malt, fruity yeastiness and some black pepper. It has a medium crisp grainy body with somewhat harsh carbonation. The flavor starts very peppery and spicy along with figs, dates and the rest of the aroma traits with a sour slant. The finish is malty, spicy and dry. Good beer, but not quite what I expected.
Petrucci914 (891) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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Juelze (1131) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown color with thin light tannish head. Aroma of light fruity, clove, light peppery spice, and roasted malt.