hamilton23 (608) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a finger of beige head, lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is heavy with Belgian yeast and some spiciness. The taste is a bit odd. There is lots of abbey taste in there, but some strange spiciness that I can only describe as funky rye.
Tmoney99 (10680) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, spice, and yeast aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spicy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I enjoyed this beer.
adnielsen (9109) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Crescent Moon in Omaha. Dark orange/brown appeaance with a light tan head. Sweet rye, Belgian ale aroma with a slight burnt character. Peppery, barnyard, wild yeasty, Belgian flavor. The rye and burnt characterisitics really add some interesting flavors. Dark saison finish.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[3645-20110314] 650mL bottle. Odd fruity hint in the aroma. Black body with a quick bubbly tan head. Fruitiness continues in the flavour with a light roasted malt. Medium body. Average. (5/3/5+/3/10) 2.6
Overheard: "I got some sheep if you have some wood."
(c/o DuctTape, w/ him, jerc)
theisti (3242) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz goblet draft at Waldo Pizza in Kansas City, Missouri. Pour is a dark brown black, hazy opaque with a pretty light tan head. Aroma is grain, rye, black pepper, and some aged leather. Taste is quite spiced, more than I was expecting from the nose. It’s clovey rye grain, decent amoun of roast, earth dirtiness, and lightly sweet in the finish. Palate is medium bodied, higher levels of carbonation made this easy drinking. Weird but interesting and well executed. As it warmed, really picked up nice integration in the flavors.
Indra (2619) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz., bottled on 1/3/11. Sweet aroma of banana, brown sugar, light spice, dark, faintly roasty malt, black bread and perhaps a hint of the pepper. Deep, dark brown in color, showing mahogany highlights when held to the light, head is pale white and very fine. Flavor profile is gently bitter and spicy up front, becoming sweeter and more peppery about midpoint, and finishing with a blend of fruity yeast esters and peppery spice, along with hints of roast and cocoa. Mouthfeel is generously effervescent, a tad sharp and dry, body is medium. Would perhaps be interesting to try after a while in the cellar, but certainly doesn’t seem to require aging at all since it’s pretty tasty as is.
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a tan head. Aroma is full of peppercorn, rye, dough, and a bit of roasted malt. Flavor holds more spice and dough, a touch of citrus, and maybe the lightest touch of mesquite. Interesting, and pretty damn tasty.
alexsdad06 (5429) - Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is a nice combination of mild cocoa, lively peppery spice, herbal with hints of fruit. The flavor has some roast, peppery spice, herbal, with citrus at the back. This is a little all over the place. Not bad, just confused. Medium body, dry, and decent.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of Drowland. Sweet, caramel aroma, not really much of the doughy, earthiness that I expect out of a saison.
tommann (2726) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is peppery yeast and some banana. Some pepper to start. Cloves and banana in the finish. Peppery aftertaste. Very full and thick in the mouth.