gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 First rating
355 ml bottle at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, on November 16, 2012. Bottled 02/24/11
Dark brown to black color, tan to light brown head. Sweet, tropical fruit, sugary, alcohol, yeast taste. Chocolate, sweet, malty, spicy aftertaste. Sweet, sirup, toffee, spicy scent. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Some bourbon vanilla notes in the aftertaste as well.
355 ml bottle from Total Wine & More, Clearwater (thanks to Brian / not on ratebeer). Sampled on January 23, 2014. Bottled 30 Mar 13.
Clear dark red color, fluffy teal head. Sweet, berry scent. Sweet, malty, berry taste. Sweet aftertaste. Medium mouhtfeel, medium bitterness.
jesperhammer (2838) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12-JUL-2014, bottle @Kregme.
Dark Brown with huge tan head.
Aroma is Brown sugar, cherry, bread, smoke.
Taste the same. Sweet, tart. Huge carbonation, medium body. Nice.
tightslice (158) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep burgundy / black with a thick beige head. Certainly an interesting mix of smoke, pepper, dark cherries and roasted malts with a creamy texture. Really thought I would enjoy this more. Will try again when I’m feeling a bit more depressed.
kevd193213 (854) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a thick light tan head. Aroma of peppers, faint smoke, earthy funk and burnt caramel. Medium body with a slight warming alcohol finish.
ContemplateBeer (1507) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer #1500 (2012 bottle). An AB-InBev product. Thanks to Rob and Ally for sharing this! Aroma: More smokey than expected, almost peat-like in some way; roast never tends toward coffee. Pepper is hanging around, creeping around the edges; ointment. Appearance: Dark garnet brown with a foamy tan head that settles into a bubbly skin. Flavor: Smokey, peppery, still can’t shake that peat note. Pepper ever present, but not powerful. Ointment more apparent toward finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Definitely an interesting approach to a Saison. Not sure if I enjoyed it that much, however.
NeoHippie2 (933) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of black pepper and dark fruits with notes of yeast. Flavor is spicy rye with dark fruit and some funk. Pretty solid.
radiomgb (2223) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown in colour with a thin but long lasting beige head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of pepper, light spice, dark fruits, yeast and bread. The flavour is of chocolate, rye bread, malty, yeasty with some citrus tang, fruit. Lightly yeasty mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long and yeasty, good malt bite. A pretty nice dark saison, love the rye in this.
765ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Bottled on May 28, 2013.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Ashley. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is fruit, sour, and spices. Taste is the same but super toasty. Grape, raisin finish.
puboflyons (2069) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 2013 bottle dated 21/MAR/13. Gorgeous dark brown to near black pour with long lasting soft tan head. The aroma has some nice dark malts, yeast, light spice, and sour notes to it. Bold body. The taste is sweet and sour actually with the sour notes not too tart and not too off-putting.
Cousin_Larry (291) - - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely the best saison that I’ve ever tasted. A little tart, and incredibly smooth.
popkow (285) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Khaki top with brown underneath. Yeast bread aroma with anise malt flavor. Slight sweet finish.