cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber served in a tulip. Straw in color with a large fluffy white head that stays a while. Nose of spices, pepper, underripe banana, and soft champagne-like belgian yeast. Orange peel shows up in folds upon reaching the sediment rich bottom. This really enhances the aroma. Slightly tart and sweet flavor. Light-medium body, fizzy carbonation, sticky texture, and a dry, yet creamy finish.
chibuck (3506) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a light cloudy straw with a finger that has poor retention, but does leave a little soapy head. The lacing is decent.
The aroma is what you’d expect. Some light flowers and hops with a little hops.
I don’t like farmhouses in general but the taste is better than most. Its soft and light but has a nice balance of sweet and floral bitterness.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I tasted some spicyness from this one. Very strong yeast and the orange peel is evident.
brokephibroke (307) - Mead, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pure white foam sits upon a golden cloudy pour. Yeasty nose with tropical fruit - I was expecting maybe a simple trippel. But I was wrong. Quite light and tart. Citrus come through and it a bit drying on the palate. If this were a bit stronger, I’d rate it higher.
Bricks (919) - Delaware, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light and golden in color with a great head. Aroma is fresh and citrusy. The taste is different than anything I’ve ever had.. its tart. Good one.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a pale golden body with a ton of sexy visible carbonation and a starch white head. Lots of gorgeous lacing. The aroma is spicy hops, orange peel, and peppery yeasts. The flavor is oranges, hay, spicy hops, clean yeasts, and a light white grape. The palate is super easy drinking. It’s quite surprising that the heavy carbonation doesn’t conflict with the beer. It makes for a velvety texture. Kind of like a sweet champagne.
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[’10 Bottle] Pours clear (until the yeast pour at the bottom) gold with a nice big white head that quickly diminishes to nearly nothing. Aroma is mainly light citrus (lemon) and wheat. Taste is light papaya, a little orange, mild acidity, alcohol, some peppery notes, tannins, and nice underlying wheat. Good, creamy mouthfeel, above average length finish. A bit hot, but overall a nice saison. I really like the level and influence of the wheat.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pale gold. Aroma is fruit, light sour. Taste is somewhat sour, fruit, peach, wheat. Pretty good.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice, light, crisp drinker. Aroma is full of citrus and spices. Taste is subtle with orange notes, spices and a great fizz.. It is light in nature and not filling at all.
malrubius (2452) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 12 ounce bottle from Beverage Barn Garden City Park in Duvel glass. Hazy golden orange with white ring. Fruity orange floral spicy aroma. Very fruity sweet pineapple orange pineapple syrup vanilla with lingering sweet and spicy orange candy finish. Medium body. Too fruity sweet for my tastes. Certainly doesn’t need extra orange peel in there. Overwrought. Decent, but not near the tops in saison (imho).
Fresher bottle (9/21/13) much better. Something weird in the aroma BUt nice complex tropical fruits and peppery finish. From 3.0 to 3.8.