KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. First reviewed 7/27/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to readbaron for opening this up.
This pours a vibrant lemony yellow in the middle with less clear edges. Quite hazy from the yeast, with a good size creamy white cap sitting on top.
The pear is definitely evident, maybe because I am looking for it, but it is not dominant. Crackery malt, musty saison yeast, with a blend of soft spices, and a decent lemony Sorachi hop profile.
The flavor starts out fairly sweet, with the pear being fairly forward. Some white grape and green apple are also noticeable, but there does not seem to be much sweetness derived from the malt. A light bitterness accompanies a soft lemon rind sour hop flavor toward the end of the sip.
The mouthfeel is a bit fuller and creamier than I am used to for the style. The carbonation is lively and creamy, which adds to the full character. The end is a bit dry as the hops take hold.
I get what they are tyring to do or maybe did with this beer, but the combination of flavors really just leaves something to be desired. Part of it could be the hops - I have yet to be blown away with anything with Sorachi.
deyholla (9266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head that lasted throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains and light fruit with a nice Belgian yeast note. Flavor starts with sweet grains backed by light fruit and a nice yeast note.
Gription79 (2749) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Poured a brilliant gold with a huge white head. The spicy year is noticeable throughout this beer. Soft pear notes. Tastes like Citra hops were used. Some sweet malt character ia in the flavor. A very good saison.
mikem409 (1950) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours hazy gold with frothy white head. sweet fruit aroma and slight spice. taste of peppercorn and pears.
Ratman197 (12156) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of chadcsu (thanks Chad) poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, pear, earthiness, lemon and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pear, earthiness, light lemon and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Cloudy golden/ yellow color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of pears, fruity, spices. Tastes of fruits, spices, citrus, pears, and some rinds.
egajdzis (5783) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices, citrus, pear, wheat, lemon, and light pils malt. Taste of pear, citrus fruits, some spice, herbs, and a dry finish.
soulpolisher (33) - Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale golden with n off whitehead. Very citrusy aroma. Bitter mango and orange flavor. Hoppy for the style, but very tasty.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Captain Fantasy
Date: September 17, 2011
Appearance: opaque yellow, frothy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, floral, phenolic
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, plenty of balancing spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Tmoney99 (12742) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruit, hop and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet yeast flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.