piscator34 (2046) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Pale orange in colour with medium carbonation and a bit of haze. Aromas are of tangello, whole wheat bread dough, white and black pepper, and a bit of carmelized banana. Quite floral upfront in the mouth, followed by more peppery spice, citrus pith, tangerine, and earthy hops. Starts off fairly full and juicy in the mouth, but dries out very fast with a peppery hop finish. The yeast really takes centre stage with all aspects of this beer. Reminds me a bit of Ommegang Hennepin, albeit slightly darker and dryer. A solid saison overall.
GraffitiVandal (100) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ENG: 650ml bottle from Liquor Mart Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. Orange, opaque color with medium, tan head and some lacing. Aromas of cloves in front, then bananas, spices, with hints of sweety grapefruit and other citrus. Tastes sweety, like champagne but without that characteristic booze, lemon, cloves, cereals, pepper. A little bit medium-dry finish. Sweety, clovy bitter aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall palate isn’t too complex, it’s delicate and more balanced (and very drinkable!), but it’s a still interesting beer.
PL: Butelka 650ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do kieliszka. Barwa pomarańczowa, delikatnie opalizująca, średnia, jasna piana i nieco lejsingu. Aromaty początkowo mocno goździkowe, po chwili banany, przyprawy połączone z nutą słodkiego grejfruta i innych cytrusów. W smaku słodkawe, jak szampan ale bez tego charakterystycznego booze’a, cytryna, goździki, zboża, pieprz. Nieco półwytrawne zakończenie. Słodkawy - goździkowy, goryczkowy posmak. Średnie odczucie w ustach, średnie nasycenie. Podsumowując paleta smaków może nie jest zbytnio uwydatniona, piwo jest dość zbalansowane i delikatne (i bardzo pijalne!), mimo to jest całkiem interesujące.
tom10101 (3580) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650 ml). From Andrew, thanks! Hazy golden/orange with a frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma is yeasty with citrus, cereals, moderate spiciness and earthy presence. Taste is slightly fruity with citrus, some spiciness, earthy notes, cereals and light alcohol. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Light lingering spiciness. Good Saison. Interesting balance. Easily drinkable, quenching. Nothing outstanding, but well executed.
GothGargoyle (1568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange with a creamy white head, lots of visible carbonation. Aroma is honey, apricot, wheat. Creamy mouthfeel, spicy on the palate, dry finish. Flavours are apricot, pepper, citrus. Nice.
Maltser85 (333) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark golden with a large white foamy head. Very well carbonated, very effervescent. Nice aroma’s upfront. Some peppery notes, barnyard notes, some lemon grass as well. As it warms, more banana and slight clove notes emerge. Lemony citrus notes as well. Taste is similar. Some hop bitterness and spice on the back end. Very effervescent, but a bit heavy at times. Would have enjoyed a bit brighter beer. Still solid.
ljthiessen (617) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy peach pour with a large white head. Aroma of soft fruits, bread and yeast, and some light spicy notes. Flavour is fruity, apricot and soft citrus, with wheat, yeast, subtle hops and a bit of spice. A little tart, and a little metallic. Could have used a little more sweetness in my opinion, but still great.
CapFlu (4714) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(650ml bottle) Courtesy of Ferris. Pours a huge, frothy head atop a highly carbonated, deep golden body. Nose of first yeast, mild vanilla and green leaf. Flavour is nicely crisp, solid tart hops and coriander. Very refreshing and lasting bitter alkaline finish through the finish. Enjoyable... Did Dave embroider the belt on the label?
blackmetal (147) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly frothy with a wheaty & fruity aroma. Very smooth drinking and refreshing.
Ferris (6784) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Grassy and some barnyard and citrus lemon grass. Cloudy gold with a bubbly head that dissipates. Effervescent with some fruit esters, a little banana and herbs, and some spice. Not bad for the Peg, I would prefer a little brighter but still a good showing.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy golden with white fluffy head and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is spicy, some coriandre, peppery, some yeast. Taste is a bit sweet for the style in my opinion. Some wheat, spices, some ligt apple notes, fruity. Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Good.
dfearnley (1157) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass
Lemon, apple cider, and straw aromas. Cloudy yellowish amber with very little off white head and no lacing. The taste has a nice sweet/bitter balance with prevalent farmhouse yeasts and breadiness.