StefanSD (1923) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a murky amber color with a monster head that has good retention. The aroma is classic Belgian yeasts as you might find a strong saison or trippel, there is a bit of soap and some sweet mixed fruits as well. The taste is a Belgian style powerhouse with more Belgian esters, add in some apricots, green apples, caramel, grapefruit and rock candy. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish is somewhat short and disappointing with a bit of lingering soap. Overall: A nice enough Belgian ale but nothing here to make me go back for more.
nimbleprop (3864) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy orange with some thick, creamy white head. Nose is spicy, herbal, gristy, perfume, some tropical fruit. Flavor is peppery, candy, a bit too sweet, perfume. Heavy finish. Not my cup of tea.
merc7186 (1471) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Great Lacing
S: Floral, Garlic, Citrus, Mild Yeast
T: Veggie, Citrus, Yeasty
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Malty, Mildly Drying
Overall, this beer is geared more towards an IPA with a yeasty presence as opposed to a Saison with Hops. Good but not great.
anders37 (14730) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours an orange color with a white head. Has a fruity malty earthy spicy weak yeasty aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.
bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy dark amber with a slight off-white head. Aroma of Belgian fruit esters. Full bodied. Foamy carb. Flavor is earthy, spicey, hints of banana and clove (or maybe quite a bit more than hints), arguably malty. Itís dry though and it is quite substantial in flavors. The fruit flavor aspects vary through the finish. Never losing its earthy yeasty spicy characteristics.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Iron Fist... Poured amber/orange with a thin white-ish head. Malt sugars offered a full body while the yeast esters and spicing opened it up. Good hop tones that were earthy spicy, and lime leaves opened it up to an added floralness. Balanced with lots of flavors, which couldíve resulted in some things pulling apart from each other, but I thought everything worked well together and enjoyed this beer quite a bit.
brokensail (9149) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden pour with a white head. Intense peach and apricot notes. Sweet dried fruits, banana, sugar, yeast, and some apple. A bit of bread, too. The flavor is sugary and bordering on cloying. Intense dried apricot and peach notes. Some pear, apple, and banana, too. Lightly floral, some yeast, faint spices, and plenty of sugar.
ADfan (503) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from cask at Stone. It has a orangeish yellow color in the glass with a small head. Aroma of honey, lemon and yeast. Taste has apricots, honey, Belgian yeast and fresh bread. Very smooth finish.