puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler shared by I think Larry. Clear brownish pour, with a very peanuty, wheaty aroma. Some mild, uncooked greens present a bit of a flaw. Big, lively flavor, too sweet and peanuty. Thin and bland.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy brown body with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, plum, yeast, weed, herbs, and toasted bread. Flavor of grass, burnt caramel, nuts, anise, pepper, and light roastiness.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Premier. Pours a very dark brown with an off white head. Nose is yeast, rich roasted malts, plums/dark stone fruit, floral, honeysuckle, and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is roasty malt, a good amount of fruity esters, rich maltiness reminiscent of rum soaked cherries. Some alcohol in the flavor as well. Iím not sure Iíd call this a Saison - if I had to pin it down Iíd say itís more along the lines of a Dubbel.
StefanSD (1989) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of coldbrewky. thanks man. Pours a murky brown color with a small tan head that soon fades to a fine film. The aroma is strong with Belgian yeast, dark fruits, spices and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet and spicy with cocoa, dates, plums, yeast and cola. There was just a hint of alcohol present in the taste, this is clearly a strong beer even thought they donít publish an ABV. The palate was just a bit thinner than I would have preferred. The finish was long and dry with a lingering cola and molasses effect. Overall: A very enjoyable winter warmer. Iím not so sure that this is a Saison style beer, It seemed more like a strong ale to me.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at TJís: Aroma of malts, Belgian yeast, slight roasting, and spices. Poured pitch black in color with a medium-sized, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Good lacing. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malts, Belgian yeast, roasting, and hints of booze, cocoa, and wood. Medium body. Lightly dry, slightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, Belgian yeast, spice, and malt finish is lightly dry and slightly sticky.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler: Deep bronze copper pour. Sweet aroma with some toasted barley and fig notes. Rounded palate with a simple nondescript flavor. Evident maltose with a touch of bubblegum esters. Quite simple with a toasted back. Boring and one dimensional.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Aroma phenolic and spicy-grainy. Flavor big on lightly bready, spicy grain and malt notes. A bit thin in body, though not watery. Quite dry, though for me the dryness was kind of odd in correlation with the flavor profile. Didnít do much for me.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a dark brown with a very small white head. Aroma of roasted nuts, spices (pepper, clove), and Belgian yeast. Flavor is quite spicy upfront with some roasted nuts and malty character as well. Pretty decent, more like a BSA than saison though.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle by way of j12601. Pours a murky brown with a 2 finger off-white head. The nose is light chocolate, Belgian spice and malt. The taste is spicy yeast, chocolate covered bananas, fruity esters, malt and light hops in the finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Interesting beer Ė Not bad at all. Thanks again Jay.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at browerij lane. Poured a rich mahogany with a thin off white head. Itís got a nice sour and yeasty nose. Some light sour notes and fairly full bodies for the style. There is a bit of an alcohol bite which overpowers the sour by the finish. Not a traditional saison but not a bad beer.