Beerenberger (1117) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A sweet floral nose with hints of yeast, spice, and a tartness. A cloudy orangish amber pour with frothy, mostly lasting, off-white head and medium lacing. There is initial hay/straw taste followed by a slight sweetness and a hint of spice and alcohol in the finish. There also seemed to be a pleasing citrus note in the mix. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Dry and quick. To me, overall, not a typical Belgion Strong Ale, but I liked it all the same. It had a Saison quality that I think would complement many different dishes.
LomYst (344) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
rough looking murky liquid, earthy hops indeed, citrus.. sweet/sour subtle balance... long warming finish
drjay44 (2352) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a thick , well retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a hazy light amber (SRM 10) body.....nose is light fruits with peach, hints of apricot, floral honey tones, light hop spice......taste is lightly sweet to start, with floral, light fruit tones including hints of peach and other stone fruits, slight citrus, allspice notes, finishing with a light hop bitterness.....mouth feel medium, alcohol warmth present, carbonation makes a pleasant tingle, with light acid. This is a bit of a twixed and between beer. It is at the intersection of Triple, Golden Strong, Dark Strong. It is technically well done, tastes good, but it is a melange of aromas and flavors that do not mesh into any particular style. BJCP 7/3/13/5/6
TBone (11379) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Hazy golden color, small white head. A bit grainy, fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Grassy, sweet mango fruity, some alcohol, light vinegar. Balanced.
Frovigalning (2525) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2013. Fruity and earthy smell and an aged aroma that reminded me of an old attic. Similar fruity taste with some apple peels. A bit harsh and hard to drink.
Azand222 (153) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours as hazy yellow with a thick foamy white head. The aroma is a citrus yeast. The taste is hoppy and wheaty, overall pretty good. Smooth with a medium body.
jkwalking05 (3074) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Hazy light amber appearance with a large off-white head. Aroma is tart with note of bread dough, citrus and yeast. Taste is of citrus, light funk, bread and spicy hops.
gowdy (644) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s house. Quite cloudy. A darker golden colour. Not quite as thin as expected.
merc7186 (1501) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Apples, Grassy, Pears, Mild Black Pepper
T: Apples, Black Pepper, Pears
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy, Mildly Drying
Overall, a pretty nice ’sessionable’ saison, nice spicy, fruit profile.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Söder om Småland, Malmö
Cloudy deep blond color with generous compact head. Some aroma of spices and plastic, lightly fruity. Dry mouthfeel, spicy, some fruitiness; correct bitterness; sweet oranges.
Not bad, but not exciting, compared to better products from Jester King.
beerbastard (609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, that pours a straw color with a fluffy head and moderate lacing. Has a strong grass malty lemon pear nose. Flavors are a bold apple citrus mix with lots of carbonation. Overall it is mostly dry. Nothing makes me think of strong Belgian, at least from the yeast. Spicy finish. Interesting label.