Patrickctenchi (4266) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy, milky yellow with white head.
Tart, smoky aroma.
Taste is yeast, tart, funky...
Salty, smoked wood.
Very, very nice.
bytemesis (3710) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with thanks to Homer! Pours hazy orange, large off-white head, dissipates leaving lots of residual and lacing. Aroma is smoky, campfire, belgian yeast, black pepper and hay, some lemon. Flavor is light sweet initially, giving way to a light tartness. Fairly smoky but not overpowering. Belgian yeast provides hay, mowed grass, black pepper notes as well as a touch of funky musty dusty flavors. Fairly prominent lemon/citrus notes as well. Lightish body, champagnelike carbonation. This one is underrated IMO.
GreatDane1632 (668) - USA - JAN 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer was probably my favorite one that I had in all of 2013. Lots of evolution throughout the tasting, a somewhat funky flavor, with detection of some slightly fruity flavors, that eventually transform into a nice dark wood finish. Beautiful to sip on.
probstblueribbon (3106) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml bottle from Bieropholie, shared with judges. Very murky golden, minimal head. Strong smoke, phenolic, sour organic acids, a little funk (Lambic), minerals, citrus. Medium mouth feel, relaxed carbonation. Reasonable fruitiness and some Saison spiciness, light funk, citrus; lightly tart, moderately high bitterness, a spiciness in the feel. Interesting if not totally successful.
Terminus (3297) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-Jan 2013 batch 1 Sampled as I rate it
Pours hazy light orange hue with a small soapy fizzy white head with lots of bubble size, carbonation and some sparse lacing. Nice looking brew as the head settled pretty fast. Nose is bigtime smokey, but just in a beachwood sort of way. Flavors are tart, slightly woody, lite smoke, lots of fruits-peach, orange peal, and maybe a tad of lite melons. Lovely long sweet, tart and smokey finish-very long. A great brew, why the low ratings? I dont get it. great brew! give it some age and it will shine!
gunnfryd (11453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy muddy golden-yllow colour with a white head. Aroma is meat, smoked, yeast, orange, wood. Flavour is dry, sourness, orange, smoked ,yeast, citrus, wood, brett. Nice beer.
cfrancis (2565) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light cloudy gold with a big frothy white top. Aroma is nutty pecan, oak and light smoke. Taste a little smoke and oak, light nut and floral hops.
rejtable (1469) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly cloudy after a huge foamy pour, big gusher. Nose is smoky with some dough. Flavours are peachy, smoke and some tartness. Taste light tart, light bitter and smokey. Light body with lively carbonation. Not usually a big fan of smokey beer, but really like the tart/smoke interplay.
rederic (3094) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, batch 1, slight hazy gold hue, with a fluffy white head, with a wild fruity, yeasty, funky, doughy, smoking, ashy nose, with some lactic, sour, milky, lemon pie accents, with a light lemon, grapefruit rind, wheat, pale, toasted malt, sour mash note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a wild funky, fruity yeasty, sour mash, pale, oat, smoked, toasted malt, ashy character, with some mild lemon, grapefruit, yogourt l’actif acidic, lemon pie, light sour green apple, doughy flavours, within a faint flowery citrus hop undertone, leading towards a funky, fruity, lactic sour yeastiness, smoked pale, toasted maltiness, ashen, citrusy, doughy, milkyish sourness finish.
GenDV138 (2020) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes, consumed 8/28/2013. 750 ml bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Bottle dated January 2013, batch 1. Hazy honey yellow with 2.5 fingers of fluffy off-white head. Great lacing. Aromas of smoky notes, bacon, light yeast and funk. Tastes of smoke, barbecue, citrus, tart, funk. Medium body with a semi-dry and smoky finish. Smoke lingers past the finish.
Boutip (4920) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy pale yellow color ale with a huge off-white foamy head (bit of gusher) with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of smoked malt is pretty dominant with light cereal notes also perceptible. Taste is a mostly dominated by smoked malt with some funky barnyard notes and a tart finish being also noticeable. Body is light with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not an everyday kind of beer with the amount of smoke that can be found here and not really a saison anymore but nonetheless I still enjoyed this beer.