zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle in official Jester King wine-style beer glass. Pours a very hazy yellow with a fluffy white head and minimal lacing. Bottle actually foamed for a bit once I opened it up. Aroma is very sour with a light pecan smoke flavor. Front taste is sour that fades in pecan wood smoke. Lingering taste is sour on the tongue but an effervescent smoke in the nose and roof of the mouth. Slightly sharp mouthfeel. Very reminiscent of their other wheat based sour beers, like Bonnie the Rare and Boxer’s Revenge, but with a smoke hint. I’m not really much of a rauchbier fan, but this is a great balance between smoke and sour. Mostly tried this out of curiosity. Probably would not buy again because if I want a soured wheat beer, I would go with one of their other options. Still a good beer overall.
gendv138 (1331) - 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 (4726) - 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.
Beerdedone (2625) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma was malty with fruit, citrus and soft smoke. Flavor was lightly sweet with fruit, salt, citrus, lemon, smoke and had some earthiness
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a pretty solid smoky beer, albeit it wasnt too much. a decent representation of the style.
Beerconnaiseur (93) - BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale pour with aromatic hints of wood, banana, candy, hard to decipher. A mish mash. Tasting this saison, the taste shows the aroma is over light and under bodied. Feels like a basic beer without vision and added on the pecan wood to give it character. My philosophy is to produce a strong basis to believe in... and then supplement.
jrob21 (2561) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a monster jester king box a while back. Definite smoke action and it is a smoke I’m not particularly find of. It is over an otherwise light and delicate beer which kind of just tastes like smoke to me. There is am underlying salty sourness working but that gets overpowered prett quickly. Ok just not my personal fave.
ansjelaah (1375) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @joes. Hazy yellow color with a white head. Smells smoked, leather, sweet. Tastes the same, smoked, leather, some fruit, sweet and sour.
DutchDrebus (4019) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ joes. Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Smells leather, smokey, salty. Tastes sourish, leather, smokey, slightly salty. Bit freaky. Medium body, medium carbo.
GRM (2988) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 30 2014; eye: gusher, straw, slightly hazy, average effervescence, light lacing; nose: sourness, acidity, musk, wild yeasts, smoke, citrus; mouth: sourness, acidity, smoke, musk, light wild yeasts, citrus, lightly salty, smoke finale with light presence of musk, medium body, good carbonation, slick texture; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 30 juillet 2014; œil : geyser, paille, très légèrement voilée, effervescence moyenne, légère dentelle; nez : aigreur, acidité, musc, levures sauvages, fumé, citron; bouche : aigreur, acidité, fumé, musc, léger levures sauvages, citron, légèrement salée, finale en fumé avec légère présence de musc, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, texture coulante; en résumé : correct
ej (703) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slow gusher, pours a very cloudy pale orange with a fluffy head. Funky saison aroma with notes of tar, smoke, hay and gras. Taste is refreshingly tart with hints of smoke and wood. Fairly dry but also a slight alcoholic burn. Body is medium with fairly high levels of co2.