ComradeK (1045) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a large off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma has savoury, meaty smoke notes set against a funky sour background, with some leathery notes coming through, as well as a touch of bittersweet apple. Peppery hops up front lead into a touch of oak and some savoury, meaty notes. The sourness shows in the mid-palate, bringing lemon and tart apple skin notes into play, creating an unusual but very pleasant blend with a drying smoky flavour. This blend continues through into the finish, with smoky Scotch whisky becoming more prominent. A lingering whisky sour aftertaste is left behind. This is an incredibly good beer. The blend between smoke, oak and sourness is done with a deft hand, creating a delicious and pretty unique ale.
gunnfryd (11037) - 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 (2456) - 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 (1399) - 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 (3049) - 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 (1614) - 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 (4818) - 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 (2703) - 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 (1747) - 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 (100) - 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 (2628) - 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.