gschrade (426) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Taste roasted malt, spices, Carmel. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber fen Schaefer. Black with tan head. Really nice aroma but I don't know what it smells like. A nice saison.
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jmagnus87 (2184) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Chocolate and caramel with dark fruits. Slightly sweet and slightly bitter. Very good.
firstsip (242) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 Surprised at the reviews! Dark pour, decent head. Tasted the booziness on warming. Dark malts with sweetness. Not unbalanced, but was hoping for more pronounced spice and sour character. Excellent chocolate nose. Creamy mouthfeel.
camborne (640) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thought it was better than ratings. Its unique and that makes it pretty cool in my book. Nice roasted flavor and some spiciness. I guess I agree not a usual saison.
Mibeersnob (28) - Howell, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Herbs, spices, and hints of alcohol come through. Pours dark, with a tan head. Bitterness comes though with a bit of tartness. Light body, fizzy. Although not a traditional looking Saison (light), it is a farmhouse type ale. Overall, not too bad.
wlajwl (3484) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is citrus fruit/pink lemonade and mildly perfumed. The flavor is wheat, berries/heavily flavored bubble gum, spices, some astringency and tangy/tart mixed with mild heat in the finish. Not bad if it were revered to as a wheat or fruit ale, didn’t get a lot of saison characteristics.
Strykzone (4405) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Corral. Some red in this very dark brown beer and a beige head in one finger. In the aroma I get wheat and sour roasted notes. It brings concerns about the flavor. They seem to be founded. I taste chicory, dark chocolate malts, caramel, vinous notes, Belgian yeast, brown sugar, and alcohol. Late some citrus hops are noted and they are a welcome addition. This beer has a lot going on with flavors all over the place. Unfortunately, they don’t mesh as a coherent whole.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head.
Aroma of fruity roast malts.
The flavor is sweet stout rather than any kind of Saison. The subtlety of a Saison is lost to the dark roast malts.
Gachupines (787) - USA - AUG 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black appearance with a thin white head. Aroma is strong burnt coffee. Flavor is a little coffee with some bittersweet malt. A little muddy overall, somewhat peaty. There’s some spice and pepper, but it gets lost a bit under the overwhelming malt.