fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peppery with tons of yeast, some light lemon zest and pretty good malt/hop balance. Full-bodied, but the low ABV for the style helps keep it refreshing.
jsporrer (466) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale to medium clear amber with a thin white ring. Light aroma of Belgian spices. Typical flavors of most other Ommegang products and a somewhat dry finish. Not as good as I was hoping for. OK but not great.
rosskyle (466) - - MAY 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on Thirsty Monk. Hazy orange color with a white head. Belgium citrus yeast aroma. Lemon orange year flavor. Medium body.
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ryecatcher (1269) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden-yellow with some floaties. Massive pillar of white foam with insane retention. Nose is mild funk, white pepper, yeasty spice, lemon custard, grass. Mouth is medium bodied, slightly creamy, nice balance of tartness with the mild sweetness, lemon zest, daffodils, pepper, toasted brioche. Very crushable. Nicely done.
BigBeer45 (1395) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from a large tulip, poured from a bottle,
this beer was a medium orange/burnt orange with some yellow in the glass and it was pretty hazy, the pour presented a large, fluffy white cover that was lasting, it left nice spots and partial rings of lacing on the side of the glass,
I got the peppercorn when I first popped the cap,
the aromas were orange and lemon fruit, faint pear and floral notes, light malt with a touch of bread, some funk and light grass hops, very faint pepper, and some malt and fruit sweetness,
it had flavors of lemon, pear and orange, light malt, a little pepper and sweetness,
the finish had a gentle bitterness with some citrus and bite (from the carbonation),
the mouth feel was light and animated with carbonation that was a bit much,
the nose was pretty good and a proper start, the flavor less so because of the carbonation,
the carbonation was a bit much, and sort of got in the way of enjoying the flavors, toning down the carbonation would help,
I think the pepper spice bite and carbonation bite together was a bit much.
basaywhat (155) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear golden amber with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, fruitiness and light pepper. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of fruit and pepper with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.
spokeydonkey (77) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden and hazy beer with a thick white head leaving lacing down the glass. High carbonation gives almost champagne-like stream of bubbles up the glass.
Aroma is pepper, cloves, pear. Taste starts off mildly malty with some pear notes, then transitions to a spicy pepperiness transitioning seamlessly into spicy hops. Stays dry throughout and finishes bone dry. Medium-light bodied with a refreshing carbonation. Spices stay out of the way as complements to the yeast and hop flavors.
Overall a great saison.
Bulk_Carrier (3429) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy semi-burnt orange color with a slim to foamy white semi-film lacing after the head dissipated. That head, yeah, it was pretty big and foamy thick with a slight amount of bubbles inside of it.
The smell started off with white pepper and black pepper - light spice over slight breadiness. a sly amount of citrus - somewhat sweet - sly bitter, subtle grassiness.
The taste welcomed the previously mentioned flavors boldly with a crisp sweetness. Aftertaste is well combined with the sweet to spicy components sliding into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body. Nice sessionability about it. Carbonation rides nice, and a good amount of harshness hits my tongue.
Overall, wonderful saison, of course I’d have this again.
ebone1988 (1034) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is dusty, barnyard, slight peppercorn, banana, clove, eh. Appearance is dark golden, hazy, large white head. Taste is dust, barnyard, banana, clove, peppercorn, slight citrus. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, slight spice and banana aftertaste. Overall, this one is just ok.
scarletfire65 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Kasey’s Tavern in Chicago. A full bodied, yeasty saison with banana and clove notes. Pretty clean, light bitterness. Getting a bit of white pepper and stonefruits as well. Warm bread malts. Needs more carbonation and funk for my saison tastes.
odinstyr (698) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with a minimal head. Smells of barnyard, bread. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter, mildly sour and moderately spiced - pepper and fruity esters.