joeneugs (4872) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. This one has a different label and calls itself Pelican Saison, but it seems to be the same beer. It pours a mostly clear golden yellow color with a large, fizzy white head that shrinks rather quickly. The aroma is medium fruity with apple, pear, grape with slightly lighter notes of bread, yeast and herbs. The flavor is fizzy with lots of herbs, apple, grape and pear. Light to medium acidity and a medium to strong earthy/peppery bitter finish. Highly carbonated and a touch watery with some hints of soap on the palate. Overall, decent enough but it doesnít really "pop" for me.
gramity (1584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty and spicyyeasty flavor with some citrus hints. Has a fruity spicy finish with some citrus hints in the aftertaste.
GothGargoyle (1949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden yellow with a good sized pale head. Aroma is citrus peel, stone fruit, candy sugar. Medium bodied, sweet on the palate, short citrusy finish. Taste is coriander, orange peel, hint of honey.
XaenDovet (1259) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. 2012. Clear straw yellow with airy, white cap. Aroma of lemon, orange, barnyard. Taste is sweet, with slight sourness. Medium-high carbonation, a bit of a thin finish.
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. This brew pours a hazy pale orange color with a medium thick foamy white head that dissipates gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, yeast and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of peppery yeast, grassy hops, fruit and malt. The finish is fruity with an herbal yeast aftertaste. Above average overall.
biggsbowler (580) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours light amber w/lots of white head. Lots of oranges and tangerines plus wheaty. Tastes citrusy, pale malts, and wheaty.
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phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle I ordered from Pelican a couple years ago. The year wasnít marked on the bottle, unlike the others. 2010? 2011? One of those. Pours a semi-cloudy gold color with a big white head that dissipates into a lasting film. Aroma is dry, with floral notes, wood chips, citrus, and sweet and bready malts. Faint spice. Flavor is even drier, and hits all the same notes. Light-medium bodied, with high carbonation and a dry, floral mouthfeel. Good saison that may have been better fresher.
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange-gold pour with a thick white head. The aroma is a little bit spicy with just a touch of light dustiness as well. There is a kiss of light pepper and a touch of soft herbal character. Lean-bodied, but could be leaner. Moussey carbonation that lends it a little bit of softness that I find quite appealing. Itís a pretty standard saison yeast, but itís got some nice maltiness in here. A little bit of lingering spice, but itís kept somewhat subtle. Lovely brew.
idedek (157) - USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a lovely light grass and pear aroma. A lovely light flavor that has citrus and a variety of fruit flavors and some light malt flavors. a good dry and creamy finish. overall really nice.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to boralyl for getting me this bottle a ways back. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Packaged February 2011.
Pours a clear golden color with an absolutely-massive white head. Carbonation issue here, as my first carefully-poured tulip was 95% foam, and it took a good 5-10 minutes for that to settle down. Obviously, great retention. Loads of lacing.
The nose carries some light fruity notes behind a good dose of saison yeast spice and some pepper.
The flavor is mildly fruity with a moderate dose of pepper. Some light grain in the background. Flavor is nice and crisp, but everything on the palate is very fleeting, as the carbonation on this one is out of control. Body seems quite light as a result. A bit of spice in the aftertaste.
This thing wasnít a gusher, and the cork was actually quite difficult to get out. However, the first few attempts at pouring were impossible. This isnít infected, so Iím guessing that itís possible the yeast hadnít fermented down enough and consumed quite a bit more than the sugars given for bottle conditioning.
All in all, this was a pretty enjoyable beer and something Iíd be happy to have again.