scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
light bodied, moderate hazy almond haze, sticky gummy white head. old malt aroma. little sharp sour character, enough for a drainpour. stop.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a murky amber with a big light tan head. The head is froathy and lasting.Has thick lacing. Aroma is spicy and rye. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is spicy with touches of rye and cinnamon. Has a light body. The texture is thicker than water. Has a good finish with a decent aftertaste. This is tasty. Has a touch of sweetness to it.
BillWyce (723) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours red-amber with a white head. Sweet aroma with a slight spice note (rye?) underneath. Smooth on the tongue with a slight lingering bite. Malty sweet flavor with a rye-spice note. Very "drinkable".
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, pours amber, thin off white head. Rye and hop nose. Rye malt toasted malt, and some nutty characteristics of almond and walnut, ending dry.
Slepkov (36) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shockingly good. A deep rusted red, perfectly clear ale with a strong aroma of toffee and coffee. The flavor is deep but not complex, large amounts of hops (cascade?) promise bitterness that is absent but not missed, in this case. This is followed by a dirty earthiness. Terrific and filthy. I wish I had access to more!
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Quite interesting. Poured dark copper with some sediment and moderate off-white head. Aroma was somewhat malty but most noticeably spicy, clearly a hint of belgian yeast but also cinnamon and ginger. Flavor was similar although the yeast is not overpowering it does emphasize the spiciness inherent to the malt which balances it nicely. A portion of rye or wheat malt may even be present as there was a crisp note to it. Not quite delicate but not cloying either. Iím curious to know what a biere de mars has to do with our rowhouses though.
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a thin off white head. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of fruit. The flavor has toasty malt, a spicy rye hint, light sweetness and a dash of floral hops. Nice.
Nejhleader (1241) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was a decent brew, Had an okay body, a nice hint of spice blended with a hint of rye/grain.
italianjohn (2338) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 Reddish brown cloudy pour off white head ..... sweet and fruity aroma .... taste was a little watery ... sweety and bitter goji berry, sweet malts .... an easy drinking different taste
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark reddish amber with a decent cream-colored head that recedes to a swirl and a collar quickly. There is little lacing. Honestly, Iíve never season a saison look like this one.
The aroma is a bit more like a saison with some phenol sweetness. But the rye spiciness comes through as well and makes it a very interesting mix of aromas.
The taste has a slightly toasted quality to it and the rye definitely shows itself with some healthy spiciness, especially in the finish. There is a bit of the Belgian yeast sweetness underlying things and the different tastes almost come together but not quite.
The mouthfeel is smooth with the rye but also sweet and with lots of carbonation.
Iím not exactly sure what to make of this beer. I personally like this one but more for itís originality than anything else.