GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL thanks to noodleuser. Pours a full haze light peach. Thick white foam. Big lace. Estery and doughy nose with fresh lemon and mild saison rusticness. French saison yeast? Taste is much too sweet, boozy, white alcohol. A bit of a rough version of Saison DuPont.
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Travlr (14454) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma of peppery straw, hay, grass. The black pepper comes into the taste late, but itís very obvious once it appears.
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy golden hay color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of rustic malt with light sweet notes and some light peppery ester. Taste is also dominated by solid rustic malt with balanced sweetness level and light peppery notes with some good floral ester. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid offering and Iím glad the pink pepper notes were not overly dominant as it would have been a shame to hide some of the nice characteristics of this beer.
deyholla (7460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light spice with sweet grain and a hint of light red fruits. Flavor begins with sweet grains, light spice, peppercorn and light fruits with Belgian yeast and slightly bitter grass.
madmitch76 (16850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
19th October 2012
THE Sour and Saison tasting. Hazy gold amber beer. Big pale cream coloured head. Smooth light palate, airy and dry. Quite a milky malt - very lactose. Minerals. Mild black pepper and very mild citrus. Finishes soft and airy. Interesting and tasty combo of milky malt and pepper but the sessionability is low - would not want to tackle a whole bottle.
jtclockwork (9989) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold and white head. Nose and taste of florals, peppercorn, yeast, lemon zest and dried citrus. Medium body.
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ THE Sour and Saison Tasting. Thanks to Ken for bringing this ! The pourís deep golden amber with a tiny head. The nose is peppery hop, floral countryside. Notes of dried grass and wood, light sweet raspberry. The taste is much the same - quite peppery with notes of raspberry and wood. Lightly herbal and grassy. The bodyís light, smooth. Overall, I found this to be a strange collection of flavors. Too peppery to be legitimately enjoyable. OK.
Leighton (13021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at THE Sour and Saison Tasting, London. Many thanks to Kenny for procuring this gal. Pours cloudy, yellow-gold with a creamy, white cap. A bit of sugary yohgurt on the nose, accompanied by doughy pale malts. Light to mediums sweet flavor with more yoghurt (vanilla yoghurt, to be exact), some background pepper, a bit more dough. Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet finish with mild spice, herbs, dough. Interesting stuff, if a touch too sweet at times.
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Ken at THE sours & saisons tasting (part 1). It pours cloudy golden-amber, with a massive white head. The nose is rather spicy, lots of freshly cracked black pepper, underlying sweetness, earth and floral notes. The taste is rather dry, peppercorn, creamy, dough, sugary sweetness and weird tanginess, with a dry, peppery finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Canít say I like pepper in my beer. I really didnít enjoy this at all. Challenging to drink.....
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle served in a Founders tulip. Batch 21.
A: Pour a semi hazy golden amber color with a fluffy white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring and some light bubbly wisps.
S: Light citrus fruit flesh, some lemon rind, grass make up the initial part of the nose. There is light peppery notes and some mild funk with a little bit of must. Mild cheese is in the background.
T: The initial sip has great yeasty flavor profiles. Mild wet hay, some cheese, and phenolic notes as well. Peppery spice, Lemon pith bitterness and with a creamy malt body.
M: Medium to light bodied with an above average prickly carbonation that carries the flavors away a little to quickly. It is really drinkable though.
O: Very easy drinking and flavors are pretty balanced. I would have like a touch more spice from the peppercorns as I thought they were somewhat lost.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-17-2012