RateBeer
overall
90
78
style
Serve in Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A French Saison with Pink & Tellicherry Peppercorns, refreshingly dry,

FG 1.004

Bottling Dates:
Batch 021: 7/5/12
Batch 040: 10/9/12


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (597) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Straw colored pour with a lingering white head. Aromas of flowers, caramel, butterscotch, and honey. Very smooth, yet fizzy palate with flavors of caramel, hops, orange peel, and a pepper-spiced finish. Tart, sweet, and bitter taste. Nice saison. Pipeworks is good. Check them out!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Pawola22. Batch #21. Pours cloudy dark golden color with white head. Doughy yeast and biscuit malt aromas with some lemon and floral notes. Doughy yeast flavor with light fruitiness and a hint of peppercorns. Medium body with lively carbonation. Thanks Brian.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Courtesy of markwise. It pours gold with thin white head. The aroma is sugar sweet then orange creamsicle, black licorice and ginger. Interesting mix. The taste begins with modest white pepper heat and then moves into a blend of mild saison like yeasty spice, apricot and a touch of citrus. This is certainly an interest mix of flavors and aromas. For me it works OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2693) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle - Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Nose is white pepper, dry dusty yeast, lemongrass and real dry malt. Taste is the same. Pepper isnít overly spicy, but it makes it a bit angular. Super dry, with the yeast peeking its head out. Long, spicy, dry finish. Thinnish body with fluffy carbonation. A little too dry for my tastes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
22oz bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Pours a cloudy, golden-orange colored body with a two finger-width, dense, frothy and foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has some soft tea notes, florals, and a bit of a lemon zest with a lightly sweetened, grainy, bready pils maltiness. A light pepper note with a bit of a Belgian yeast, banana ester. Flavor is similar. Florals and a fruitiness up front with some lemon and yeasty esters giving off a slight banana note. A bit more of a peppercorn note in the middle with with a lightly sweetened, bready maltiness. A slight herbal tea note before this finishes dry with a nice peppercorn, earthy floral and light grassy bitterness alongside a light, balancing malt sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a light-medium body and a crisp, pillowy, lively carbonation. Overall, I liked the Poivre du Sichuan better, but this was a nice Saison. A bit more fruity and slightly sweeter than the Poivre du Sichuan, but the peppercorn provides a nice spiciness and floral essence. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Has a neat, peppery mouthfeel and a cloudy, dark straw body. Cute head that stick around...a quarter of a finger or so. The nose has some tart, musty earth notes. Itís heavier on the earth than citrus, and the alcohol seems a bit strong for a saison. The spices keep it interesting enough, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
22oz bottle courtesy of Tooch4321. Cheers, Adam! Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, some peppery character with some yeast and light fruit and spice. Flavor is similar to the aroma with spice, big pepper, earthy yeast, and some sweet malt. Medium in body for a saison and nice overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
22 oz bottle from Printerís Row (Chicago, IL). A cap to a great weekend in which I didnít embarrass myself too much (Wisco, GTMW, Wedding/Errand Recovery Day). Been falling behind on these lately. Pours a richer golden hue, decent haze, some orange deeper glow comes through in the body and edges. Striking sunfire glow, with small cakey whitish head atop. Stays as an ok layer, laces small. Aromas are pretty potent, preaching bready and doughy malts, straw, some gentle yeasty spice, fruity pear and apple. Pink peppercorn, gentle spice, and mellow fruit. Touches of lemon, melon, and fresh dry yeast. Initial is lighter end of the fold, offering dry yeast, straw, and grass. Cereal and dry bready grains, soap. Gentle spice grows, the middle shows some touches of fruit, apple, some citrus, with a dryness really coming on strong. Earthy hops, grass, florals. Gentle pink mellow peppercorns, some yeasty spice, straw, and more grass. Crisp and refreshing, fruit in the middle, the backend is dry and a bit spicy. I dig this, it keeps away from much if any real sweetness, fruity elements at all. Remaining crisp, dry, and gently spiced (so itís not just a yeast bomb) throughout. Light fun summery Saison. Pretty dry overall, a more fruity nose than the beer letís on, some more jabs of citrus up front as it warms, but a dry gently spiced fairly clean and crisp Saison into the backend. My jam.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
22 oz. bottle poured into a Pipeworks small tulip. Pours a hazy straw colored gold with a two finger bright white head. Bready yeast, flora and grass, and dried fruit with citrus highlights on the nose. Very light citrus, apricot, maybe a touch of peach, bready, earthy yeast with just a touch of funk and peppery spice in the midpalate, and finishes dry with the spice added by the peppercorns. Light to medium body with a touch of creaminess and adequate carbonation adds to an enjoyable mouthfeel. A solid and very easy drinking saison, perfect for this pleasant summer night.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
bottle. Pipeworks Rose vs Pipeworks Sichuan, because Iím a nerd and hadnít had Rose yet, also I didnít read the descriptions of either and Iím not sure why Iím telling you that.. Both pours slightly hazy bright golden but rose had a stiff foamy head while sichuanís head fall fast just leaving a white head around the rim. Perhaps carbonation hasnít completely built up in Sichuan. Rose aroma has pleasant chamomile tea character, vanilla, flowers ,cest of lemon while Sichuanís aroma has a huge musty lemony tea thing happening very fragrant and perfumey with asparagus. Roseís flavors of semi tart lemons flowers earth, sweet bread, soft bitterness that leaves a crisp finish, and Sichuanís flavors are again a strong fragrant lemoney floral bomb some spicy bitterness slight vanilla sweetness, flabby feel. Rose has more tart lemons while Sichuan as more funky dusty floral and lemons but the main thing is itís much tighter and focused albeit more perfumey. Rose finishes sweeter and with a tart twang. Rose is still a good saison and isnt overly sweet or spiced, Iím actually surprised I like the most spiced and fragrant Sichuan (because I prefer a Saison that relies on great yeast fermentation bringing almost all of the character but it is drier than Rose. Pretty solid saisons though. Rose - 7/4/7/4/14, Sichuan 7/4/7/4/15


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50