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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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A French Saison with Pink & Tellicherry Peppercorns, refreshingly dry,

FG 1.004

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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7020) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2014 A big, spicy saison that not only lets the yeast sing with the clove but the peppercorns add a nice throat burn. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle from Binnyís Lincoln Park. Pours hazy golden with orange tints with white head. Aromas of biscuity malts, earthy spices, pepper, banana, and clove. Flavors of peppery spices, banana, clove, and some yeast. Not the lightest saison, but a tasty one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (855) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Pours a clean crisp golden brown with 3 fingers of fizzy head that fade quickly leaving no lace. Nose and taste are crisp, grassy, a bit of apricot sweetness with a big peppercorn spiciness on the finish. I personally would like to see the spice scaled back in the next run. Do that and Iíd probably adjust my rating to the 4.2-4.4 range.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle, golden orange pour, thick white head. Some citrus, earth, and banana aroma. Fruity and earth taste, didnít really have the spice I expected. Solid brew, but not what I was expecting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle and served in my now trusty Pipeworks snifter: Slightly hazy golden hue with a huge fluffy head and excellent lacework. The aroma has notes of wet pale biscuity grains, flowers and heather fields, LIGHT pepper, banana and peach like vapours. Slightly cardboardy but not intrusive, I found almost no diacetyl as a someone else I know did (perhaps they got a bad bottle?).

The taste is rather smoother than I expected, really was prepared for a spice attack but that is not the case. More earthy, yeast driven, pale malt atypical saison with a tad more fruity notes and final bitterness than what you would normally find in the genre. The finish could still be cleaner despite the FG being so low, that cardboardy character does seem more a issue on the finish. It is very easy to drink and is properly carbonated. I like this and would buy again, makes me interested what the next saison will be like.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Batch 21. Pours light yellow with light banana yeast notes. Very deep spice notes of clove and peppercorn which break into a very long finish while deflecting the higher ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (744) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bomber, pours a hazy medium gold with an immense white head and outstanding retention and lacing. Biscuit, banana, clove with peppercorn spiciness underneath. Iím not a huge fan of Saisons, but this one is decent, pairs nice with Thia Curry. Bravo, Pipeworks.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
22oz bottle. Batch 21 - the one and only ao far of course... Pours a medium hazy yellowish brown hue and topped with a creamy pure white head. Looks great and highly enticing. After time, the head diminishes leaving a thin wispy film... Aroma of Belgian yeast and light banana. Peppercorns more abundant in the flavor than the nose but definetely becomes apparent late with a light but noticeable spicy tinge... Flavors are more of the same with the peppercorn getting a headstart while meshing well with the Belgian yeast profile. A light bitter finish also comes into play. Body is light and fluffy with the abv held in check. 7/4/7/4/14

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle from Binnyís Marcey. Guess Iíll be the first... Pours an attractive and hazy orangey gold with a huge rocky head, white, that persists to the end. The nose presents as quite fruity with a light white pepper slant, citrus and a vanilla thing. Some banana comes through as well. On tasting, it is again very fruity. The bitterness is really high here, perhaps a touch too much, particularly with the pepper and spices. Nice citrus and banana. Earthy black pepper brings some complexity. A bit sweet and bigger body than expected which kind of pulls it out of saison and into a just plain good Belgian beer. I can dig it.


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