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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4876) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
DC tasting thanks to noodleuser. Hazy tan yellow body. Sweet, but very true to style, belgo mouthfeel. Excellent, really well executed. Fruity and big yeast esters. Really mile with the peppercorn. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4586) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3886) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
22 oz. bottle. It pours a cloudy light yellow/orange color with a massive white head. The aroma is wheat, orange, apricots and some pepper. Not as peppery as I was expecting. The flavor is on the sweet side with orange marmalade, dried apricot and lots of pepper. Wheat backbone with lots of effervescence. Nice but a bit cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3623) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2012
22 oz. bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Pours a hazed orange pour with a thick eggshell colored head, which quickly fades. Aroma of peach, nectarine, spicy yeast, and peppercorns. Flavor is fruity, mild sweetness cut by the the spicy peppercorns. Mild apricot and pear, with a strong belgian yeast notes. It finishes with peppercorn in the back of the throat. Medium bodied, nice refreshing carbonation. Finishes semi-dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3167) - 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.

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