Godofthecellar (495) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours apricot with half inch of white foamy head which clears out after the first sip. smell and taste of yeast, dough which leaves a pepper after note that stays on your tongue. Not spicy, but the pepper is prominent. surprisingly refreshing
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, golden orange pour, thick white head. Some citrus, earth, and banana aroma. Fruity and earth taste, didn’t really have the spice I expected. Solid brew, but not what I was expecting.
msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. It’s heavier on the earth than citrus, and the alcohol seems a bit strong for a saison. The spices keep it interesting enough, though.