JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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
JoePeesie (859) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
ryecatcher (784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Godofthecellar (668) - 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
nsquishee (598) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
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, didnít 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. Itís heavier on the earth than citrus, and the alcohol seems a bit strong for a saison. The spices keep it interesting enough, though.