swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. slightly hazed witish yellow pour. sweet notes, not overly peppery, floral fruity notes. nice saison
joeneugs (2616) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ryecatcher (550) - 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.
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.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DrnkMcDermott (2718) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle at the FoBAB documentary party. Very nicely malty with a little bit of spice, although I totally missed the peppercorns. Instead, I thought the taste was very savory like a good Belgian beer. Touch of funk. A lot of yeast swirled up from the bottom.
Godofthecellar (496) - 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
jandd1983 (1911) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a hazy pale yellow with a white head. The aroma was of light spice with sweet grain and a hint of light red fruits. The taste was of sweet grains, light spice, peppercorn and light fruits with Belgian yeast and slightly bitter grass. Very good.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale orange pour with a white head. Lots of pepper, bread, and cracker. Somewhat cheesy, a touch of citrus zest, yeast, and some coriander. The flavor is lightly sweet with some bread and cracker malt notes. Lots of pepper, some lemon zest, orange, coriander, and yeast.
madvike (2403) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.