BBB63 (5693) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Dfonorow (1023) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Mash Tun Festival 2013. Hazy golden with a white head. Nose is of pepper spice, flowers, pale malts, and earth. Flavor is a bit spicy as well with notes of wood, herbal hops, grass, earth, and peppercorn. A pepper saison? No thanks.
jjgmd (1187) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy yellow golden pour with a large white light head. Nose is yeasty and champagne like, and spicy. Taste is fruity and sweet with a peppery ending/. Finishes is moderately long, spicy with a peppery ending/ A very tasteful saison, via Archer Liquors, Chicago. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1152) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a white head and sweet aroma of peppercorns and spices. Taste is sweet, nice spice and fruit notes with a touch of peppercorn and lemon zest leading to a dry finish. Very drinkable, nice saison
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from batch #40 at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. The beer is a slightly cloudy yellow-gold color with a medium off-white head that evaporates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of peppercorns, yeast and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of peppery yeast, toasted malt and citrus. The finish is fruity with an herbal yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
rxeight (968) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 151. Aroma is a very zesty lemony farmhouse. Touch or Belgian yeast. Taste starts golden Belgian single and finishes with a lemon and pepper burst. Lots of carbonation.
joeneugs (2765) - 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.
swoopjones (5219) - 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
changeup45 (1698) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Batch 152. A glowing golden-orange color pours out of the bottle with a nice thick fluffy white head. A firm layer sticks around for the long haul. Really enjoy the aroma here; soft yeast and straw pair well with fruity notes of apple, pear, and strawberry. Light pepper mixes in as well as floral notes, that’s initially restraint until this breathes a bit and a stronger rose scent comes out. Lively in the mouth with cracker, yeasty, and floral sweetness. A light touch of fruity esters, yeast, straw, and rose peddles provide this with some good depth. Dry and peppery finish with plenty of floral sweetness hanging around. Refreshingly light despite the abv with a really good balance of sweetness from flowers, fruit, and crackers and dry, spicy notes from the Peppercorns. Yep, good one.
brokensail (9806) - 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.
jandd1983 (2039) - 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.