Awktoberfest (250) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Powerfully overpowering... Anything "saison" about this beer is just completely overpowered by the veges...cucumber celery etc etc... Some peppercorn comes through but this beer is weird...vegetable Smoothie saison....I'd say avoid...
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Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from batch #202 at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. The beer is an orange-gold color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cucumbers and fruit. Medium body with flavors of cucumber, yeast and mild spice. The finish is fruity with a short cucumber aftertaste. Decent overall.
changeup45 (1699) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting beer. Pours a nice golden color with a full off-white head on top. Thereís a lot of the cucumber showing in the aroma. Thatís joined by some yeast, flowers, and straw. More celery than cucumber in the flavor department but both are certainly noticeable. A bit sweet and tangy but this does have the peppercorn to contrast that a bit. A lot of vegetable character here. Light straw and yeast but not much funk. A touch heavy in the body but it never seems like a chore to drink. Itís a bit strange and a beer that definitely grew on me as I drank it. I think if it were a little lighter I would have really liked it.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of pepper, celery, cucumber - nice and spicy, and ph did i mention vegtables. A clear amber pour with a thin, non-lasting, white head and no lacing. The taste is interesting - vegetable/sweet. YEAH! Pepper, spice, vegetables, combined with a subtle sweetness. Medium-light body and crisp champaign-like carbonation. Overall, this was an unusual tasting beer that I found completely captivating. Will buy more of it.
jtclockwork (6914) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dirty gold with white head. Nose and taste is cucumber forward, celery seed, peppercorn, light spicy malt, lemongrass and saison yeast. Medium body. Prickly carbonation.
Damico (2303) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours murky dark lemon with a decent white head. The aroma brings big celery, some cucumber, and a nuttiness (almost peanut butter), and some apple, interesting. The flavor is less earthy, but bringing big cucumber, lightly sweet and delicious, with a nice effervescence on the body as well.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle share. Orange pour with a nice dense white head. Aroma is banana and bubble gum and cucumber and cotton candy and pepper. Very muddled. The banana and cucumber seem to be the predominate aromas. Flavor is sweet and savory and just strange. I wanted to mix this in a bloody mary to accentuate the cucumber and mask the banana. This has the potential to be a really interesting beer with just about any other yeast. The saison Belgian notes werenít doing it any favors.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 Golden pour. Smell is banana, yeast notes, bready malt, cucumber. The flavor is cucumber, fruit, and spice. Itís decent.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch #202
A: Pours a hazy orange color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a white ring. Splotchy lace.
S: Iím definitely getting some fresh cut cucumber with a bright fruity note. Light caraway seed with some minimal yeast notes.
T: Cucumber, some light lime, caraway seed and some minimal bitterness. Light yeasty notes, sort of chalky with some fruity esters. Light peppery spice. Malt sweetness in the body and finish.
M: Prickly carbonation, light body. A tad sweet on the finish. Slightly drying.
O: They definitely executed the flavor profile they were looking for. A little to sweet and tangy for me, but the brightness is there. Saison base gets slightly lost among the fresh flavors.
BBB63 (5699) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 bottle and served in my PW snifter: pours a hazy golden with a greenish hue and a fading fizzy head. The aroma has big notes of cucumber juice, peppery vapours from the Pink Peppercorns and yeast, veggie notes from the celery, and some wheat husks. The taste is full of nice cucumber twang but I wished the pepper notes was more forceful. Sadly I also noticed the same veggie overtones i discovered when drinking Flat 12 Cucumber Kolsch. The mouth feel is not as dry as hoped but does have good body. Of all the PW Saisons this is my least favorite but I do like that the Cucumber which is front and center.