pete4999 (932) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow pour, lots of yeasty sediment. I donít really get a ton of the citrus, though I do get a litle bit of orange, I suppose. Iíd say I get more flower in it than citrus fruit. Smooth and easy to drink, has a very velvety mouthfeel IMO.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (750ml) at Saloon League.] Pours a hazy copper with a large semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of herbs & spices, citrus, yeast, banana and grain. Flavour starts tart, then gets sweet, with lots of fruit (citrus and more), sweet malt, yeast, herbs and spices. Light bitter finish. Medium bodied. A little too sweet for the style (for me) but pretty good overall.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch # 157.
A: Pours a hazy peach color with a pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick ring with a wispy film still coating the top. Sticky sheets of lace are left down the glass.
S: Nice underlying citrus notes right off the bat. Slightly sweet with more of an orange flesh note to it. Once it warms up the yeasty notes come out with a little it of stone fruit and slight spice.
T: Normal saison notes are there with some the slightly spiced yeast, a little coriander with a hint of lavender. Itís not soapy, however. Light bready malt body provides a touch of sweetness and there is an ever so slight drying bitterness on the finish. Iím not getting as much zest as I would have hoped for, but it is there in the periphery.
M: Medium to light bodied with a nice dry texture. Medium carbonation level with a slight bitterness on the finish.
O: The zest was a little to understated in the taste for me, but the saison base was nice. Overall Iíd definitely have this again and itís probably the best Saison that Pipeworks has put out thus far.
Serving type: bottle
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carl: "Itís chilly out."
Me: "Tell me something I donít know."
"Two dogs were hung during the Salem witch trials."
"Fair enough, Carl."
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Perennialís Midwest Belgian Beer Festival - Pours hazy orange / yellow with an off-white head. The aroma has earthy saison yest, blood orange, grapefruit and medium toasted malt. It has a medium body that has some light huskiness and minor carbonation. The flavor starts with cellar must, lots of citrus, saison earthiness and light bugs. The finish has lingering citrus. Great saison.
drfabulous (3381) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from Binnyís downtown, I think. Citrus and flora. Big orange zest. Citrus all over. Not totally saison but tasty. It has a bit of the Citrus Ninja to it.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with overflowing foamy white head. Nose and taste of citrus zest, juicy hops, saison yeast, lemongrass, earthy malt, hay and light spice. Medium body. Refreshing.
olr1984 (712) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a golden yellow with a white head. Great beer for the summer. Citrus grapefruit aroma. Taste is the same with a bit of a spice finish.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at Jerryís. Clear orange with big, foamy, white head, good lacing / Somewhat muted nose of citrus rind, pine, spice, fruit bread / Light to medium body, good fruit and some sweetness, but very hoppy with some astringency, and bitter finish / Flavors of peach, mango, grapefruit, orange zest, cream, pine, clove, coriander / A little out of balance, with not enough fruit/body to balance out the big hops, but still very nice.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured amber golden/yellow with a nice forming, rocky head. This tasted great. Green, floral hops, with bright citrus and lemon zest. Some danky notes with a nice yeast presence especially in the finish. Some bread-like grains in there for a nice balance too.