SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to photomike. Hazy gold-orange with a huge lasting head. This sucker was pretty damn carbonated for a bomber. The aroma is a nice mix of fresh hops and spicy yeast with spiced orange and lemon character. There is also an underlying cracker-like maltiness that leans on a bready base, but doesn’t fully get there. The mouthfeel is big on this one (in an importance sense) with lots of carbonation aiding in a very dry feel, with the bubbles scraping any residual sugar right off of your tongue. Peppery yeast notes and lemon peel fruitiness. Medium bitterness with a good amount of hop flavor. Light in body and obviously airy but after awhile, the carbonation mellows out, leaving a smother feel and an actual dryness from a nice low finishing gravity, carbonation notwithstanding. A nice beer, and quite drinkable.
Sammy (9145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle ’N’ Hum. Strong aromas, with white pepper. Cloudy white head and white lace. Good bitterness edge to it. Unique saison, very American and bold spice.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bottle, Oct 2009, batch 9, with thanks to Beastiefan2k. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma is peppery, with more spice and a nice citrus bite. Flavor is also peppery, with more spice a less citrus. A nice saison, thanks for sharing Eugene.
Haslinger (866) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a nice hazy orange with a frothy head. The nose is a nice spicy citrus mix with a hint of hops. Very mild spice in the initial taste. This beer is very easy to drink. I could drink this all afternoon
RobChase (7) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is a honey-gold hue. Nose is subtle, laden with spicy ginger, and a touch of banana. Subtle toasty notes as well. Mouthfeel is gorgeous, with a surprisingly rich and creamy body. It drops off a bit sooner than I would like however. Gingerbread, clove and a bit of spice on the palate, with a nice dry finish. Though the creamy body tapers off early, the flavors linger substantially longer.
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
(from notebook. drank 1/21/2010)
Rich, copper hue with big, pillowy head. Creamy-looking. Yeasty, mildly peppery smell. A litle funky and barnyardy but nice. Sharp on tongue and drier than I expected. Finishes very dry, almost astringent.
Paired with pan-seared scallops. Not earth-shattering but a very nice saison. Worth stocking up on.
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rattle-N-Hum in NYC. Pours golden in color with a dusty white head. Smells of white pepper and yeast. tastes of each with added notes of bitter hops and lemon zest. Nice.
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours hazy golden with small white head. aroma is light and sweet with barnyard and open fields and spices.. drinks with a bitter hop bite, mild malt, musty, spices, hay. fairly bitter but has a nice citrus as it warms.
nickd717 (3592) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade. Pours a somewhat hazy golden color with a creamy lasting white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is very peppery with funk and bready pale malt. Flavor is great, yeasty and peppery, with pale malt and floral hops. Medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation and long finish. Drinkability is high, as this beer keeps you wanting more. This was my first Pretty Things beer, and is an absolute winner.
vtafro (4057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, thanks Jeff. Dark golden pour with white head. Wheaty, spices, citrus, and pine aroma and flavor but its slightly a mess.