crajun (822) - , Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
really enjoyed this; aroma was slight fruit, wood. ought pour with big white head. taste was light; slight fruit; slightly creamy. good version of the style.
blutt59 (5913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, hazy orange color with short white foam, aroma is yeasty fruits, flavor is good smoke, orange peel, yeasty bread, substantial finish
mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy gold with a puffy white head. nose is earth, light smoke, spices, yeast, herbs, and faintly sweet. very smooth on the palate, heavy yeast flavor upfront backed by fruit, spice, pepper, and earth.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma has hints of farmhouse, grass, citrus, just a bit of vegitable and earthy. Flavor is very much the same with a bit more kick that includes a graininess with hints of white pepper and very Smokey. Light-medium mouthfeel with spritzy carbonation. Overall, solid stuff!!!
CLevar (375) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Hopper. Pour is a very hazy copper cold, with a lasting billowing white head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing. Kinda muddy looking with lots of carbonation. Aroma is quite nice: lots of white fruit, light pepper, slightly burnt white sugar, cool mix of phenolics and floral sweetness. Slightly grassy and herbal/bitter green veggies. I actually really dig this aroma, which opens up to a bit more smoke it warms. Unfortunately, the taste really falls flat. Starts with muddled smokiness, moving to flat metallic tones. Fruit and pepper present in the nose just doesn’t come through. Too bad. Slightly thin. Just ok.
EDIT: OK as this warms up closer to room temp, the body fills out a bit more, and the pepper and stone fruit is back. Still not great, but not as off as when cold.
djd07 (2536) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick creamy off white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt, pepper snd citrus. Medium mouthfeel with a buttery smoke and pepper with lingering dry finish. A good saison from Ranger Creek.
Suttree (4742) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to rougeau13 for the trade! Murky gold, big frothy head. Smells nice - lemon, some funk. Very soft palate. I get some woody notes, some nutty, grassy flavors, and some wieny flavors, too. Pretty tasty stuff.
bleeng (1461) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours light slightly hazy yellow. Mild pepper yeasty nose. Taste starts off with a pepper flavor, with some waxy notes. Almost too hot/spicy. A little yeasty and a very light body. Not as bad as a lot of previous reviews.
sjohnny (305) - - SEP 21, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Beautiful wax dipped hand numbered bottle gave me high hopes that I had found a good Texas craft beer. Looked good in the glass. Nice golden color. Tasted good for about 3 seconds. Very yeasty, flat, light bodied, woody flavors - and not in the good way.
Labfrogg (4) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Holy Cow........this is the worst thing ever. Don’t let the wax dipped top and numbered bottle fool ya....rot gut.