Beerenberger (1107) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: citrus and pineapple. Appearance: a cloudy amber with a non-lasting white head and no lacing. Taste: pineapple, citrus, and biscuit with an alcohol dry finish. Mouthfeel: medium-light body and crisp. Overall: very rewarding.
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KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, thick golden orange with a head as thick and tall as, um, something REALLY thick and tall. Aroma is bready lemon zest shavings with a touch of attic must and old wood. Light whisps of rosy hops in there too. Flavor is buttery smoke with light notes of pepper, bread, and a touch of orange. Some dark fruit tries to emerge but decides to sit back down. Really interesting flavor; the smoke would seemingly detract but in this case it adds to the complexity and enjoyment. Slippery mouthfeel. This oneís a winner in my book.
llcooldave (986) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rock on! Iím the first San Antonio Rater (to my knowledge). Smells like a Belgian golden ale, some spice, banana and fruity malt esters. Cloudy honey color in the glass, very fizzy as others have noted. A bit straightforward Belgian golden ale taste until you get to the aftertaste, some peach and pepper, with a touch of cinnamon. The flavor lasts a long time on the palate. Overall, a very nice brew. glad I picked up more than one.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. nose is fruit, some citrus, some pineapple. Something phenolic. Iíd guess Brett if I didnít know it was smoke. well played. Just orange without much head. Flavor is yeast-forward, with lots of depth. Fruit and flowers. The vaguest smoke. So well balanced and complex. Gorgeous.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a saison with smoked malts!?! .. fuck ya iím in!!. .. getting mostly light smoke, wheat and a touch of yeast .. . fizzy as a soda .. . clean, light mouth .. . medium finish .. an interesting experiment, i like this!! .. . i used google..
rougeau13 (1766) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden orange with a small soapy off-white head. Aroma of toast, banana, peach, and smoke. Taste is sweet, slightly soapy, and pretty bitter with cardboard. Fizzy, sticky, medium bodied, and quite dry. Itís a mess.
kidmartinek (2965) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes like a smoked Belgian beer. The first Iíve ever had with this unique of a flavor profile. Hazy yellow color. Tiny white head. No appreciable lacing. Light.fruity smoky aroma. Stronger smoky flavor most resembling the natural sugaryness and sweetness of apricot. Smoked Belgian beer, weird. Smoked Belgian beer, good. Where am I getting Belgian from. This isnít even a Belgian, but its obvious the yeast to brew it came from there at one time.
ttoadee (462) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold pour, fluffy off-white head to start. Nose is yeast, light smoke and peach(?). Medium sweet on the tongue. Finish starts sweet but is dried out by by funky yeast and smoked malt. Interesting.
Went quite well with a chicken pannini with artichoke, roasted bells and prosciutto.
Crispy34 (281) - Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured carefully into glass. I noticed a lot of carbonation at first. Very cloudy, light copper appearance. You can tell by the aroma that it is a saison, but with the aroma of dark fruits. This ale tastes of Belgian yeast at first and finishes of dry, sweet fruit. The mouth feel is fizzy, and finishes dry and that saison sour feel. Good job, Ranger Creek, on a drinkable Saison that this drinker will actually buy again, even though he usually skips the Belgians.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(375ml bottle) very cloudy light beer, fine white bubbles. Nose of smoke, peach, Belgian yeast, bit funky, apricot. Taste is funky and smoky, sawdust and very woody, dry as hell and some off flavors here. Not great.