drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewed by Chris Rafferty. p clr straw wh head n hay pepper cardamom fl cardamom more card sweet Grainy thing okay. a cardamom bomb and filtered, just bad.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Golden with a lasting, fluffy white head. Tons of spicy cardamom in the aroma with a touch of fruity and dusty yeast underneath. The flavor is on the dry side with a strong spice in the finish and some fruitiness holding it together. Seems rather one dimensional with all that cardamom, but I was getting into it.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear gold with a white head. Noise is spicy, pepper, and coriander. Little bit of yeast and banana. Well made saison.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at RBC. Pours a mostly clear gold with fluffy white head that lasts to the bottom. Nose is spicy, cardamom, white pepper and coriander. Yeast is the dominant character, though a bit too much banana perhaps. On taste, more of the prickly pepper type notes, lemon and cardamom. Pretty well made saison and the first Belgian I’ve had from Chris, iirc. Nice.