bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, orange, berries, and bread. Flavor of grass, orange, herbs, and peach.
jcwattsrugger (10889) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 bottle-Natifest courtesy Tmoney99-pours a big tight foamy light tan head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is sweet grain-caramel, spice, yeast. Taste is sweet light/medium malt, spice hops, light fruit, yeast.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a Baltimore tasting with BeerandBlues2, sonnycheeba and snoworsummer. Hazy deep golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of light funk, white pepper. Taste is hay and straw. OK.
Tmoney99 (9949) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle shared at Natifest ’11. Poured hazy orange color with a large frothy white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy yeast and fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable beer.
BeerandBlues2 (8978) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is black pepper, ginger, and earthy notes, wheat and cereal malt, pear and apple esters. Flavor is spicy and peppery, wheat and biscuit malt, light fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Ratman197 (8824) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of slowjohn ( thanks Dan) poured a cloudy orange with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of pear, yeast, pineapple, straw and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, fruittiness, yeast, light spice and light carmel with a crisp dry finish.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, whitish head. Aroma is lightly spicy, some lemon notes, bready. Flavor is a tad sweeter and not as spicy or yeasty as expected. Dave is right, this one is kinda not a saison, but still good.
Drake (7828) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #131. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of pale malt, honey, dust, vegetal notes. Taste is sweet bready malt, honey, spice, herbal hops. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade. Pours with a clear golden body and a fading rocky white head. Aromas are ester forward, very fruit, strawberries, grainy, straw and grass. Flavors are grassy, grainy, lightly tart, estery, fruity, stone fruit, malty. A bit sweet. Yeasty. Lively bubbles, dry.
3fourths (7762) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Rubber / cork in the nose, maybe it’s old, maybe it’s not in good shape, hard to tell. Phenolic, yeasty, lightly hoppy / grassy, some cobwebs and citrus pith, melon rind and such. Not a very pleasant aroma, the drywall / caulk and rubber notes are off-putting. Medium body, high carbonation, juicy noble hops give it some lemon and lime punch. Malt is baguette and crackers but seems stale. Hot alcohols in the finish.