Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sourness, dark fruit, figs, and a hint of citrus on the nose. Pours a cloudy apple cider amber with a mostly lasting off-white head and moderate laciing. The taste is a bit of sour funk, some bread, with green apple and sour cherry notes. The finish is earthy and dry. Light bodied, crisp with high carbonation…as soon as I released the wire cage, the cork tried to rocket it’s way through my ceiling! Overall, complex and enjoyable.
NordicV (982) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Efter att ha överlevt attacken från korken som flög upp i taket hällde jag upp den grumligt bruna ölen med ett litet och snabbt försvinnande skum. Doft mer av en suröl än saison och dubbel. Äpplen och viss jästighet. Samma i smaken med en otrevlig bismak av klister som dök upp då och då.
KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle. The pour was a murky cranberry brown with an average (1-2 finger) off white fizzy head that dissipated so fast I had trouble capturing it in a picture, and it basically possessed no lacing at all. Also when I released the retainer on the cork it shot out all on its own, WOW that’s what I call carbonated.
The aroma was nice and tart right off the bat with a strong Brett yeast presence and a big note of ripe dark fruit (grapes, plums, and raspberry) and a slight hint of caramel.
The taste was exceptionally tart with a bold sweet fruity presence throughout, and then had a funky yeast taste work its way into the mix with a mildly sweet and sour fruity ending. Flavor lasted only a short while following the swallow, with the fruity sourness fading quickly leaving behind a slight metallic taste.
Mouthfeel was light in body and very dry in texture with a strong fizzy carbonation.
Overall this is one fantastic Saison with a nice sour Brett yeast presence; in fact I have never tasted anything like it to date. I will definitely be trying anything that this brewer puts out...
robforbes (2030) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy dark amber with a very, very, large tan head, above average carbonation, and good lacing.
smell is yeast, caramel, malt, and a touch of spice.
taste is creamy, malt, maple syrup, a touch of spice, and dark fruits. ends thick.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells sour and malty. Slightly sour with raisin and earth. Very highly carbonated. Overall very tasty.
bth122 (1110) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle, at Deerfield Beach, FL. Got at the beer/bottle store in Pampano. Copper color, lucsious carbonated head. Lively. Aroma of coriander, slight orange peel, belgium yeast. Medium sweetness. Slight sour taste. Slight funky finish. Clove tasting. Ripe fruits Medium bodied. Slight alchohol finish. Not bad
jw0406 (650) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle pours an amber brown color with a small white head. Aromas of raisins, earthy, belgian yeast. Medium bodies with some sourness at the end. Good beer.
Leighton (9629) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on the train to Brussels for Paul’s Pre-Wedding Boys n Beers Weekend of Fun. This beer pours a cloudy, ruby-brown with a small, white head. There’s some definite ripe and slightly tangy fruit in the aroma. Also some raisins and caramel. The flavor is very sweet, with lots of caramel, bread, dry fruit, leather, toast and ripe citrus. Full in body with fine carbonation. Warm finish with leathery ripe fruits, light earthy bitterness and toasty malts. There is certainly some apparent age on this beer (I’ve had it for two+ years) but it’s very nice with some interesting character.
dagimp (673) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a corked n caged 750ml. Now I know why they cage them. Once I removed the cage, the cork slowly worked its way out and then fired at the ceiling. I thought I put a dent in the drywall but I didn’t. CAREFUL!!!! Plenty of fizz white head that disappears into absolutely nothing, leaving no lacing. Mouthfeel is dreadful. Just fizz and water; tastes like over-carbonated seltzer. Aroma, however, is awesome! Light raspberries, booze and lemon, yum! Taste is kinda murky, just like the brown color. Mainly water, vinegar, light raspberries, dirt, funk and dented drywall. The rest of the bottle is a drain pour. Meh, this wasn’t very good even at $8 a bottle.
pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel brown....big, fluffy head. Aroma is funky....and fruity. The flavor is dark fruit followed by a nice sour bite. Great mouthfeel.....crisp, but full. My only complaint is the alcohol presence. A few years in a cellar would be nice.