locarboy (129) - USA - MAY 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 cap and cork 750ml bottle from Binny’s. Copper color with white, ample head. A bit cloudy - I drank it as soon as I got it home. Acidic, spicy flavor with some hints of wood. Tasted like a wine cellar smells. I thought the hop bitterness was just right for the style. The yeast was a bit on the barnyard side, but I like that in a farm house ale. Different in so many ways to DuPont. This one has character.
May 2011 update. Recently I purchased two bottles of this saison about 3 weeks apart at Binny’s in Chicago. Unfortunately, both bottles were TOTALLY lacking in carbonation. I am letting my previous rating remain, although this is an almost inexcusable flaw for a brewery.
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een lekkere saison zoals het hoort te zijn. Ik vond het lekker maar drink dan ook wel eens graag een saison
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Golden cloudy orange pour with a medium off white frothy head. Aroma of tangerines, hay, yeast and barnyard funk. Medium to full bodied with a puckering slightly sour finish.
Lukaduke (2112) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gusher. Pours a rich orange golden color with three fingers of fizzy white foam. Nose is interesting, some trace acetone with layers of citrus pith, grapefruit juice, musty hay, rotten tangerines. The palate follows the weirdness of the nose but settles into a citrus forward tangerine juice and musty old hay. Actually there are parts of this beer I really enjoy but there is a small part of it that I despise. At the $8.99 price point I think Ill grab a few more and continue this expedition into Saison de Pipaix.
MarcoDL (2133) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty saison. Has the usual notes of dry grass and hops, but also has a light taste of pepper. Good.
Tejas (869) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught > Mikkeler Bar. Just as it says. Dry and black pepper spicy. This is good. Lots of orange on the nose. Refreshing.
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Wim (2712) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
at my home amber colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast floral hop aroma a spicy yeast grain hop dry bitter taste with a bitter finish
tom10101 (2698) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml) @ Bier Circus. Hazy bright golden/copper with a medium mostly lasting white head and little lacing. Aroma is of orange peel, ginger, grassy notes, molasses, spices and earthy/mineral notes. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately acidic with orange peel, ginger, earthy presence, caramel/molasses and light grass. Medium body, though it’s a bit thin at times. Low carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Quenching and quite tasty. Very interesting to try and really different from usual actual Saison.
Beerhunter111 (7081) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes orangegelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig, Citrus, würzig. Geschmack würzig malzig, Citrus, minimal bitter, hefig.
Brew_xls (13) - - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
AROMA of bitter chocolate, like mint chocolate. Spices like pepper, fresh and fruity. APPEARANCE is a cloudy orange with nothing special. Foam didn’t last and carbonation was just alright. TASTE is interesting with agrumes (orange), peach and spices. lots of spices. PALATE doesn’t last long. some light acidity. OVERALL a good Saison with interesting spice additions but some aspect where not really well managed. Poured from 33cl bottle from fridge in Teku glass.
mike_77 (3026) - NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a hazy orange colour. Flat, no head. Aroma has spice, aniseed, yeast. Spicy and sour taste. Yeasty and dry finish. Possibly defective.