j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Paul’s housewarming tasting. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Sweet and a little grainy with a touch of musk on the nose. Sweet and faintly oxidized. Malty, sweet caramel and a touch of sweet grain. Tasty, but not a ton going on.
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of banana jolly rancher, candy fruit, baked bread and yeast. Medium body.
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Epic Beer Fest Denver 2013. Pours a dark orange appearance with a tan head. Bubblegum, tangy fruity, light bretty, vanilla aroma. Somewhat toasty malty, mild caramel, a bit funky, light barnyard, light toffee, somewhat fruity, candy flavor. Kind of interesting.
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Epic Beer Festival 2013. Pour is clear amber in appearance with a big cream head. Musty fruity, somewhat tangy, bicuity, honey, phenolic, and doughy atoma. Taste is phenols, some banana, cranberry, light caramel, tangy, dark fruity, doughy, and biscuity. Light body with high carbonation. Not bad, but kind-of a let down for me.
jhamp9 (1034) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy brown with a quickly fading off white head. Aroma is slightly tart apple, raisin, caramel, and a hint of wood. Taste is apple, earthy, malty, and a little funk. Very sweet overall. Flat with little carbonation.
mikedR (1145) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interesting saison -- bolder than others in sour/wildness. A little oaky too!
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djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange with large frothy off white head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is an earthy yeast and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet fruit and light caramel malt with nice light spice finish. A good saison from De Proef.
cmonster (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium sized tan head. Fig, fruits, caramel and yeast aroma. Medium sweet flavor with hops and carbonation to balance. Med-light body, good carbonation, creamy texture, and an oily bitter finish. The appearance and nose suggest malt sweetness, but there are plenty of hops in there. I agree with the style classification as the mouthfeel is there, but could also go as a Belgian Strong ale. It’s a very good beer nonetheless.
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruit, wood, and a little sour funk in the aroma. Flavor is sweet and fruity, with a little sour and alcohol bite in the finish. Good, but not great.
jbruner (2285) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darker than you expect for a saison, but most other characteristics in appearance match. Aroma has all the fruity notes, but no real funk beyond the typical belgian yeast. I think the imperial part puts it closer to a belgian strong than a saison. Good balance in the spice, but lacking the funk to make it farmhouse. Alcohol is present but not overbearing. Pretty good.