Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz handbottle from treyrab, thanks for the hookup Trey. Rating #37. Pours light gold with an almost green glow to it, it’s actually pretty close to looking like honey, very interesting color. Nice fruity peach aroma, it also had a touch of apple as well, kind of similar aromas so it could just be the peach on it’s own. Sweet and juicy, almost like a peach juice with bubbles, very light and pretty easy to drink, but it was just the slightest bit sweet, not bad otherwise. (1088)
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy yellow with a big white head. Nose of peaches, Belgian yeast, sweet malt and a bit of tartness. Sweet and somewhat syrupy peach flavor with some tartness in the finish. Not a big fan of peach, but this was a well made beer (although it could have used a bit more balance between sweet and sour). Makes me think it might be worth the 7 hour drive the next time they tap the Phoenix.
adrian910ss (2351) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy honey yellow gold with a medium white head. Aroma of peaches, peach puree and wheat. Taste of fresh peach nectar, ripe peaches, honey and wheat. Excellent !!
Sammy (8565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at the brewpub. Cloudy yellow, some head, very lacey. A little too peachy than saison but I am quibling about a nicely drinkable beer. Would have liked more subtly and balance, as per the aroma. Average mouthfeel.
KornDogg (529) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ brewpub. Golden body with medium head... sweet peach aroma... flavor is filled with tart, yet sweet peach flavor... not as tart as a festina peche... lower alcohol content which makes it very easy to drink..
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Selins Grove. Hazy golden with a pure white head. Aroma is fresh peach, earthy yeast, and wheat. Sweet flavor with some sourness. Light to medium body with very active carbonation and a dry tart mouth feel. This was an amazing beer, hard to describe how good it was. The peach flavors were the most natural fruit flavors I’ve ever had in a beer and never got too sweet or overpowering. Master craftsmanship.
vtafro (3254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ brewpub. Hazy golden pour with light head. Light fruit, peaches, and possible tart note in the nose. Very sweet flavors, peaches, apricots, light citrus. Almost tastes light peach ring candy. Very different and enjoyable.
Slipstream (2009) - USA - OCT 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 Another thank you to Adrian for sharing a growler from Selins Grove. Light, floral peach scent. Saison de peche has a flavor of peach compote, maybe some pear, melon, apple, and brown sugar. I noted a little lemon in the aftertaste. Very fruity, in other words, and not like any other beer I have had. This stuff is delicious!
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy shit this is the best fruit beer I have ever tasted. Saison? I don’t think so. Fucking bad as fruit beer? Oh hell yeah. This beer is all fresh peaches and apricots. I can taste tart stone fruit skins and sweet flesh of said stone fruits. Holy crap this is just plain amazing.
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to FooFaa for sending such a rare treat my way. Growler poured into my DFH snifter produced a short lasting white head that faded away to nothing. The color of the brew was a wonderful hazy peach/orange.
The aroma of peach is right in your face as you bring the snifter to your mouth. As it warms the funk comes out in the smell as well. The flavor is really complex. Yes it fruity, of course it’s peach but the tartness of the saison adds a wonderful dimension to the brew. Keeping the sweetness of the peach at bay and making this brew an incredible drinking experience. The feel is my mouth is the light side of medium with a slight carbonation present. Crisp and clean would be a good way to sum it up.
I will have no problem finishing this growler. The alcohol is light enough to drink a couple of these and it is tasty enough to want to. A great brew that I would love to have again.
Serving type: growler