Ratman197 (11234) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of straw, yeast, white pepper and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, whiote pepper and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering peppery finish.
Clownoisseur (362) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright golden color. Thin white fizzy head. Nice medium-heavy carbonation. Aromas of grassy hops, citrus rind, light bread and a bit of spice. Taste is a bit overly hoppy/bitter out of the gate...interesting pairing of the yeast and hops. A light fruit esters makes it’s way in to calm the bitterness. Pear, green apple, lemon and sweet grains. Interesting harmony here as this finishes moderately dry/bitter.
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, muled across the Midwest by my buddy Steve – thanks! Pours a clear golden with a thin ring of white head. Nose is an intriguing blend of pear and floral hops. Light barnyard mustiness and farmhouse yeast. At first sip, the sweetness from the pear lingers before giving way to a strong hop presence; in a good way. Piney too. The farmhouse vibe is still evident, but the use of the hops steals the show. Good stuff!
svandyke (105) - USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle- Pours that lovely straw color with a bit of head, though it is cloudy. Has a great earthy smell with a hint of citrus. An odd combination of sweet pear beginnings, a light sour middle and the combo of pear and hops. Fairly smooth.
cbfobes (2686) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to mikem409, pours a light hazy gold with a thin white head, aroma is earthy with a little bit of fruit and a hint of funk too, flavor has a light and funky front end with a hoppy and bitter finish, quite a bit of citrus mixed in as well, interesting.
ICEatALAMO (1130) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The pour is a light golden yellow. The aroma is mostly earthy funk, typical saison, the pear comes through faintly. The taste is rather light. A little more tasteless than what I was expecting. Finishes a little bitter and funky. Overall not a huge fan.
tom10101 (3883) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12 oz). From Mark, thanks! Clear golden with a medium white head, some retention and some lacing. Aroma is peppery/spicy and yeasty with hints of pear and herbal notes. Taste is also peppery and yeasty with hints of pear and a sticky bitter herbal finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Decent Saison. The herbal finish is too powerful and sticky for my liking and I’m not sure the pear really helps the beer (it probably hinder drinkability), but otherwise this is a good peppery Saison.
Mark_Eck (1131) - - FEB 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great aroma of pears and peaches. Initial taste is also sweet with pears and peaches but then a strong bitterness.
blackflag321 (565) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Snifter. Slight haze, orange/gold. Pear stands out, but not in a sweet fruity way. Decent but not great.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of orange, biscuit, caramel and vanilla. Peppery flavour with slight sweetness. High carbonation.
Bottle from Merchants of Wine in Dearborn, MI. 2013-12-28