48FanInCali (753) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orangish gold pour with white head and some retention. Very bubbly for a saison. Nose and taste of straw, lemons, oranges, and faint spices. Funk is subdued a little too much. Actually quite enjoyable overall.
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jmagnus87 (2746) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange with minimal head. Aroma is slightly funky with some citrus and a little caramel. Taste is very lightly bitter amd medium-light sweet. Loads of orange and citrus with a little spicy pepper. Darn good beer.
Scrapersnbeer (1492) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Musty orange peel, sweet caramel and white pepper aroma. Glowing orange. Mild citrus sweetness and a touch of yeast funk. Not really a spicy beer. Kind of tangy is a tropical way, which I guess is mandarins talking. Not dry like a crisp saison, instead a heavy washout for a body. Very American take on a Belgian style.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This and the plum beer are standouts. Lovely mixture of orange and a touch of pepper. Just enough to taste but overpowering. Easy to drink. Pours almost a reddish color.
after4ever (6315) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375. Thanks A! Pours a hazy pale amber with a dense and fizzy whitish head. Musty hay-like nose, hovering right on the verge between funky wet hay and old dirty laundry. No real spicy or peppery esters, and not a love of peppercorn or mandarin orange on the nose either. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Mandarin starts to show up on the mid palate, very mildly. A little hay-like funk on the mid palate, but the peppercorns don’t show up until the finish. Overall, it’s solid, but very restrained.
M82 (340) - Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Sunday, February 2, 2014
The fruity esters and adjuncts in this one have developed and meshed nicely with six months aging at 55-60º
Pour is consistent with fresh serving, cherry cobbler and apple pie merge into mandarin orange with a toasted caramel finish; the development of the rich cherry and additional bready notes are enjoyable bumping the score up a touch
Friday, June 28, 2013
A satisfying Saison with a solid toffee malt base to accompany traditional earthy esters and fruit
A clear dried apricot body supports a 2" mildly frothy bone white head settling to a medium to thin sheet with several short arcs of lace
Mellow earthy floral perfume backed by toffee and light citrus oil, a solid backing of lightly peppered cantaloupe and honeydew, rich for a Saison, smooth to oily texture with very tight sharp carbonation, oily citrus and earth residuals fade into nutty toffee
12.7oz cork and cage bottle code 3108616:16 @ 45°
queenholly (3035) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet orange, banana, caramel, and light yeasty aroma. Clear copper with a small white head. Sweet orange, spicy, yeasty flavor, with a very mild bitter finish. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.
marcus (6864) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber wit a rich off-white head and an orange and toffee aroma. There is a fruity caramel malt flavor with a yeasty presence and a spicy finish.
baraciisch (2068) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange in color... Aroma of citrus, oranges, honey.... Flavor is spicy grains, mandarins are prevalent... Belgian yeast finish... Nice beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SrSilliGose (3278) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from local shop. present, but muted black pepper intermingles with a muddled rustic earthy dough. too big. okay.