mkel07 (4880) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel 260516. Make no mistake this is a seriously good beer that looks amazing in the glass with a deep orange colour and a head that is there one minute and gone the next. Aroma is quite subtle with citrus and some sweetness mixed in with it. In the mouth there is the flavour that you get when you bite into a segment of a fresh sweet mandarin and right back in the finish there is a peppery kick, again subtle. Well brewed as are all Sierra Nevada beers.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden yellow with minimal fizzy head. Musty hay aromas with a dry slightly fruity taste.
Shark_Pants (565) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Fairly clear amber pour with a much smaller beige head than normally created by a saison. Sweet aromas of honey, mandarin, coriander, only a little straw, some bubblegum(?). The taste is also quite sweet - prominent candi sugar, slightly burned toffee, lemon, mandarin, lots of spice, fresh crusty bread, a little straw. Dry finish. Medium to full bodied and very lightly acidic. Quite enjoyable but more in line with a spiced belgian golden strong ale than a saison.
gururyan (714) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into snifter, can taste all the notes described on bottle. A touch bright and carbonated, but a decent brew.
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xfire73 (70) - - JAN 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange aroma and kind of flower
taste orange, a bit carbonated and spicy
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small head clear orange pour medium carbonation aromas peppery very citrusy yeast lots of spice banana grain the flavours clove orange mandarin the real juicy taste of citrus takes me back years how easy they were to peel when I was a kid pepper taste nutmeg banana grain flavour the finish nothing new but a good tasting Saison like the flavours of hop and spice sweetness is good very well done
willisread (2036) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Stone in Asagaya. Pours a hazy orange with a small foamy ring that lasts throughout on the edge of the glass. Orange marmalade, honey tea, apple and light citrus compote. Crazy sweet on the palate...like marmalade sweet. Bread and honey like body that weighs down the beer and starts to get a little cloying. Peppercorns on the finish. Not bad, but too sweet and heavy for my kind of saison.
leinielover (31) - - NOV 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am a fan of Saison-style... And this one certainty does not disappoint. In fact, I believe this could be my favorite beer of this fall.
Bottle at home. Mouthfeel is bread, creamy. All spice, pepper, maybe a little honey. Nice citrus notes. Love this beer.
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OmegaX (1371) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, purchased from ABC Winter Haven. Aroma is Belgian yeast, peppery, hay or straw notes. Pours a golden blonde with a fluffy white head that dies out. Flavor is crisp citrus notes, some peppery flavors, spices. Overall, it’s quite dry. Not bad.
Cybercat (4743) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with a thick and frothy eggshell head. Aroma starts with a malty core and then adds orange, pepper and herbal tones plus a snip of woody hops. Distinctive, and enticing! Flavor delivers all that the aroma promises, except that the fruit component is stronger, and has a bit of lemon; a little yeast comes out as well. Mouthfeel is firm and features a strong and lasting fizz. Get monkish!