DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->tulip. Dark copper with big frothy offwhite head. A: yeast, herbs, grains, pepper, citrus. T: bitter and heavy grains, yeast, pepper, citrus rind. Moderately heavy for a saison. Eh.
dmac (4743) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml c&c bottle from Xroads. Poured a honey amber body with a smaller creamy light beige head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, white pepper, bread, crackers, fruit skins, green apples. Flavor is less fruity than the aroma, notes of apples, grapes, crusts, toast, raisin bread, light citrus, hint of caramel and spice o the back end. Not really the citrus and pepper beer I was expecting.
garrettnjay (18) - - AUG 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A spot on brew. The beer tastes true to the flavor notes. A handcrafted quality feel to this one. Flavors follow through all the way into the finish. And hot damn, thatís some peppercorn right there!
ps-smell the cork!!!
BroadestTom (217) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma hay, citrus, Orange
Appearance copper, clear, off white foam,
Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate medium body, average carbonation,
Overall a sweet beer that I could only have a couple of. Still I would suggest this beer to a friend
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of straw, floral notes, peppercorns and light orange. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, orange and light peppercorns with a smooth dry finish.
Evolutionary (402) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from new Albany beer store. Nose is plum and wine. Smooth bossy till pepper kicks the whole thing out of balance just enough to make it less than perfect. Complex thicker body and smooth except for pepper. Would do again. Beginning was better than the end.
davidezdonz (74) - , HONG KONG - JUL 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 12.7 fl oz corked and caged bottle packaged on 5th February 2015 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass. The beer poured a clear orangey copper colour with a one finger white head that slowly dissipates resulting in a thin soapy layer and stringy lacing. Starts with orange and honey aromas, followed by some Belgian yeasty notes and ginger. Tastes were sweeter than I expected but not too sweet which is good. I get citrus orange and lemon upfront followed by honey and caramel. There is some spice in the finish. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, dryness. Of the SN Ovila series that Iíve tried before (the other two being the Tripel and Quad w/ plums), this was the best one. It is unlike any other saisons that Iíve tried, but still a solid beer.
Rubbs92 (2) - Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma- Nice scent of orange but still subdued. Appearance- A beautiful light orange that is crystal clear with nice carbonation running up the glass. Taste- Lovely orange flavor along with other great citrus notes. Hides the alcohol really well. Palate- Lightly carbonated and very easy drinking. Overall- Best saison I have had to date. With some other saisons that I have had they are usually high on the carbonation but this one surprised me by being light on the palate leaving me with a great refreshing finish.
colui72 (326) - HONG KONG - JUL 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours beautifully golden with thin white head. Nose is citrus, sour. It tastes of Belgian malts, mandarin is there but quite hidden, canít really detect the peppercorns. Overall, a good summer beer, nothing from Mars.
AdiBeer (2225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: yeast, grain and cereal malts, light sours. Appearance: hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweet grain and bread malts continue, light sours, lactose, citrus, herbs, soft carbonation, medium body. Overall: very nice Saison, great aroma and palate, nice Saison yeasts. Bottle at The Rookery, Juneau.