rosenbergh (8271) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle. From the brewery in Chico, CA.
Clear amber colour with a small white head.
Yeast, citrus, orange, mild bitterness, bready malt and some spices in the aroma.
Yeast, bitterness, citrus, sweetness and malt in the flavour.
This is not a Saison.
JMurph72 (22) - - MAY 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma - Smells very sweet, bubble gum-like; sweet taffy
Appearance - pours a hazy golden-orange with nice white lacing head
Taste - very sweet citrus with a very faint peppery aftertaste. Not as spicy as I was expecting
Edit: spice is more upfront as you let the beer warm
Mouthfeel - light bodied and sticky. Lightly carbonated
Overall - good beer but not what I was expecting
bytemesis (4245) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours crystal clear pale amber golden, large of white creamy head, slow to dissipate, great lacing. Aroma is hugely pepper, lots of field grass. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, herbal, pepper, grasses, orange zest. More black pepper. Hard to miss that. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid.
bubbleflubber (1934) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, this pours a bright orange into the glass with a soapy white head that leaves webbed lacing. The nose is of tangerines, barnyard grains, silage and hay. Flavors of orange, tangerine, cracked black pepper, hay and barnyard silage finish with a black pepper spiciness. The mouthfeel is active with a medium body that is perfect for spring or summer weather. The pepper really makes this stand out. Delicious.
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obguthr (4424) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild pencil shaving aroma. Clear amber, medium head. Mushroomy, tart and woody. Nice complexity.
jimhilt (2455) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a four finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Almost clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Mandarin orange nose and flavor is citrusy orange and lemon with what seems to be Belgian yeast. Mellow for a saison. $3.90 for a caged & corked 375ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.
tennisjoel (1208) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of fruit. Some orange, lemongrass, pepper, bread. Flavor starts out dry and finishes sweeter. Some hops noticed. Another good beer from the Ovila line.
vyvvy (4557) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper / orange with an off-white head. The aroma has lots of cream, caramel, heavy malt and cellar must. Comes off more as a biere de garde on the aroma. It has a medium body that is quite smooth with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of cellar must, cotton candy, light peppercorn, spices and caramel. The finish has much of the same, but a touch of saison earthiness. It still comes off more of a biere de garde than saison to me though. Good, but not what I was expecting.
LiMuBai (208) - - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange/copper in color, a bit on the cloudy side. Citrus in aroma and well represented in taste. The slightest hop quality on the back end.
Reynolds314 (2755) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer that i had even higher hopes for. Golden color with fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus, pepper, bread, and pear. Taste is medium sweet light bitterness and light citric tartness.