HeadyDE (689) - Delaware, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light/medium orange color leaves a small ring layer white head at top of glass..nose is very enticing with with the orange..lemon zest..pepper..light to medium bodied with a quite dominant citrus presence from mandarin oranges with a backbone of white pepper remnants..mouthfeel is smooth and finishes dry..pretty nice offering however seems more like a hybrid between a dubbel and saison..aftertaste is reminiscent of blood orange canned pellegrino offering..not digging this part as much..worth a shot..
nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle I picked up at Westover Market. Pours a darker orange with some cloudy, creamy, white head. Nose has tons of herbal soap, some sage, lots of peppercorn, a little bit of sweetness, some corn, dried orange peel, some flower petal. Flavor is more straight forward, sweet, malty, peppery, a little fruit, almost a little jalapeno, lavender, a little medicinal too. Chalky, peppery finish. Interesting.
anders37 (21621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2013. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty mandarin aroma. Fruity malty spicy weak peppery flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty mandarin finish.
jjgmd (1909) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber orange pour with a small head. Nose is floral and peppery with some citrus zest. Taste is yeasty and peppery with fruity flavors, nothing really stands out on the palate, but drinkable. Finishes with strong yeasty notes, with s medium body. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1842) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with a small white head and herbal aroma of spices, lemon zest, and fruits. Taste is of esters, yeast, spices, fruits, and light pepper with a yeasty finish. Medium bodied and drinkable saison
VIBhunter (25) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a bottle into a 16oz taster’s glass.
Aroma: Citrus, lemon, and pepper smell.
Appearance: Pours golden orange with a slight copper look in the glass.
The beer has a good carbonation about two fingers head at the top of the glass.
Taste: Orange peel and slight pepper.
Palate: Orange-citrus and subtle pepper that is not over powering with a clean crisp finish.
Overall: It is a good saison beer for the hot summers. The beer is light yet has a little kick with the pepper which makes it interesting. I would have a few during the warm weathers.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Awesome on tap at Library alehouse in santa monica, good saison but with the nice orange and peppercorn flavor
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly murky orange pour with a smaller head. Lemon, black pepper, orange, and yeast. Very drinkable. Fairly crisp. Nice.
GothGargoyle (2105) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a small pale head. Aroma is honey, mandarin, apricot, peach, caramel. Slightly slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, sweet and fruity on the palate with only the vaguest hint of peppercorn on the aftertaste. Taste is apricot, peach, mandarin, clover honey, Belgian candi sugar, hint of kaffir lime and green peppercorn. Nice but a little off balance - slightly too sweet and the peppercorn/saison yeast spiciness just doesn't come through.
pras (566) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was hoping for more. This is not a classic Saison. Aroma is barnyardy. Flavor has some of that barnyardiness, but the mandarin shines through more. Peppercorns leave a little spiciness at the end. Was hoping for more.