arnold931 (1178) - Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bricks. Pours mostly clear golden amber with nice white head. Nose is mild orange and funk. Taste is nice orange and funk. Don't get the peppercorn until the aftertaste. Good.
OldMrCrow (2305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Mark Tanaka. Dark amber orange pour, pretty small head. Orange saison nose. A bit sweet, a bit sticky, hints of pepper, orange certainly. Quite tasty as a belgian ale but I donít really understand why American brewers -- even SN which can brew a killer saison when they try -- aim for >7%.
csaso (1961) - Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - big foamy head, hazy very dark straw color, medium fruity/orange aroma and flavor, mild yeasty peppery spice at the end, good malt backbone, very good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DCLawyer (2393) - 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 (5165) - 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 (20) - - 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 (341) - 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 (12550) - 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 (443) - 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 (199) - , 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.