UDBeernut (1589) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours orange, nose of orange. taste begins with slight sweetness washed away by lemon and orange peel. did not notice the pepper corn. body is light to medium.
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange. And sweetness. Quite a bit of belgian notes but not much spice. Decent stuff.
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Salted Pig, Riverside CA. Pours a clear, deeper gold to orange. Webby lacing. Sweet orange and apple pie aroma with vanilla. Taste is denser, spicy, mandarin orange juice and peppercorn bite. Nice stuff. Belgian spicy yeast forward. Just a bit too thick and sweet for saison.
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orangish gold pour with white head and some retention. Very bubbly for a saison. Nose and taste of straw, lemons, oranges, and faint spices. Funk is subdued a little too much. Actually quite enjoyable overall.
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jmagnus87 (2330) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange with minimal head. Aroma is slightly funky with some citrus and a little caramel. Taste is very lightly bitter amd medium-light sweet. Loads of orange and citrus with a little spicy pepper. Darn good beer.
Scrapersnbeer (1464) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Musty orange peel, sweet caramel and white pepper aroma. Glowing orange. Mild citrus sweetness and a touch of yeast funk. Not really a spicy beer. Kind of tangy is a tropical way, which I guess is mandarins talking. Not dry like a crisp saison, instead a heavy washout for a body. Very American take on a Belgian style.
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This and the plum beer are standouts. Lovely mixture of orange and a touch of pepper. Just enough to taste but overpowering. Easy to drink. Pours almost a reddish color.
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375. Thanks A! Pours a hazy pale amber with a dense and fizzy whitish head. Musty hay-like nose, hovering right on the verge between funky wet hay and old dirty laundry. No real spicy or peppery esters, and not a love of peppercorn or mandarin orange on the nose either. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Mandarin starts to show up on the mid palate, very mildly. A little hay-like funk on the mid palate, but the peppercorns don’t show up until the finish. Overall, it’s solid, but very restrained.
M82 (258) - Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Sunday, February 2, 2014
The fruity esters and adjuncts in this one have developed and meshed nicely with six months aging at 55-60º
Pour is consistent with fresh serving, cherry cobbler and apple pie merge into mandarin orange with a toasted caramel finish; the development of the rich cherry and additional bready notes are enjoyable bumping the score up a touch
Friday, June 28, 2013
A satisfying Saison with a solid toffee malt base to accompany traditional earthy esters and fruit
A clear dried apricot body supports a 2" mildly frothy bone white head settling to a medium to thin sheet with several short arcs of lace
Mellow earthy floral perfume backed by toffee and light citrus oil, a solid backing of lightly peppered cantaloupe and honeydew, rich for a Saison, smooth to oily texture with very tight sharp carbonation, oily citrus and earth residuals fade into nutty toffee
12.7oz cork and cage bottle code 3108616:16 @ 45°
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet orange, banana, caramel, and light yeasty aroma. Clear copper with a small white head. Sweet orange, spicy, yeasty flavor, with a very mild bitter finish. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.