JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from daknole. Yellow pour with super big fluffy white head. Tart apple skin aroma and spice. Taste is slighly tart apple juice spice and bitter citrus with dry finish. Good saison.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of yeast, florals, pepper, apple skin, and licorice. Flavor of fennel, anise, yeast, coriander, honey, grass, pepper, and citrus with a moderately dry finish.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, yellow pour with small white head, I get a combination of anise and wheat notes, floral also
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear gold, wispy white bubbles and nice ring. Nose of white pepper, herbs, a bit sweet, not very complex. Taste of herbs, watery, not much to it.
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle in a trade. Thanks to BOLTZ555. Snifter showed hazy gold with big bubbly head that died quickly. Small ring left in the wake. Nose of orange, coriander and wheat. Taste has a lot of pepper, wheaty yeast and a light hint of the fennel pollen the brewer speaks of. Has a bit of orange pith, which kind of makes your mouth dry. Lighter in body with a zesty mouthfeel. Nice brew.
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Dak. Very interesting beer here. The spices really are quite strong particularly the fennel and peppercorns. The base saison is quite light and refreshing but I almost think it could have been better suited as a bigger beer to hold up to and balance out some of the assertive spicing. Still nice.
Ernesto987 (3710) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
way too much fennel for me, tastes like a cheapish wit without the belgian wheaty flavors.
kickrjason (24) - - AUG 12, 2012
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
I had high hopes for this beer. The concept and recipe sounded great! When you poured the beer it smelled of fresh fennel and hops. Beautiful amber golden color. Nice head. However when you taste it it's quite muddled in flavor. The most dominating taste is black licorice unfortunately. I think they just had one or two things too many in the additions. Don't know if the pepper is conflicting with the fennel or what's going on.
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Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - thanks to OmegaX
Appearance - Hazy yellow, sea foam lacing
Aroma - Peppercorn, basil, twizzlers
Taste - Cherries, sourdough, hops, pineapple
Twas’ a surprisingly fruity saison, you really taste an almost Twizzler-cherry twang among the light and grassy undertones. VERY nice on the palate as well. Cheers brah!
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, Josh, for sending me a beer you had a part in brewing! Nose is tons of fennel and citrus with some nice bready and spicy notes. Lots of licorice. Body is orange/yellow with a white head and nice lacing. Taste follows with tons of fennel and some spicy citrus notes. Very good and drinkable.