fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didnít notice much of the sugar from the description. Tastes like a normal saison, with some ester notes - especially banana. Not the best, but a unique take on the style. Worth trying at least once.
PorterPounder (7404) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sarasota, Fl - on tap at Cock and Bull Pub. Sparkling, light golden pour, a light haze, soft white lace, Aroma has some saffron spice, a bit of congenial summer fruity essence, just a touch of licorice spiciness. Flavor has some solid spicy notes, a bit of melon fruitiness, just a hint of mint. Nice spritz to the mouthfeel.
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bomber bottle.
Pours with a large foamy white head over a light copper body.
A bit dank and earthy, with moderate bitterness.
Overall: Disappointing, but then not a favorite style.
Bricks (988) - Delaware, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of Belgian esthers, fruit. Taste is a little sweet and a little sour.. tart, sweet backtaste. Smooth mouthfeel. Good.
hershiser2 (2151) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased 2/22/16: $7.99 Bomber from Market Street Wine Shop, Uptown.
Pours clear pale golden with a giant, soft off-white head. Aroma of lemongrass, earth, yeast. Flavor is quite interesting. Bittersweet fruits, dust, earth, light maple syrup but enough to really linger, funk, citrus peel, slightly medicinal, and envelope glue. Very interesting, but not necessarily for me. Finishes with a lingering medicinal flavor - that yellow cough syrup I remember having to take in my childhood.
hman43 (1196) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours pale orange with a full white head. There is plenty of lacing as the head recedes. It has high fruit aromas of citrus and orange. There are also low aromas of caramel, earth, cheese, and spices. It has high fruit flavors with orange and citrus leading the way. There are earthly elements, cheese, and a bit of a malty caramel like backbone. It has a high moderate feel to it. It has a dry, bitter finish.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy bright golden orange color with tangerine edges and a two finger, pillowy off-white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving large streaks of soapy lacing on the way down.
Slightly earthy aroma with some floral hops, grass, hay and subtle farmhouse funk countered by sweet malt backbone, alcohol and light fruit esters. The funk/saison yeast character is muted until it warms up considerably and is still pretty weak once I pick it up. Subtle perfume like presence with hints of raisin, apple and pear sweetness countering the earthier notes and faint farmhouse funk. Iím sure some of the sweetness comes from the maple syrup but I wouldnít have been able to pick it out if I didnít read that it was used on the label.
Medium body with some earthy bitterness and subtle earthy funk followed by light fruit and strong alcohol sweetness. Not nearly as dank, earthy and/or funky as I prefer with overwhelming alcohol flavor dominating the palate. Floral and slightly bitter earthy hops along with faint hay/straw followed by apple and pear sweetness. Very subtle saison yeast flavor but itís nearly completely overpowered by the sweetness and strong alcohol. Some warmth in the finish but has more astringent alcohol flavor than heat. Disappointing.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Hazed peach color. Two fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is about average and a bunch of irregular lacing is left.
3.75 S: Peppery spiciness with earthy undertones. WIldflowers, apricot, and apple. Clove, wet grass, dirty woodiness. The maple syrup gives a few notes of complexity. Tart orange to finish.
3.75 T: Tastes just like the nose. Pepper and clove spiciness. Yeasty breadiness. Apricot, apple, orange on the fruit front. Wildflowers, grass and hay. Dusky woodiness.
3.75 M: Medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Lightly creamy and smooth enough. A tinge of booziness on finish.
3.5 D: Good beer. Worth a try.
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TattooJack (514) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bomber some orange over cloudy amber with a few fingers of chunky foam. Got most of the malt sweetness at the front end, straw, a touch of maple throughout, and some hops toward the end, booze, at one point I thought I tasted pancakes, but I might have been dreaming of waffle house.
sinfull (1453) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, amber/orange color ; big , white head . Aroma of Belgian yeast, spices , herbs and malt. Dry , yeasty taste with fruity , spicy notes and syrup sweetness in the finish. Delicate , herbal bitterness. Easy to drink.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[7293-20150612] 500mL bottle. Mild orange rose water aroma. Clear, pale orange body with a huge long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter orange floral wood flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
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