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.
corby112 (2716) - 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 (1614) - 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 (361) - 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 (1195) - 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 (7712) - 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
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
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mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium frothy white head. Light medium malt and hops aroma. Medium body with a syrup malt flavor and a medium finish.
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Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A subdued aroma of Belgian yeast, pours a clear gold color with light carbonation and a lasting small white well laced head. Spicy taste of clove and cardamon. Lighter body with a dry feel and spicy finish, with a hint of maple syrup.
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a hazy golden-orange with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty, herbal and fruity along with some maple syrup and light hops. Flavour is yeasty and herbal along with some alcohol, citrus and maple syrup. Average to medium bodied. Good stuff, I liked it quite a bit.
gripweed57 (1113) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy deep golden color with a medium-sized rocky beige head. Fresh, funky, yeasty citrus nose. Tart bready malt flavor has obvious maple syrup notes. Slightly funky, earthy yeast character is met by a sweet alcohol twang. Finish is dry and bittersweet with a nice apocolyptic citrus peel zip.
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent beer. Aroma was so so. A little thin but was full of yeast, hay and light malt. Pour was a hazy light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was a lot better than the smell. Very complex beer with a lot going on. Tart and bubbly upon first sip. Light malt, yeast and lemongrass. Mid sip, the maple syrup sticks to the cheeks and leaves just a bit of sweetness there before a sour lemony finish ends it. Very strong and biting carbonation. Nice one