conway (1435) - - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a light tan head. Aroma and taste are traditional Saison. Spelt, clove and yeast. Creamy palate. Solid but not much going on out of the ordinary besides the color.
Maverick34 (2256) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured dark with tan beige bubbles. Yeasty tartness then son dark malts. Interesting.
EithCubes (4908) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
BTLD 07/01/13, so fingers crossed. Nose is sweet and floral, dark roast, sweet, chocolate, malty. Dark brown pour with beautiful chestnut poking out from the far edges, an airy tan head. Taste airy, lightly sweet, light yeast, minerals, roast, faint fruit, strongly tart, not really any bitterness to counter the tartness or sweetness. Fullish body. Itís hard from the tartness levels to tell if this is infected as they are within saison boundaries, but the roast/Schwarzbier character is all but gone by this point, but then again, carbonation levels are appropriate. I love the idea of mashing these two styles
Luvystypotables (670) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt, wet earth, cocoa and coffee, great looking beer dark brown with a short lasting off white head. Great sour taste with traces of malt, coffee and cocoa. Watery feel with a slightly metallic.
GTAEgeek (1227) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black, with a small, bubbly, tan head. Light caramel and chocolate notes, with a significant tangerine aroma coming forward. Some notes of walnuts and orange peels. Some light bread and esters. Sweet, with a light citrusy tartness. Light to medium body, a little oily and thin, and acidic. Overall, this is a very interesting beer, but itís a little weak, and the citrus and roasted notes donít really work that well together.
Melkart (297) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is a little bit toasted malt and a little bit saison yeast. Saison tipical taste. Balanced. Light body.
mjmoen (62) - - JUL 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours nearly black with brown head. Perhaps itís not fresh, because it doesnít taste that good to me. Yeast and metallic flavors.
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Light roasted aromas. Lighter dark malt tones, some saison tones.
jbruner (2318) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of bubbly khaki head the leaves light webs. Aroma is faint, roast and crisp yeast esters, but hard to get. Taste is a little more there, special roast and chocolate malt, clean finish, odd esters, lager yeast mixed with farmhouse funk. Interesting idea, but a bit of a miss. Song is better than the beer.
TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Shows BTLD 07/01/13. This is new to the area and I get a, nearly, 1 year old version. Letís see if that is good or bad... Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark chocolate notes with hints of coffee, dark fruit, yeast and straw. Taste is funky yeast, tart berries, dark fruit, roasted malt, burnt caramel and coffee notes. Body is light-medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more yeast and tart fruit notes, roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Maybe some toasted dark bread as well. Nice!
Fatehunter (1220) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is milk and roasted malt, but nicer than that sounds.
The taste has a dull bitterness that borders on metallic with a roasty malt profile towards the end.
The texture is crisp with a lot of fizzy carbonation.
It has a good flavor but the carbonation level was too high.