jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a yellow/gold color with a small white head. The aroma was of cherries, some light smoke, Belgian yeast, herbs and light fruit. The taste was similar with black pepper, bready malts and some alcohol. Nice.
TheBeerGod (5757) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a tall frothy white head. Strong smoky malts atop floral hops, grass, yeast notes, ripe fruits and burning wood. Taste is smoked malt, burning wood, strong yeast, ripe fruits, candied fruit notes, floral notes, grass and toasted grains. Body is medium and chewy with a strong, creamy carbonation. Ends with more smoked malts, toasted grains, caramel, grass, strong yeast, candied fruit notes and floral hops.
zizzybalubba (1736) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Yellowish-orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma of bubblegum and smoke, mostly, with hints of clove. The flavor is interesting and unique with almost sugary flavors upfront and then a huge amount of wood smoke that adds depth to the flavor. The result here reminds me more of a tripel than a saison but this is a good beer all the same.
sloth (2719) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin white head thats short lived with minimal lacing. Lightly hazy, gold hued brew. Nose of yeast and faint smoke,leafy. Body is medium, dead carbonation and a bit acidic. Jumbled flavors of yeast, phenols, faintly faint smoke notes, sweet malts and herbs. Lightly sweet finish, some grain and yeast. Fuckin weird and not necessary. Bomber from statelineliquors.
suprchunk (2781) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brilliant golden colored pour. Small white head that quickly falls. Not much lacing, but there is some. Bready yeast aroma. Taste is a very flowery up front taste that follows with a sweet fruit and finishes dry and crisp. Not bad.
gschrade (922) - Collinsville, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours clear gold with a white head. Taste sweet and a little funky, a little spice, earthy. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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NikkTwist (2243) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy orange gold pour with some nice lacing around the top. Strong cherry wood flavors. Juicy and woodsy. More burnt than smokey. Queen Anne cherries. Autumn leaves. Chardonnay. Peppers. Burnt amber fruits. Hearts of palm. Anbesol. Green tomatoes. Apricot fuzz. Cigarette burned leather. High alcohol is pronounced, not hidden. Very sharp dry finish and lingers quite a while. Feels more like a high hopped IPA than a Saison. Unbalanced but unusual and unique enough. Definitely worth a try.
48FanInCali (829) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Might be a bit young. Fairly smokey with even a little band aid in the taste. Strong yeasty flavors with not much Saison funk. The smokiness seems a little artificial. Credit for something new and different.
jjh19 (62) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Bubbly, large bubbles, bright yellow.
Smell: Peppery and spicy.
Taste: Odd. Odd. Odd. Smokey, sweet, not particularly balanced. Some fruit and heavy-handed finish. This is all over the place. Bluh.
Mouthfeel: Medium body.
Drinkability: Not my cup of Saison.
Dogbrick (10423) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Daily Growler. The beer is a hazy golden-orange color with a medium frothy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, fruit and smoked malt. Full-bodied for a Saison with flavors of fruity yeast, charred malt and spices. The finish is vinous with a citrus and smoky malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.