ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light yellowish / brown color with a white head. Smell is malty, with a surprisingly nice kick of hops. Taste is similar, easy to drink, lively carbonation, but a good hop kick thrown in. A good take on a good style.
HKdIPA (240) - HONG KONG - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ales & Lager. Yellow copper almost opaque pour. Thin frothy head. Belgian peppery aroma. Taste is very herbal peppery lemongrass almost. Interesting but as hoppy as I hoped.
BREWMUSKCLES (2234) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
itís lighter in the body somewhat fizzy and tastes like a soda something like a 7up. there is also a significant Belgian saison flavor going on with a lingering bitter bark like finish. some herbs for sure.
Danyel (771) - Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear orange with thin white head. Aroma is very spicy, Belgian yeasts. Taste is extremely spicy, baking spices, cloves, banana, lots of black pepper, medium bodied, a bit flat. Okay.
mensch (249) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lemon, pepper and ginger on the nose and then on the palate. Also flavors of light, bright fruit - apricots, maybe cherries. Long peppery, lemon drop finish. Very spicy, very flavorful, not for lovers of subtlety. Iím not one of them. Yum.
rick_91709 (169) - USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Hazy, light gold colored. Huge white head. Yeasty aroma. Taste of lemon and black pepper. Good.
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Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An odd aroma - powdery, peppered, light vinegar: somewhat savory. Thereís something in the nose that reminds me of pickled sausage that you get at the truck stop, just more refined. Good 12oz bottle with painted label. Misty, maple-blonde brew with white frogsí eggs head. Lemony, lightly mineral, slight medicinal/herbal tones. Pretty dry, lightly sweet, lightly tangy. Medium mouthfeel, threatens to go íhotí and then buffers out. A screwball beer, but oddly enjoyable. ABC, Bull Run.
drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/20/14. 12oz bottle shared by Bill at a VORLAUF meeting. I was kind of surprised that I hadnít had this yet, though I think it is somewhat new. Oh well, here goes. Lightly hazed golden yellow pour, maybe touches of orange (Iím colorblind...) with a decent khaki head. Spice pops the most to me in the aroma, though this sample was getting on the warm side (hey, it does show more that way, right?). Iím not getting much of the supposed added ingredients except maybe a slight citrus pop. Doughy malt flavor jumps out at me followed by another big spicy yeast kick and touches of citrus lingering on my tongue. Not bad, but definitely nothing exciting.
samsmith33 (376) - - SEP 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma ia melon, citrus, hops, bread, yeast.
Appearance: cloudy yellow, big big airy white head.
Taste: cream of tartar. Sounds odd, but its a good thing. Sourdough bread, yeast, some fruit. Chewy. Lemon. Biscuit. Iím all over the place,but i like it.
Creamy, lasting, chewy.
Statement: i like saison.
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle enjoyed at the Outer Banks on a hot day. Pours a deep, hazy lemon curd yellow with a thick white head. Lemon and floral nose. Flavors of a melange of spices -- including clove, cardamom and coriander. Spicy finish. with a hint of tartness.