Danyel (1490) - 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 (289) - 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. I’m not one of them. Yum.
rick_91709 (281) - 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 (4773) - 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. There’s 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 frogs’ eggs head. Lemony, lightly mineral, slight medicinal/herbal tones. Pretty dry, lightly sweet, lightly tangy. Medium mouthfeel, threatens to go ’hot’ and then buffers out. A screwball beer, but oddly enjoyable. ABC, Bull Run.
drowland (7112) - 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 hadn’t had this yet, though I think it is somewhat new. Oh well, here goes. Lightly hazed golden yellow pour, maybe touches of orange (I’m 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?). I’m 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 (727) - - 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. I’m all over the place,but i like it.
Creamy, lasting, chewy.
Statement: i like saison.
Iphonephan (4993) - 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.
Itzjerm (1849) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice saison. First the bad. No head. past that... an amazing saison. Perfect mouthfeel for abv. Flavor is lemon with a peppery end... its exactly what you would want from a saison. Has a nice light jeager herp like flavor as well. Pretty amazing saison. Aroma is fresh citrus and light flavors. nice.
MaBeer1972 (1560) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle from W&M Mansfield. Pours out a hazy light golden amber. Aroma of fruit and pepper. Flavor of fruit and white pepper. A little too peppery.
VixMoirin (4) - - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Superbe saison zesty a souhait et bien herbacée! Finale poivrée qui reste en bouche! Excellente