UDBeernut (1842) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle split with my wife. Pours golden amber, minimal head. Bubblegum, clove, light herb and grass. Medium body with a dry finish.
MayumiH (174) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Yeasty aroma. Minty clean, fresh saison with crushed pepper notes. Pleasantly floral and spicy. Very drinkable.
GlassBrass440 (65) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark gold with white head. Lacing on the glass. Nose of coriander, mint, pepper, and spice. Taste of coriander, MINT (big mint), bubble gum, spice, and lemon. Light body with clean finish.
zvsn (707) - ISRAEL - DEC 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Cloudy yellow with a huge frothy head. Aroma - lemon zest, citrus fruits, lavender, yeast, spices. Taste - sweet, spicy, grapefruit, black pepper, lemony bitterness, dry finish. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. Too spicy for me.
rayaron (339) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Cloudy golden-yellowish with nice medium creamy off-white head. The aroma is quite spicy, citrus (lemon, orange), lavender, yeasty, some herbs and some candy notes. Spicy flavor, yeasty, light sweetness, black pepper, herbs, citrus (lemon, orange), semi-dry spicy and bitter finish. Medium carbonation, medium-bodied.
Beersiveknown (3230) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from brewdog online
Slightly hazy dark burnished gold with aromas of herbs, black pepper and cardamom. Lively carbonation, dry, herbal, slightly bitter, spicey, warming. Pretty peppery.
Sebilinz (600) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. With enjoy by date 10.04.2014. Clear golden body with white head. Aroma is citrus fruits and some yeast. Taste is citrus with ripe fruits. Aftertaste is medium bitter with yeast and citrus. Great one but I think fresh it would have much better.
stef73 (257) - - DEC 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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ZacM612 (211) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden with white head. Aroma is spicy and citrusy. Taste is also spicy with some lemon. Lively carbonation. Pretty good.
beer-yum (586) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from draught (at Draught 55). Fruity aroma and taste makes this a benchmark of the American take on the style.
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Superstar - Huntington, 11/16/14
Aroma: The nose is full of peppery and other spices with some lemon zest as well
Appearance: This one is clear and gold in color with a large, frothy, white head, and plenty of lace
Flavor: The pepper definitely dominates the flavor as well, zesty, lightly sweet, and light-mid bitter
Palate: The body is medium, it has a lively carbonation, and a long, peppery finish
I canít think of a more peppery saison (or any style of beer for that matter) that isnít described as a pepper beer. Itís really pepper-forward and pepper-finished, but the zest/rind flavors come out in the mid-palate. Not my favorite. For me, a guy who almost always loves Stone, and for whom Arrogant Bastard is he beer that made me realize stuff more flavorful than Boston Lager exists, this is a rare (near) misfire from them. (I intentionally avoided crime and punishment, so I canít speak for those.) I didnít hate it or anything, but my Stone expectations are higher than this.