BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a muddled copper-orange color with a moderate off-white head that faded to a ring and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of moderate spice, some fruit (orange), soft doughy yeast. Smooth, moderately fruity entry with some orange that transitions into a spicy yeastiness with moderate pepper that pair with a soft hop dryness that lingers into the finish. Moderate carbonation and decent dry bite. Overall, it seemed a little lacking in the dryness compared to the saffron, and a little less refined, but still a decent pick.
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Rackhouse. Poured a hazy amber, lacy off white head. Warming cinnamon, cherries, bread, malt. Taste is fruit, biscuit, spice. Medium mouthfeel and some bitterness on the finish. Hides ABV well.
briangray77 (14) - Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classic belgian yeast in the nose, with slight spice notes. Dark straw color, but a bit hazey even for the type with a thin head that disipated quickly. Smooth alcohol taste without heat and a nice baking spice finish. A bit thin in the mouthfeel. Overall - drinkable though not memorable.
brinehart (199) - Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy golden pour with white head. Baking spice nose, spicy grassy taste with medium body. A very well balanced, complex, nice beer.
jcwattsrugger (10921) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head with hazy gold color. Aroma is light/medium malt-some rock candy/skittles, grass. Taste is light/medium malt-some rock candy/skittles, grass/hay hops, yeast.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sampler at Strange on 11/19/11. deep orange pour with a 1 finger white head. banana / citrus yeast nose with spice. med body with really nice yeast esters throughout and light spices. semi-dry finish with big yeast phenols and more banana. very nice.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours yellow orange. Musky yeast & grain aromas. Full palate is hoppy but with a weird finish.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Strange. Pours with a hazed golden hued body and a lasting white head. Aromas are spicy (phenols) with quite a few esters (notably apple). A rich saison yeast character. Flavors are medium bitter, spicy, phenol, clove. Medium bubbles, dry. Really nice saison yeast flavors (seemed Dupont-esque).
I liked this quite a bit more than the Patience Saison.
emmasdad (85) - , Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a reddish orange color with a good sized white head. On the nose, a little tart, yeasty with some spice. On the palate, this one is medium bodied, with flavors of Belgian spice, Belgian yeast and wheat.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Strange Brewing poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, straw, fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was ligh bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, carmel, spice ands light fruittiness with a crisp dry spiced fruit finish.