HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very solid saison but a bit on the heavy side. Pours with a more golden copper color than expected. Has nice aromas of funk and ripe fruit. Flavors of spice, yeast, citrus and caramel. Finishes wiht some real funk. Nice.
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml Bottle. Pours a cloudy bronze and amber color with a thick layer of off-white foam. Aroma is a mix of grassy hops, honey, citrus, tropical fruit and Belgian yeast. The taste is a blend of clove, gingerbread, candi sugar and coriander along with notes of lemon, pear, pepper and Brett funk toward the end. Moderately thick and creamy body with strong carbonation and a dry, semi-sweet finish. Unique take on the style that tastes at times like a Tripel brewed for the holidays.
dagimp (788) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 750ml into a snifter. Pours a very nice deep golden with about an inch of fizzy head with never totally dissipates. Aroma is of funk, yeast, lemon and grass; pretty tangy. Mouthfeel is very thick, probably the thickest saison I’ve had. It’s not quite syrupy, but close. Taste is fairly typical of a saison but with the addition of tartness from both the brett and the rye. I can actually taste both flavors and they complement each other very well. It’s a very good bottle to have along with a good dinner. Not an everyday drinker but I would absolutely drink it every so often.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip
A - Burnt orange color with a sparkling white head that forms a thick whipped cap. Blankets of lacing coat the inside walls of the glass. Just a great looking beer.
S - Dry grass, earthy yeast, lots of floral, stone fruit, peaches, apricots, some pears mixed in. Sweet malts, perfumey clove spice, woody alcohol.
T - Candy sweet malts, Belgian yeast, taffy, citrus and spicy grassy hops mix with the aggressive carbonation to add some bite to the tongue. Fruit esters follow the nose with peaches, apricots, and pears. A lemony tang comes out as it warms. It gets more peppery and spicy toward the finish and helps out with those sweet malts. Finishes dry and spicy.
M - Aggressive carbonation smooths out to a creamy/lifting character, heavier body for the style, rich and full, wet and dry.
Complex and well put together. There’s alot of yin and yang going on. The carbonation and spice adds balance to the moderately sweet malts. Everything really blends out harmoniously. There were only whispers of Brett character in the form of tartness instead of funk. My only complaint is that it was still on the heavier sweet side of things.
When I sip this I think Belgian Strong Pale Ale, not Saison.
Serving type: bottle
bwa5879 (787) - Portage, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really cloudy orange pour with an inch of fluffy white head. Strong Scent of lemon, lemongrass, clove a little cracked pepper. Soft carbonation, frothy mouthfeel, clean finish that’s slightly bitter. Taste follows the nose with strong lemon, sour rubbery yeast, clove, cracked pepper, zestuness is muted by a wheat taste. Nice saison with high ABV that’s well hidden, decent saison but not a breathtaking brüery offering.
Simonsen (787) - NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drukket på hyttetur med entusiaster, gylden farge med mye skum, forfriskende smak med innslag av gress sitrus og humle
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lemon, spicy pepper, and banana are the first notes the tongue pick up. Slight touches of alcohol, funky grass compost, and honey. The spiciness of the rye really comes alive as it warms up. This is unreal! Everyone should try this! I gotta get a few more bottles to put away for a few years.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy copper orane with thick, lightly tan-tinged head. Aroma is very gaseous in way with very earthy hops (mineral undertones) and very tart/sour notes (such as what could be described from tart cherry. The first taste yields a lot of cherry notes, particularly dried cherries with brown sugar undertones and raisin notes. A very sweet beer with a light to creamy body and quite a bit of carbonation.
MotherBrother (778) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at @ Haand festival.
Pour hazy deep yellow, with with no head.
Aroma of grapefruit, flowers, barnyard, hay, bread.
Taste is bitter, with a slight sweetness to it.
Average body, with a fizzy carb.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ BBF ’08, Boston. Pours a hazy orange with a white head that has some staying power. The aroma is funky with earth and spice notes detectable. Taste is the same, with the beer remaining drinkable despite the heavy, heavy carbonation. I think I like these guys, and I think this is quite a nice saison.