merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Tropical Fruit Explosion (passion fruit, pineapple, oranges), Grapefruit, Mild Corriander
T: Grapefruit, Passion Fruit, Mild Corriander
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Spicy
Overall, a really solid saison with a strong tropical fruit nose and taste..but worked.
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Pours a murky orange color with a large white head. Huge tropical dry hopped aroma. Thick pineapple, pale malt, hint of pepper. Taste has a big hop bitterness and is peppery, with some delicious pineapple and grapefruit notes.
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Deep, cloudy golden body. Big, frothy, off-white head, slowly diminishing. Big aroma of tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, toasted grain, alcohol, pepper, The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Like a cross between Dupont Posca Rustica and Dreadnaught. Fruity, aromatic, juicy. Finish of peppery alcohol and less dry than classic saisons. But overall, this is one enjoyable beer.
Chudwick (2212) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft - pours dark orange/light amber with thin off-white head. Nose is yeasty and hoppy (borderline pee). Pretty tasty but not what I would call a saison except for the wheat/yeast presence. Hides the 8.5% well.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has some citrus scents and a little bit of spice/pepper. Taste is a little bit similar with a bubbly mouth and get a bit of hop bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home ..It pours murky dark amber with small off white head....The aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, yeast, spices and hops....The flavor is caramel, yeast, fruit, spices and hops....
fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy old gold with a thin soapy, off white head. Nice citrus in the nose up front, lots of spice, floral hops, floury grain, cereal, toast, hay, stone fruit and some slight funk. Flavor starts out with citrus, lots of yeast spiciness, stone, fruit, light minerality and a pretty healthy wallop of booze. Lightly slick palate on entry with a moderate, slightly sharp carbonaiton and a slightly boozy and astringent finish. Good stuff, but like most high abv Saisons, it could use a little less alcohol.
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber from the brewery.. pours amber .. aroma of hopps , taste is strong ripe grapefruit, hopps and alcohol... freaking awesome all around, nice clean finish
tastybeer (1782) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Hazy dark gold pour, small white head. No retention/some lace. Aroma of big pineapple/orange/floral hops, spicy yeast. Taste is quite malty, sweet, nice floral/pineapple hop bitterness, fruity esters, big creamsicle. Palate is full, bitter, slick.
Note: The bottle of this was very oxidized, smell/taste of rotten apple. This rating refers to the draft version.
Bacterial (1725) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange pour from a bomber with nice white lacing and head. Floral nose. Nice mouthfeel, hoppy, citrus, spicy and refreshing!