djd07 (5403) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Fermentaria. Pours a cloudy orange with a small frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is mango and pepper. Medium mouthfeel, pepper, funk, tea, light dryness, very good.
jtclockwork (10444) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours golden brown white head. Nose/taste of dark fruit, citrus, orange peel and toffee - lightly herbal - Medium body.
PhillyCraft (3790) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Fermenteria, must have missed this one the first time around. Surprising. Pours a brownish golden color with average sized head. Notes are herbs, pepper, Belgian yeast, oak, slightly sweet malt and grain. Pretty earthy and rustic throughout.
vtafro (4506) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy orange pour with white head. Citrus, herbal and spice aromas. Spice, citrus, sweet tones, and tea like flavors.
jredmond (6071) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tired Hands with Linh. Pours a copper amber body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is faint spice, caramel malt, pepper and light fruit. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet toffee, caramel malt, light bready yeast character, restrained hop in the background, fruit and wood.
egajdzis (5521) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, spices, earth, and baked bread. Taste of citrus, light toast, dark fruit, and light spices.
lachrymalisis (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
glowing ruby-brown color. nice creamy off-white head. classic peppery saison aromas, some tart red fruit/ citrus perfume and floral essence comes through and transmigrates to flavor implications through the olfactory. Tart red fruit subtlety, pear-like perfume, and peppery saison spice. classic flavors, dry finish, nice mellow malt body. well executed beer.
Damico (2802) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber in color with a decent off white head. The aroma brings notes of tea, citrus, and pepper notes with some sweet refreshing minty notes as well. The flavor brings tea like flavors with light citrus notes and yeast as well. A bit lighter in body for the darker saison style, but smooth.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tired Hands. Pours a moderately-dark brown color with a rusty orange hue to it. The nose carries nice notes of earth and slight bread along with some spice and pepper in the background. A touch of American hops as well. Flavor has a nice malt base with some pepper notes and a delicate earthiness. Mild citrus. Body is medium with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Not my absolute favorite of the saisons, but still quite good.
callmemickey (3498) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Ah, the dark saison. A creature I rarely understand. Frequently plagued by a conflicted palate that can’t figure out whether it wants to be fresh and invigorating or stale and stagnant. Thesaurus fits the bill despite hints of flavorful notes. Amber to chestnut body. Egg-shell white head. Spotty lacing. Grainy with hints of lemon, leather, pepper, and dried hay. Flavor sweetens up as the earthy, almost roasted malts start to clash with the bright saison notes. Medium bodied, aggressive carbonation, dry finish.