adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Trinity. Cloudy reddish brown appearance with a brown colored head. Chocolate, caramel, candy sugar, floral hoppy, a touch spicy, belgian yeasty nose. Toasty caramel malty, biscuit, bready, a touch roasty, a bit spicy, belgian flavor. Some dark fruity elements as well. One of my lesser favorite offerings by these guys.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy brown, medium aoma of clove, brown sugar & cooked peaches. Medium-full palate had a hint of peach but more clove & caramel. Lingering finish, great balance. Very good.
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught during GABF week at the brewpub) ruddy orange-brown with frothy tan head. Nose of peach, Belgian candi sugar and spices. Taste of cinnamon, peach, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, earthy and root-like and quite herbal. Creamy and frothy body, a bit thin, spicy linger.
rayg1 (556) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. I had high hopes for this one as a saison aged over peaches sounded amazing. My response to the beer is that it is only so-so. Pours a clear light brown with a small white head. Aroma is full of malts, doughy, almost can smell thick gluten in it. Not much of a hop profile, perhaps a bit of an earthy twang to it. Some fruity sweet notes make themselves known but sadly NO PEACHES!!! At least none that I could detect, rather, it was more raisins and dates. One other thing that left me wanting more was a very subdued farmhouse yeast character. Perhaps I’ve become a funk freak over the years but the barnyard character was so very slight that I was almost dissapointed. Finish is slightly spicy and peppery. A rather strange brew, peaches are barely there, classic barnyard saison nuance is also barely there. I can’t say I didn’t like the beer, because actually at face value it is pretty darn good, I just don’t think the beer is what they advertised.
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours clear mahogany with a small to non-existent white head, clinging to the glass and producing some spotty lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toasted, biscuit, cookie), light hops (spicy earth), and dark fruity esters (plum, dates). Some faint notes of peach and black pepper with a farmhouse yeast character. Flavor is balanced between malt and farmhouse yeast, notes of peach, coriander, and black pepper. No hop bitterness is present. Medium-full bodied, medium-light carbonation, enhanced somewhat by the peppery spice.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft). Cloudy brown color. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Strong spiced aroma. Strong herb/spice flavor with light fruit. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.