ACHops (867) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Urban Family. Pours a watery caramel brown. Aroma is sweet malts and just a hint of hops. Taste is rich and complex: oatmeal, toffee, dark chocolate, tangy pineapple hops, lightly roasted coffee. The rye shows itself on the back in the dry and hoppy finish. I can’t remember this much flavor from such a thin beer. I was expecting a Saison, so this was a surprising treat.
UXO (594) - CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy deep amber with three fat fingers of pillowy beige head, excellent retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel malt, black pepper, dark chocolate, wood, stone fruit, horseblanket. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild tart. (7/10) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, clean finish. (4/5)
Well, it’s different - and different is always good. I’ve literally never had - or even heard of - a rye saison before. I can see the rye and saison characters, but the interesting thing is, together they almost come across as a dubbel. It’s one heck of an interesting beer: sweet, deep and complex, with just a little sour funk. Hellishly difficult to pour, though! (15/20)
Barreras (1138) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep amber color with a dark fruit aroma. Taste of rye, caramel, and a small cherry flavor. The rye taste overwhelmed this beer which made it dry and crisp. Minimal aftertaste and sweetness throughout.
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/26/15] Draught at Upright Brewing in Portland. Nice deep amber-brown, a bit shiny, with a tan head. Aroma of fruits, spiciness, malt, a bit of licorice and spicy rye. Sweetish flavor, fruity, malty, with caramel, spice, licorice and an alcoholic note. Medium-bodied.
60minuteman (970) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel and toasted malts, rye, bread, barley, very wholesome beer. Nice finish. Dry, medium carbonation, some alcohol detection. Not bad.
pete4999 (1166) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Opaque purplish brown pour. Very nice beer. Definitely get the rye but some cherry and other fruits in it as well. Smooth, not too boozy. Just a nice beer. Would love to have it again if I could find it.
alexsdad06 (6413) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at home. Pours a darkrreddish brown color with a medium plus sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, cherry, chocolate, spicy rye, caramel, yeast, some acidity and tartness to go with the funk.
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dusty, fruity aroma with light sourness. Foggy tea color, filmy head, small white sediment. Wine bottle, good label. Golden raisins, peaty malt, pointed bitterness, hops hit you in the back of the high palate. Lightish body. Warming. Peppery aftertaste. Thanks to someone at Baby Proof for sharing.
smallfry (126) - - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Tap) I like this one. It has some spiciness but is still quite refreshing.
TomDecapolis (4590) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep almost ruby amber with a smaller tab head that laced. Aroma of tart cherries, spicy rye notes and hints of dark chocolate. Flavor of toasted malt, light roast, tart cherries and rye bread.
maxwelldeux (4029) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a very large light brown head on there. Nose has some roasting to it as well as caramel, and just a bit of rye spice coming through. Taste is dry up front with a bit of coffee and toastiness, then has just a hint of caramel sweetness in the finish. Interesting and complex...