ineedbeer (1261) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has lots of nice fruity esters and phenolics. The esters are lemony citrus and pear and the phenolics are coriander, clove and light peppercorn. Aroma is a bit bready but otherwise very nice.
Pours a cloudy golden hay with a thick white head that retains some form throughout. Good lacing and small legs.
Flavor is fairly malty and bready with quite a bit of phenolics but the esters are lacking. There is a bit of a cider note and the bitterness is very sharp and kind of astringent. Nice dry phenolic finish. The bitterness is a bit too strong and overwhelms all else mid to late palate.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium full carbonation. The astringency is moderately high and alcohol warmth is low.
Overall the aroma of this beer is deceiving. It invites you in and offers you fruit and spices but then hits you over the head with sharp hops. Tone down the bitterness and pick a different bittering hop and this would be really nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hfmejias (1061) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, poured cloudy, yellow, abundant off white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of yeast, malts, grains and spices (clove, coriander). Taste is fruity, sweet, some yeast, and some grain. Nice and refreshing, very interesting beer.
Dacrza (651) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE TASTED: August 16, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Duvel footed tulip... OCCASION: recovering from a shore trip to LBI... APPEARANCE: a tumultuous twister of bubble stirs the heart of a hazy burnt orange body; head is foamy, white, and full of effervescence, with high arching lacing to boot ... AROMA: banana, clove, soft pepper, and lavender/lilac--complex yet withdrawn... PALATE: to the effect of the aroma, the beer apologizes as it is sipped; foamy and creamy through its great head retention; lively and rounded on the tongue, memorable in its aftertaste with a dry finish... TASTE: clove, banana, vanilla, pepper, grapefruit, apple, biscuit, and some other fruits that are patient yet palpable...the yeasty end suggests dough and read, with floral hops and lemon arriving in waves after the sip has finished... OVERALL: I try not to be biased when drinking big bottles, saisons, or Victory brews, but this glass contains all through with a winning combination--refreshing, complex, vibrant, and flavorful...worthy of a bomber and a Sunday night...
wvhoran (451) - Tasmania, - AUG 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear, golden-yellow with a white head. The aroma is of citrus, some spice, yeast. The flavour has malt sweetness, some spice (coriander, light pepper), a sweet lime impression, average bitterness, and a dry finish. Good.
fellebag (1167) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 6 fl.oz. Small white head, golden color, a bit hazy. Aroma is hay, meat, wheat, citrusy phenols, apples. Taste is quite sweet with wheat, grain, fruit. Allmighty.
willisread (937) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBM Koenji. Hazy straw with a big soapy white head. Aromas of lemon zest, light barnyard and bright, juicy citrus. Taste is more of the same, with a strong wheat profile. Not much of a saison, but still a refreshing summer beer on a hot night.
jc1762 (253) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shaker showing neon yellow with sparse clean white foam.
The nose shows light Brett.
The palate is well carbonated and light bodied. Some notes of Brett but mostly bubble gum and banana. Basically a wheat beer.
TimE (4154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light Golden color. Creamy white head. Soapy and cracked wheat nose. Dry but somewhat hoppy nose. Not really a saison. A bit sweet.
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light orange with a thin white head. Aroma of apple and light fruits, hay, funk, wheat malt, lemon. Flavor of light fruits, brett, light tart fruits, musty hay, bready malt. A tasty, lightly funky sasion. Pleasant and easy to drink. A good value beer too ($5.99 bomber!).
williamherbert (1395) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw yellow color, big puffy head. Effervescent carbonation.
Aroma is Belgian funk, biscuit malts, sweet, sugary malts. A touch of white wine, and some dry wheats. The alcohol does not hide. There is pungent sourness above the rim of the glass.
Tastes of more white wine, hint of champagne. The brett funk is legit. Very peppery, with some lemon. The wild yeasts really blossom nicely.
The feel is thick and has just the tiniest of burns on the way down. For $5.50, at 7.5%, you could get a lot less drunk.
Ctplt777 (336) - - JUN 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 Sweet and spicy, bitter and fruity. This beer has so much going on it’s awesome. It’s a saison with a subtle tartness. I went into this thinking it was going to be a sour bomb but the brett is perfectly blended. It’s tart but you can still taste the saison deliciousness. This is a killer beer and if you like a good saison with a sour edge grab this, it’s wonderful.