Travlr (8193) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belgian Beer Fest Boston. Bottle. Cloudy golden color, white edge head. Aroma of slightly funky straw. Taste is peppery straw.
dnstone (2000) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lighty crystal-malty nose. Golden-orange color. Malty and minty flavor...strange really.
Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest (Boston) ’09
bu11zeye (11282) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pepper, grass, orange, and coriander. Flavor of grass, citrus, yeast, pepper, and coriander.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Watch City, Waltham MA, 5 November 2009. Like the Bee Jesus, this was also gold and also fruity. Some bubblegum. Sweetish. For me this exhibited the usual US saison problem - too much ester, not enough rustic farmyard. All a matter of personal taste of course but I found this clean and pleasant but lacking in interest and complexity.
mjs (3665) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at BA’s BBF’09) Poured golden and hazy with small white head. Aroma was mostly spicy with light sourness. Medium bodied palate with medium carbonation. Tasted of spiciness, sourness, malts, sweetness, hops, bitterness, fruitiness and coriander. Spicy aftertaste.
kramer (3909) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, BCTC 2008. Pours a hazy dark amber with a moderate foamy off-white head. The nose is dominated by big spices, coriander and orange peel mostly, some bready malt. Rather hot peppery flavor with just a bit of farmhouse character sneaking through past all the spicing. Light to medium bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation. Not my ideal take on the style, I like the spicing to be minimal and the flavor to be derived from the yeast more.
argo0 (10425) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(BCTC, draft) Cloudy copper body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, pepper, some coriander, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, coriander, some orange, light pepper. Watery light-medium body.
puzzl (3177) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at BCTC. Darkish brown pour. Light dandelion aroma with a pils base. Thin, watery body has a nice, peppery spicy taste. Notes of almond. Not too bad.
RCL (2029) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I did not like this very much. Very estery, kinda fake flavors. Tastes a bit like flowery soap.
OldGrowth (2138) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint @ brewpub. Noticed ABV is now listed at 6.34%. Good nose, sweet & spice. Coriander, caramel, raisin, plum. Clean reddish orange color, small head that faded quickly, Ok lacing. Good flavor. Like aroma. Makes me think of some Xmas brews. Caramel, toffee, honey, corriander, maybe some basil, fruity plum, apple. Medium body, syrupy creamy mouthfeel, sweet sticky finish. Nice, has a few hints of the Saturnalea Solstice Ale as far as I can remember.