MrBeerFanatic (787) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium honey in color with chunks of yeast and other particles floating around. Aromas of lemon/orange peel, coriander, and slight pepper. Flavors step it up from aromas with lemon/orange peel upfront, hay, slight alcohol in the back, and a slight faint hint of pepper. Medium bitter all the way to finish. Slight sour note. Light to medium sweet. Expected more with this one. The alcohol is well subdued in flavors as you can only faintly notice it.
Beergeek23322 (1693) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
August 2012. Bottle. Pours straw yellow with a short while head. Aromas of citrus, grass, yeast and spice. While there are some saison style elements in the beer, the high alcohol is a bit over the top for this kind of beer. Guess you don’t know till you try.
davewaz (28) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Indiscriminate spice and fruit flavor, citrus dominant with a hint of hops, doesn’t quite come together. Not bad, but not too good either.
48FanInCali (614) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Not a great effort. Some funk on the nose with citrus. Taste is citrus, cloves, and a shit ton of booze. Far too boozy for a delicate style like this. It just kills the flavors that appear to be there.
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b3shine (3515) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks hopdog). Looks good for the style; a cloudy orange with thin white lacing. Smells solid; Belgian yeast, citrus, hops, and pepper. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel (especially for the abv). Solid beer.
Keir (121) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow. Nose of citrus, sweet, fruity, a hint of spice. Taste of sweet fruit and a bit of spice. Has a nice malt balance. Pretty good. Surprised this was a saison.
Indra (2531) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle, cellar aged for 1 year. Fruity, sweet and floral aroma, spicy and sugary with notes of melon, pineapple, banana, honey and citrus, some faint clove and dried flowers in the background as well. Lightly hazy light-medium golden in color, very carefully poured off of any sediment (which was because it was quite a lot) to keep it as clear as possible in the glass, and managing a very fine, uneven, white head and fine lacing to match. Flavor profile is richly sweet, fruity, spicy, estery and malty with a hint of warming alcohol appearing at the finish, showing more tropical fruit, clove, and faint pepper towards the end. Mouthfeel is thick, heavy and full on the palate, slightly creamy with a low degree of effervescence, body is also substantial. Certainly a liberal and high-gravity take on the style.
dresden (645) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow beer with a short white head. Aroma is heavily spiced with pepper, lots of orange and lemon peel and some yeast. Taste is very full of spice...too much so,. Lots of pepper and lots of booze. Not a really great balance for me, but interesting none the less.
tom10101 (1822) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12 oz). Thanks John! Unclear straw/golden with a small diminishing white head and no lacing. Aroma is of orange peel, lemon, peppercorn, alcohol, yeast and slight fruits. Taste is moderately sweet with a strong alcohol and spices presence, orange peel, malt, lemon and yeast. Spicy finish. Heavy body. Dry and hot. Too much alcohol and spices for my liking (maybe a tad overdone) but still a good beer. Not so drinkable for a Saison though.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter straw golden with a short, uniform white head. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of orange peel and peppercorn with honey behind.. some lavender and black pepper accents.. big, but quite well done. The flavor found sweet, strong honey at the core with citrus zest, peppercorns, and meaty floral notes laced throughout.. tangy citrus and peppery notes on the long, slightly-syrupy, belly-warming finish. Heavier-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. bordering on heavy-handed, but I enjoyed the way it came together.