ryanscourt (873) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fabulous spicy sweet flavor. This is excellent. I just saw it was retired and am now disappointed.
DrSilverworm (8164) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, from Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate. Hazy yellow orange color. Yeast chunks in the bottom. Thin white head. Couple dots and ropes of lace. Very nice zesty, citrusy flavor, light spice. Some baked banana bread. Love the taste, assertive, light bitter, lot of zest, pleasant amount of alcohol twang, and the perfect level of sweet. Bigger body. Light, kind of crisp carbonation. Surprisingly easy to sip. Awesome, bold saison. Drinking great at the moment
BelgianBeerGal (3333) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Traded bottle floating around the cellar (had no idea this had so relatively few ratings or I would have rated it earlier). Pours a hazy gold color with a bubbly white head. Lighter than expected aroma of fruit and yeast. Wow, the flavor something akin to an imperial saison. Flavorful but a little too booze forward for me.
MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, 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 (2595) - 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 (29) - 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 (804) - 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 (6382) - Indiana, 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 (180) - 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 (2694) - 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.