zvikar (4091) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow hazy almost opaque with a medium head, aroma of guava, carambola, caramel, flavor is sweet with some banana, apple and alcohol, medium bodied
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden amber with a short white head. Aroma is strong yeast, peppery spice, flowery notes, and dried fruit. Taste is strong peppery spice and yeast with fruit notes, sweet malt, grains, flowers and candy notes. Body is medium with a strong carbonation and lingering peppery hint. Ends with more pepper, strong yeast, ripe fruits, candied fruit, grains and sweet malt.
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden with a resilient white head. Aroma of spice, citrus, yeast. Taste is sweet, boozy, fruity and yeasty with a slight bitterness. Medium bodied; rich.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle - pours cloudy yellow-orange, smallish white head, diminishing. Big lemon-peel and grapefruit notes on the nose. Little bit of pepper and bready yeast. Taste is all bread and spice, with a bit of dry fruit at the finish. A bit of heat with the youth. OK, not the best of theirs I’ve had the pleasure trying.
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep amber/golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, spicy yeast, light fruits, a little pepper, and floral hops. The flavor has the elements of a saison but they’re buried under everything else. Thicker texture. An interesting beer, but I feel like they tried to do too much.
strongpieman (1618) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy gold beer with suspended matter. Thin white head. Assertive sweet and fruit aroma, medium body. Long lasting finish with lots of flavor. Good, complex brew.
jhgrantjr (461) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle, hazy yellow color with thin white head. Aroma of the citrus variety, earthy. The taste is thicker than typical saisons, slightly bitter or spicey aftertaste. Not my favorite, but I was surprised at the high ABV.
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nittanytide (255) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured orange/gold with a thin white head. Citrus aroma barely noticeable. Taste is bitter oranges with a little bit of grass. Decent.
Ratman197 (11760) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of CraftBeerDesign (thanks Geoff!)poured a clear golden yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, earthiness, lemon zest and white pepper., Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, lemoin zest and white pepper with a crisp dry lingering lemon pepper finish.
rajendra82 (999) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, golden amber colored body, was nice to look at. There wasn’t a big head, as it rose up to one finger thick at most, and then died down fairly quickly. The smell had a lot of citric character, which is understandable considering the use of grapefruit, lemon, and orange peel. There was also a hint of floral hops. The first taste is where this beer really started to excel for me. There was an explosion of sweet and citric flavors as soon as the beer touched my tongue, and as I swallowed it, there was a lingering spicy-herbal finish with a slight numbing sensation, which I suspect resulted from the pink peppercorns. The body was medium dense, which is pretty typical for a Saison. I wish that the beer was more carbonated, as it would have improved the feel significantly. Although the spices used are unusual, this was a typical sweetish Saison.