Phaquue2 (5) - Orefield, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle not much head on the pour. Surprised by the peppery finish as the citrus aroma had me thinking differently. Delicious flavor lingers awhile. Cool to look at as sediment suspended throughout. Slow sipper really smooth and enjoyable.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. This pours a golden color with a thin white head. Fruity esters stand out; banana, citrus peal, along with a yeast and an herbal spice aroma. Big for a saison, perhaps tasting more like a Tripel, but still not a struggle to drink. Pretty solid stuff, actually. Tangy and fruity with a moderate alcohol bite, and flavors of manadrin orange, banana, apricot, lemongrass, and a dry, herbal spicy finish. I would prefer this to have a little less alcohol, especially for a saison, but it didn’t detract too much from my overall enjoyment of this beer.
MaBeer1972 (1827) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz single from Julios. A cloudy "glowing" orange brew. Good carbonation. Intense fruity aromas. Flavor is very smooth. Lots of layers to this one. Well balanced. Lingering peppery notes. Alcohol is well masked, but it does creep up quickly. I will try my best to sip this one for a while.
tomsdirtyblond (2) - - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light dry and very autumnal light flavors of citrus and a clean aftertaste. this is an overall good beer
agent_511 (157) - - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice saison. Pours a gorgeous golden color with a mild white head. Lovely spicy aroma. Spicy peppery flavor, nice malt flavor as well. Moderate spicy bitter finish. Plenty of alcohol warmth.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Way too strong for the style, but still fairly true to the flavor and aromas of the style. It might age nicely. The grapefruit became quite intense once the yeast was added to the glass.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark, somewhat brownish, orange that almost glowed and had beautiful carbonation bubbles that increase in size as they rise. It also had a small, ever so slightly off-white head that mostly lasted and left excellent lacing. The aroma had heavy light bread, pale malt and candy sugar; heavy spicy and earthy yeast; slightly funky yeast; light pepper; and citrus rind that increased as it warmed. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, moderately bitter and acidic, and ever so slightly sour with a fairly long duration. There was pale malts, citrus, light bread, pepper, lots of spicy yeast, earthy yeast, slightly funky yeast, candy sugar, alcohol and more citrus. The medium to full body was a bit oily and syrupy with slightly fizzy carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish.
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a light orange color with a thin white head that disappeared quickly. Aroma has a strong presence of lemon zest and orange peel with a touch of bitter grapefruit citrus, along with corriander and grain. The taste shows the yeast spice a more prominently throughout. The citrus flavors are there with the lemon and orange zest. The finish is bitter with some grapefruit mixing in with yeast spices. Alcohol is very present throughout. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation.
obguthr (5653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whole orange and lemon nose, funk and marshmallow hints. Cloudy amber, thin head, full of particulates. Apricot and triple sec flavor, boozy. Clover honey is detectable when warm. Dried apricot and grapefruit peel on the back end. Drinks more like a triple than a saison.
odinstyr (741) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Smells of dough, citrus, earthy. Taste is mildy sweet, sour, bitter and spicy. Citrus, mild hops, pepper spiciness. Moderately yeasty with mild malt and hops.
alassio (87) - USA - SEP 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you are looking for something bright, zesty, potent, bursting with fun fruity flavor, but with just the right balance of bitterness, that dances with mysterious pleasures, and also knocks you on your can, you can start right here. I LOVE this beer.