ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear, deep yellowish gold with lots of carbonation and a foamy white head. Aroma of spices, fruit, banana and yeasty. Tastes of orange and coriander, nicely spiced with a touch of clove and finishes mildly bitter.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured an amber orange with a nice head. The aroma was lemons, pepper, and coriander. The flavor was sugar, lemons, oranges, pepper, sweet malts, and yeast. Overall, a very tasty easy drinker.
jeremytoni (2836) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a light brown color with a good amount of head. Nice malty/hoppy flavor with a quick bitter finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4300) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a vibrant caramel-amber color with an enormous creamy yellow-white head. The aroma was strongly peppery and must with notes of lemon zest and light spices. The flavor was tangy and dry with a strong notes of sugar and candied pears and hints of ginger, pepper and underlying mustiness. The finish was long and dry with notes of pear and pepper. The body was thick and full. Well done.
jdskinns (170) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
About an inch or more fizzy white head when poured from a bottle. Transparent, yellow-orange color. Bitter taste at first followed by a sour taste. Overall a good smooth beer. Very drinkable.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Draft @ Northside] Poured a dark gold color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, pepper, coriander, candi sugar, floral hops, and honey. Taste of citrus fruits, toffee, toasted malts, honey, coriander, pepper, orange peel, and a sweeter finish. Iíd prefer this a little drier, but better than the last version.
EithCubes (4421) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ooh, was there a recipe change here? This is a 2009 bottle. Big dusty saison yeast, light alcohol and big orange peel nose, some candi sugar and grassy, citric Pils and regular pale malt. Hazy amber-golden with a creamy, cloudy eggshell head. Very full body with light spice and strong alcohol attack, not the harsh hot kind, but the cold, heavy blanket. Numbing and muddled in its herbiness, canít much tell whatís going on here. Chalky slick feel for this sledgehammer, some faint muscat notes. Pepper is subdued, dry and lightly bitter, no hops, malt a mess.
dmac (3543) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Oak Tree. Poured a rusty orange with more clinging carbonation then I have ever seen. The head was huge and frothy bright white but all the carbonation actually hid the body so Iím knocking it down a point. The aroma was sweet overall with notes of bubble gum, cotton candy, dry toast, yeast and some fruitiness. Medium bodied with a full finish that has only a hint of dryness unlike most saisons. Flavor is much drier then the aroma but still has enough going on with big yeast notes, dry toast, slight rotting orange, finishes slightly spicey and peppery. I actually enjoyed this but the body is to thick for style and the dryness that is normaly found in saisons isnít there. It seems more like a Belgian Triple then a Saison to me which is probably why I like it, good stuff.
bp (759) - Queens, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: pours a light golden amber with a frothy white head , aroma of lemon, coriander some spice, taste is very mildly tart, citrus, candy sugar, fairly dry finish. Not bad.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Craft/ Pours hazy canary with 2-finger white head and solid lacing. Nose is floral, hoppy, with spicy notes. Tasted dry, floral, yeasty spicy, peppery with hopcitrus and some rock sugary malt, although it stayed dry, hoppy, and spicy throughout.