Ferris (16498) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Draft - Banana, bubblegum and some spice. Clear golf with a decent white head. As it smells, which is a hef. Not really a good saison. markducommun (1224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pale clear yellow. No head to speak of. Floral, some bitterness. Some citrus. Medium body, long finish. Very good.
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Bottle pour. Clean Gold. Small head. Peach nose. Some basic funk. Mild cheese. Sweetish finish. STLGoldendog (61) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours clear light golden with thin head.sweet and fruity aroma. Crisp and refreshing with a light palate. Small hints of pear not very peppery though. EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is kind of thin, maybe a bit of pears. Taste is peppery with a sweetness of pears. Has a hint of a Belgian yeast flavor, which is interesting. The back end is bland. It’s nothing special.
kansascityCW (136) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a beautiful bright orange with a smaller head than I would expect based on other saisons I’ve had. Light pear juice aroma, definitely some orange. Some ripe banana. Taste has that Belgian yeast quality to it along with some citrus. Not as peppery as I thought it would be. Overall this is an excellent saison. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottled: The additions makes this less that traditional but I really like the pear and white pepper character working with the normal "bubblegummy", earthy and clove notes of the yeast. Sprite carbonation opens the palate as well. I really dig this even if "not to style" ryecatcher (1466) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bomber. Pours a pale, burnt orange, clear with minimal head and lacing. Nose is yeast, slight funk, chardonnay, bread, pepper. Mouth is medium bodied, slightly creamy up front, clove, pepper, biscuit, yeasty spice, mild bitter towards middle, then goes doughy and the pears make a light appearance towards the finish. Nice! Evopop (4) - Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014 does not count
Poured from 22oz bottle, label was stamped mid March 2014, so just about as young as can be found. Vigorous carbonation. Peppery aroma. Very forward pepper taste. Some tart sweetness (presumably from the pear), but then more pepper squeezing out siloed hay and malt flavors. A chilled subsequent pour slightly muted the pepper and elevated the malt. Unmemorable except for the pepper; not a fan. TH28 (478) - - MAR 22, 2014
Appearance is crystal clear golden with a thick white foam cap. Aroma is citrus, pear, pepper, and spicy Belgian saison yeast. Taste is bready malt, pepper, tart citrus and pear, with a high hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated. Finishes with a distinct pepper spice and hop bitten as that lingers for a bit on the tongue. Great saison, but definitely a more pronounced bitterness than typical for the style.