dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2012
12 oz bottle from Scott. Poured a golden/orange with an average sized frothy off white head. Aroma has a bit of funk about it with notes of grains, curaco and a hint of white wine. Body is nice with a medium-full mouthfeel and average carbonatoin with a lingering aftertaste. Flavor of grains, wet cereal, funk, lemons and a hint of yeast. Not bad. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
In short: A dry pale Belgian ale with plenty of orange peels. AcceptableBulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2017
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear golden body topped by a long-lasting small off-white head
In long: Nose is a bit citrusy, orange peels and maybe a tiny tiny of barnyard. Not much classic Saison going on in the nose and only found faint traces of barnyard because I knew it was a Saison and I wanted to find some. Taste is more of the same. The beer uses orange peels and it is what dominates the beer. Bitter orange peels upfront with other citrus fruits in the back. I find that type of bitterness a bit aggressive. Overall the beer is quite dry and that’s its saving grace. It didn’t come through as much of a Saison to me, especially compared to their Uncle Daddy Saison I had 5 minutes before which was very Saison. I suppose it is hard to get the best out of a Saison in a gluten-free beer. Decent beer, no more. Anyway, I decided that going to the excellent Alchemist for a gluten-free beer was like going to a brothel to get a hug.
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a hazy burnt orange almost amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that slid off faintly.
The aroma had some hay, grassy dryness, slight skunkiness, light clove, some bubblegum, and some white pepper.
The flavor took the previously mentioned aromas to blend together gently. Slight aftertaste of hay and grassy dryness. Light earthy/grassy finish.
The feel was about light bodied, maybe a touch above. Great sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, well, it is gluten free and honestly, if I was a celiac, I wouldn’t mind having to drink this one. I know "gluten-free" beers aren’t a true accepted style by ratebeer or even BJCP but hey, with this one, I say who cares, drink up and be happy. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Saison type aromas. Off thin water flavor withstrong apple flavors. Tastes more like a cider than a beer but whatever, I don’t have gluten issue. Gimme gluten!! thornecb (6018) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours gold into a shaker. Caramel and sour pit fruit aromas. Sweet sorghum upfront turning to mandarin in the sour lasting finish.
Marheb (5982) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Belle couleur dorée tirant sur l’orangée avec une belle tête pétillante, pour les louanges, ça s’arrête là. L’entrée de bouche caramélisée est pas si mal mais le crescendo final passe du végétal à l’ammoniac en passant par l’amertume d’une gomme de pin. Simplement pas fait pour moi. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Une petite bouteille qui provient d’un échange. Un liquide orangé et son anneau de mousse. Un nez étrange de savon à vaisselle parfumé à l’orange. Des saveurs détestables de détergent et de choses synthétiques. Une bouche qui manque de corps. Une finale qui est pénible. Une bière qui est difficile à boire. Heureusement, nous étions deux sur la bouteille. Et, malheureusement, j’écris ce texte en direct de l’unité d’observation de l’hôpital Charles-Lemoyne : l’interniste cherche encore le meilleur traitement pour ce type d’empoisonnement alimentaire. Des idées, quelqu’un? Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Draft. Pours an orange golden body with a white head. Dry earthy herbal hop tones, a hint of lemon and citrus notes. Load of orange peel with a lightly drying finish. Amarillo hop tones, and a bit grainy, with a hint of apple. Okay. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2012
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spiciness and light fruits, some caramel and weird malts, and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. After having Heady Topper, I was expecting more from this beer. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Thanks to GatorGuy92 for sharing this one. Cheers, Matt! Pours a hazy yellow witha white head. Nose is band-aid, phenols, nail polish remover, and some fruit. Flavor is similar with band-aid, nail polish remover, and some slight sweetness of fruit. I know gluten-free beers are their own animal, but I was not a fan.