iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2011
22 oz capped bottle, sampled July 2nd, 2011, ~2 years old: pours crystal clear straw with a thin, starchy white head (quickly diminishing). Fruity, bubble-gummy, and effervescent aroma...nice, but not funky enough for my saison tastes...Palate is moist, fruity and sweet...not quite as dry as I would prefer, but the moist-ness works well with this beer. The carbonation is lively and tingles - perfect for my tongue! Linger peach aftertaste, leaves me wanting for more... jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
22 oz bottle-thanks dmac for sharing-pours a retining foamy white head with trailing lace and cloudy straw color. Aorma is lemon, grassy, hay, yeast. Taste is lemon/grassy/spice hops, hay/light malt, yeast. jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
22oz bomber. Gold pour. Grainy malty estery aroma with subtle acidity. Flavor is nice. Grainy but smooth pilsener malts with spicy notes and hints of tropical fruit. Mild acidity. Malty balanced estery finish. Very nice. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
Bomber from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. JK (6090) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2011
App.: Bright golden with a frail white head (Champagne-like).
Aroma: A lot of yeast and bread dough, certainly peachy, fruity, some pleasant floral notes, honey-like sweetness, some playful esters, biscuit, hints of herbal green notes, some spiciness and alcohol, a ”churched up” Belgian Ale...pretty good.
Palate: Medium body, elegant effervescence, smooth.
Flav.: Biscuit, yeast, bread dough, coriander, floral notes, sweet fruity notes, certainly some peach/apricot, almost candy-like (Fuzzy Peaches), playful esters, a touch spicy, a bit of green hops, more biscuit, honey, soft, approachable malts with some decoration; sweet with sufficient bitterness and brightness for balance, a warm, alcoholic finish with pleasant fruity malts and flowers.
As I read over my notes, I’m suspecting power of suggestion maybe have had an impact. Nevertheless, tasty beer.
Cloudy yellow color. Belgian yeast. Light sweet with wheat and coriander. Sweet finish, but alcohol is a little too high, which is to be expected from Avery.
rader58 (899) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a clear pale golden color. Aroma of citrus, nutmeg, pepper, peach and floral. Flavor is peach, orange, spice, lavender. Nice and easy drinking, but nothing spectacular. With that said, it is good. dmac (6203) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2011
22 oz bomber from Jonathan Ron shared at jcwattsrugger’s. Poured an ugly greenish-yellow with an average to large fizzy white head. Aroma of cloves, green bananas, pepper and wet bread. Nice palate with a medium body and just slightly srong carbonation. Fruity flavor along with yeast, bread, cloves, corriander and white pepper. This is rather good for a saison which is one of my least favorite styles. adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle @ home. Hazy yellow-orange appearance with a white head. Floral, yeasty, wild Belgian ale nose. Floral, mildly hoppy, somewhat wheaty, yeasty, citrusy, wild Belgian ale flavor. Yeasty, sweet, light fruity finish. A more floral flavor than most saisons but is done quite well. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
22oz bottle. Slght hazy, orange color. Sparkling wine appearance, big fizzy bubbles, white foam of large bubbles. Aroma of fermented honey, some white tree fruit, mostly yeast. Flavor has a touch of fruit, honey, and bread; all very distant. Over aged, still drinkable, but 2 years old. jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle shared by Dmac. Pours cloudy yellow. White head. Nose of yeast, banana, peach and honey. Taste of lemongrass, honey, yeast and peach. Alcohol noticeable.