hockey9930 (321) - - DEC 20, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2017 golden and lightly cloudy, bubbly. aroma of wheat, coriander, pepper, and orange. taste is off wheat and white pepper. slowrunner77 (13205) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Deep golden. Slightly sweet and a little heavy for the style, but the grain/yeast combo works well together, and masks the alcohol a little. Would be really nice at say 7%. mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2017
On tap at De Steeg, pours a hazy copper golden with a small white head. Aroma bring out lots of saison yeast, fruity esters and rustic farmhouse character. Flavour is complex, with perfect fruity esters, saison yeast and rustic farmhouse notes. Lightly sweet, but without sacrificing authenticity or complexity. A big saison that really nails it. Excellent. NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2017
10 oz at Tap XIV. Through the clear plastic cup, this beer is a deep gold with a clear body and a firm white head. The aroma has some identifiable, peppery saison yeast notes. I was a little apprehensive when I saw the alcohol content, but it doesn’t seem like the yeast was stressed and attenuation was pretty good too. Alcohol burn is slight in the flavor and the finish is kind of dry, but certainly not like a classic saison would be. The mouthfeel isn’t too coating either, but it has a fair amount of heft to it. Smooth, peppery and fruity yeast makes up most of the flavor with a pretty simple grain bill adding bready sweetness. I don’t get a ton of pilsner malt quality for the style. Pretty decent beer, one of the better "imperial saisons" or whatever you want to call it. Ernest (7889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle (brewed by Odyssey Beerworks, not De Steeg).
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, corn starch), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement/mold), with notes of metal, gum, apple, alcohol, pear syrup, pepper, concrete, hint of celery.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
Basically a boozy generic Belgian strong ale, no clue why they would put "saison" on the label. Some aspects of the aroma are decent (e.g. pepper, gum), but there’s as many unpleasant notes too, so overall it’s not all that enjoyable to sniff. Sweet and boozy and watery and kinda raspy-husky in the mouth, and a bit sour too (although obviously not all the way to a sour ale attempt). So it’s not much fun to drink either. A bit aimless and crude, but it’s certainly not terrible...I suppose it’s drinkable if you’re mainly after the big alcohol. Fairly typical quality for Odyssey based on what I’ve had from them to date (have not had anything from De Steeg yet).
markducommun (1231) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Lightly hazy yellow, white head. Mango, spice. Lightly bitter, spicy. Light body, chewy. Good. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Not a bad saison, i like them dry but this was okay .. . Gold haze .. Solid head ring .. Lacing is spot on .. . Yeast, esters, rind, and cereal .. Mouth feels alright, quick finish, slight sweetness too .. Okay brew .. . . I was a good friend of rocky maivea DocJitsu (2060) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Moderately cloudy golden pour with a white head that dissipates to a thin ring. Slightly tart nose. Full mouth feel with just a hint of carbonation. A little rich. Lightly fruity, earthy, and tart. The richness and tartness balance. ajnepple (7342) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Dark orange and clear appearance with a white foam. Fruity esters, mild sweetness and yeasty with a dry finish. A little sweet, but the alcohol is hidden well. Pretty easy drinkin’ ModeEngage (153) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 Tap at the source. Pours hazy straw with white head. Smells of esthers, tart fruit, and bread. Light to medium bodied. Buries the alcohol. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering bitterness. Tastes of esthers foremost with wood, bread, and citrus.