nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2011skortila (5790) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2016
On Tap at Patrickís Kitchen in Zionsville, Indiana. I had never heard of this brew but am always intrigued by a Dogfish - 3F collaboration. Reddish nut brown colour and yeasty, spicy aroma. Spicy taste (cardamom?) along with belgian yeast, and very strong bourbon flavor. Reminded me of drinking brandy. Iím not sure how closely this matches to the Belgian Strong Ale style, but I liked the idea. Sweet, spice, yeast, and of course some bourbon.
Old note. Bottled, small sample. The aroma has cardamom, bit biscuits, booze. Bit hazy, golden coloured beer with a small, white head. The taste is light bitter, has malt sweetness, oranges, spice, booze. Medium-full bodied beer. All together rather nice. JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Average sized creamy, off-white head, mostly diminishing with little lace. Lightly hazed honey colored liquid. Aromas are lightly malty with honey and snickerdoodle cookies. Some floral hops along with lemon and cardamom. Lightly yeast dough. Some oak, lavender and coriander in the background. Fairly light in feel, with creamy to syrupy texture. Moderately sweet throughout with a wheat finish. A bit of alcohol in the finish. A nice triple with a hint of oak and spice. 3/11
alexsdad06 (10262) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2015
750 ml bottle from notes (though I popped a bottle today to compare). Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have big spicy cardamom from the beginning that doesnít let up at all, oak, sweet malts, brandy, fruity, but the cardamom doesnít let you forget that it is there. The bottle that I just opened is pretty much the same; actually this has held up pretty well. Not my favorite by any means from either of these breweries, but interesting to see how it has held up. slowrunner77 (11911) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
a nice beer from DFH and FFF. the alcohol is well hidden at 9.5%, the body tingly and medium to full. this golden ale smells of sweet malt, lots of spice (cardamom, which is fairly aggressive) and a hint of brandy and oak. the barreled portion comes through a little in the flavor, but this is a spiced ale first. Given high expectations for these two brewers, this was not a standout, but a pretty nice brew."
jackl (8013) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle during Late Nights @ RBWG, Asheville. Deep amber pour with a small head. Very gunky, yeasty nose. Some lemon and apricot. Unidentified spices. Similar flavors. A bit of sludgy tired lemon and harvest fruits. Some caramel and wood. Full body, oily. Meh.
chinchill (4909) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Poppaskull 750 ml bottle served in a Green Man snifter after the RNWG-2014
Hazy golden color with an irregular appearance. The head was thin and short-lived.
Aroma: heavy cardamon; vague additional spicing; moderate funk; bright fruitiness.
O: Over the top. Two great breweries join forces to produced a weak "by committee" product? DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
750ml bottle, big thanks to Jay A. for this one! Wow, didnít even know this existed. Amber orange yellow color. Thin off-white ring of head. Dots and ropes of lace. Some belgian candy sugar, nice orange citrus, light toffee, citrus zest. Some baked apple, light spice aromas. Bigger body. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Very nice citrusy zesty belgian strong. Good, nice light amount of spice, and nice ginger type aromas. Glad for the chance to have tried this one. Very interesting. beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
750 ml bottle shared at Daveís tasting. Pours a hazy golden orange with a linen white head. Pleasant aroma of Belgian yeast and honey. Iím not really picking up the cardamom in the nose. The flavor is Belgian yeast with a bit of honey, malt, and some cardamom. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, golden hazy pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of lots of cardamom, hints of white fruits, lots of biscuit, bread and honey-like sugars, hints of vanilla in there as well, some sugary brandy as well, the age has treated this well. Taste is a sweet mix of oak, vanilla, and brandy into slight cardamom, hints of earth, biscuit, slight grassy note into some white fruits, finishing fairly sweet. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Cinnamon, Ginger
T: Cinnamon, Ginger, Mild Citrus
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Spicey
Overall, a solid spicey saison beer with nice sweetness.