Nickls (2535) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Tap. Darker orange hue. Berry, earthy, caramel, some fruity sweetness. Kinda hoppy, earthy. Lighter to medium body. djd07 (14655) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange yellow with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is yeast and pepper. Medium mouth, dry, light spice, floral, good. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Interesting sweet estery peppery nose with a good deal of caramel and some smoke. Weird. Pours darker reddish brown, thin off white head. The flavor is estery and fruity, carmelly, dark fruit, and smokey notes. Interesting smoke in a american sweet saison. dwyerpg (6188) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
A rich sweet malt sugar aroma. A very red color! This is far less spicy than the tripel yet a bit thicker actually. good but a bit plain. luttonm (6308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Draft at Elysian Fields. By menu descriptions this sounds like the ’saison poivre’ but was assured this was a different beer. Quite a lot of peppercorn in here too. Deep mahoghany brown, darkest ’saison’ i’ve seen. Nose is sweet and smoky, like chipotle/adobo peppers. Body is full and pretty clear, big peppery notes. Sweet, deep malty finish with some lemon. Yeasting is def New Belgium. Interesting, but not really tasty.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Draft at the Pike Street. Definitely a bit of an oddball, but only slightly so. Pours a murky dark brown with a slim, loose tan head. Tangy caramel and that acidically fruity white wine hop bite on the nose. Creamy medium body with fairly lively carb. Toast, caramel, and fruity acidic vinous hop on the mid-palate. There’s a bit of pepper and lemon from the yeast, but not much. Something of a hybrid.