CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
(Draft) Sampled at GCBF 2009 in Victoria on September 9, 2009. Cedar/juniper resin, peppery. Pretty wild stuff. Resin in the after palate. Bready. A cross hash of everything. Really interesting. And I laughed pretty hard when my non-geek friends dumped this and said it was undrinkable... oh so wrong. I could have drank this all day. 10/4/8/4/18 nittanyjim (118) - - APR 15, 2017
Cloudy gold color. Off white head. Black pepper nose, some citrus notes. Strong black pepper taste, but not took strong. Minor to moderate heat at the finish. Maybe some salt mixed in at the start? Underlying citrus...orange? Moderate carbonation. Very unique...a rare find these days. Aquilo (658) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Clear yellow with a thin head. Very nice and complex aroma with vegetables and melon. Balanced bittersweet flavor with a very peppery aftertaste. I’m very impressed. Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Why the hate for this beer? The peppercorns really give this a spicy flavor that works well with the sweetness of this saison. The nose is all peppercorn and floral hops. The flavor has notes of honey. Smells slightly of a BBQ on a hot, summer day. auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2009
On tap at the Blind Tiger - NYC. Pours a very cloudy peachy orange, with a fluffy straw-white head. Unique herbal aroma. Wow. That peppercorn is strong. Nice floral, herbal character coming off. Super fresh. Flavor is a lesser version of the aroma. Crisp, orangey, and spiced. Aromatic. Nice. Good balance of the yeast character and some sweet malts. A delicious beer. Foamy. Solid, with unique and delicious character from the pepper corn. Very nice.
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Good god that nose is fresh, amazing peppercorn aroma. The mouth is mixtures of sweet pear spicy pepper and a long dry finish. The best food beer I can think of. I bought a growler of this man, and damn that was a good choice. PanMarek (463) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2017
Cloudy, dark golden almost orange pour with quick, white foam. Spicy, peppery nose with yeast phenols and touches of grainy / herbal malts. Complex tastes with the esters as the backbone and the spices, pepper in particular, toward the end. The more herbal spice notes work their way through the flavors. The finish is ultimately a smooth malty bitterness. Medium body with active, sharp fizz and fairly dry but not as dry as it might be. A mildy peppery alcohol burn at the end. Seems to be a bit divisive – perhaps the peppery spiciness and the comparative high ABV put some people off. notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
GABF2009 - one of the better saisons of the evening - a lovely beer with tons of aromatic spices and a zesty, peppery finish - light, crisp, effervescent, just like I like my saisons - dry, crackery maltiness - soft herbal notes that work really well with those dry malts - just the right amount of peppery heat in the finish to make things interesting - very nice. NachlamSie (3568) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2016
10 oz at WoB Belmar. Pours a cloudy light, light amber with a tall white head. Pungent peppercorn aroma is immediately noticed with a touch of orange and clove. The body is full with a finish not too dry or too sweet. Flavors of oranges start to develop beneath the peppercorn with some peppery esters and faint bubblegum. Not as peppercorn forward as their Oddlands saison, but still harmonious and delicious. DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle, shared with thephantomhennes at game night. Hazy medium gold hue with a lively white head. Pleasant crushed peppercorn plays off of a tasty saison base, nice spicy estery profile, lightly sweet ripe pear accents, dry peppery finish. I thought this was fantastic, but then again I love a good peppercorn beer and not everyone does.