JBPortland (1564) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2017
On tap at FW brewpub Venice Beach, CA. Dark chestnut brown with light edges and small head. Nose and taste have earthy dried dark fruit, some lemony tartness, dark bread notes, leather, dark cherry, rye, hints of herbal spice on the tail end. slowrunner77 (12998) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2017
At first the peppercorn didn’t differentiate this enough from the virtuosa base, but as it opened this became the clear favorite of the two. Not spicy, but imparting another level of flavor and complexity. Marheb (6241) - MontrÃ©al, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
(En fût à Firestone Walker Venice): Une base sucré caramélisée qui s’affaisse aussitôt devant une pluie acétique modérée. Un poivre se dissout également dans un jus de petits fruits boisé. Très sec et boisé avec un important dosage épicé. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
375mL shared at Woodshop 10. Deep reddish brune pour with healthy off-white foam. Awesome pink peppercorn nose, herbal, sharp ginger. Taste is vinous, citric, tannic, low peppercorn. Huge acid, a tad wooly perhaps from the peppercorn tannins. I think this one has the edge on the regular La Piccola. beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Pours a burnt amber color with a short lived fizzy white head. Vinegar, yeast, orange, lemon, clove, oak, peppercorn and funk aroma and flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Lemon, mild tart and peppercorn finish.
Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2016
On tap at extreme beer fest 2016. Brown amber color with tan head. Aroma is very earthy pepper, bready, balsamic. Taste is sweetish with a fair amont of tartness and a very off putting earthy maltyness that i didnt get inthe other piccola saison. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft at EBF. Light brown pour with little to no head. Aromas of black pepper, light fruit, oak and yeast aromas. Flavors are fruit, funk, oak with an very forward peppercorn note. shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle, thanks Mark. Aroma is pepper, pickles, white wine. Taste is maybe less exciting but still good. Nice sourness, only touch of pepper, fruity, bit if spice. Very interesting. Very nice. biirusaikou (2705) - - JAN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 Bottle shared, thanks Mark. Heady blend of earthy and herbal spices, black pepper, licorice, wild berries, long funky finish. Wow, I thought Stone Saison was good, well this is dope, a truly outstanding spiced saison. KyotoLefty (10726) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle. Peppery, tart nose, chocolate, very complex, herbal, nicely funky. Pale brown colod, a bit thin lookiing, lace. Nicely tart flavor, sour plum, sour cherry, chocolate and caramel, peppery finish. Light but full. Very rich, funky complexity. Great stuff.