SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
Found this gem at Stateline liquors in Elkton, MD...in late July. Poured into my Chimay chalice. My first review of a retired beer.
A- Nearly opaque golden yellow body with a giant frothy white head that takes forever to settle down (which is what is prohibiting it from a 5.0...I couldn’t pour it without it overflowing). It finally settles to a 1 finger thick eggshell white head. Cloudiness is thick and dynamic. When held up to the light bubbles can be seen rising to the top. A truly beautiful beer.
S-The smell good but not as potent as the rest of the brew. Mild floral hops tingle the nostril first followed by a fruity scent of pear and apples.
T-Upfront is a semi-tart/semi-sweet fruity flavor of pear and apples. This is accented by minimal floral hop flavor and a big bready yeast backbone. The finish has a sudden presence of floral hop bitterness along with a touch of alcohol. What lingers is a hint of floral hops and the bready yeast.
P-Medium carbonation and a mouthfeel full of yeast. Its much thicker than others I have tried of this style (which may come with age). Big silky and smooth.
O- I really liked this and I wish I would have picked up more than one bottle. I know the other reviews for this are much lower than mine...but maybe all this beer needed was some aging...I’m sure it was much boozier in the beginning. This is a wonderful brew overall and the best I have tried from this brewing co.
edit: when sorted high to low...all of the highest ratings are from 2008...just more suggestion that this one needed some aging.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-12-2008 00:24:05 bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 5, 2007
This on surprised me, Poured a golden color with fluffy head. Aroma was grassy and peppery and the funk. Flavor was the same lots of funk and grassy hops. Very good. didn’t expect this one from flying dog. User37895 (3042) - - MAR 31, 2007
Pours a cloudy golden color, some amber hues in there, nice huge initial pillowy head. Lacing was a bit weak. The aroma was grassy hops first, some coriander-like spicing, some peppery notes. The flavor was funky, grassy, honey, apples, wheat, spicing (coriander and I guess caracao), pepper. This is one of the finer Flying Dog productions I’ve come across. Mouthfeel was malty for a saison, yet with a dry crispness to the finish. Goodgrief (2028) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Mar. 2007 - Beer pours pale yellow with decent head and lacing. Heavy grass and barnyard aroma. Very nice blend of barnyard funk, spices, and fruity sweet goodness. Surprisingly good! yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle, 75cl corked. It pours a golden body with a lively carbonation and a big, diminishing, off-white head. Wonderful nose with some cellar, sugary sweetness, some spices and yeast and a delicious fruityness. Some cellar in the mouth too, with white sugar, orange peel, some alcohol and a fine fruityness to bind it all together. Full-bodied, effervescent mouthfeel, and a long, spiced, fruity and bitter finish. Really easy to drink, and very flavorful. Yummy. (081003)
IrishBoy (4202) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007
750 ml Bottle from Country Club Liquors, Bakersfield. Nose of barnyard, citrus, and cloves. hazy light amber with a huge, long-lasting, ctream head; flavor has pepperiness, citrus, some light banana esters, and some light tartness leading into a tingly dry finish. Ithought it an excellent, uderrated saison with definate Belgian ale notes. SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 4, 2007
pours a cloudy gold with lots of lacing under a large foamy white head. pleasant hoppy, yeasty, aroma. the head has excellent retention. flavor is grainy, yeasty with spices. tastes very belgian. nice job. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours amber with a small dissipating white head. Smells of oranges, bananas, coriander, some grass, dough and pepper. Taste is of oranges, lots of malt, some tartmess and tangy malt. Mouthfeel is very tingly in a good way. Finish is dry and crisp. waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2007
bottle. beautiful golden hugh with touch of orange. rising bubbles to thick foamy white head. earthy, yeast, wheat and spice aroma. lively palate. mellow flavor but solid. wheat and grain. lemon, slight apricot and apple. small but always present sourness. lavender and herb. peppery finish. I was expecting less and was very happy with this. Very nice job. badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Golden colored with a white head the has some retention and lacing. Earthy aromas, light grass, lemon, and clove. Bready taste, earthy, clove, and spice. Higher carbonation and medium body.