chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap into a tasting glass...An ugly dark brown that is a light quad, think of Rochefort 6. An off white head that has really good retention but poor lacing...A strong aroma but in all the wrong ways; herbal, medicinal, juniper and eucyalyptis dominate, its not a good combination. The euca overpowers everything. Strangely on the back there is a creamy peanut butter finish. I hate this combination and does not entice me to drink it but I give it credit for being super complex and unique...Taste is thankfully lighter and not as much herb comes through, still undertones of euca the whole way. Tastes like a light gruit beer.
Not a beer worth trying. thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Murky brown color with some tan head ringing the glass.
Mild nose - some bread & funk come through. Flavor is similar, but you get a bit more spice and citrus. Light and well carbonated with a short-lived finish.
Tasty, and while not one of my favorites, I would drink it again if given the chance.
>>reviewed from notes<< SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Draught at Clybourn. Hazy brown with a small white head. Lots of spice in the aroma. Citrus floral and pepper. Very spicy and peppery. Fresh spicy finish. Bready-sweet with lots of bread crust. Light medium body and medium carbonation. Lots of spice. A little too sweet overall. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
[Tap] Pours a hazy brown color with a small head. Aroma of wheat malts, yeast, mild fruits and black pepper. Taste is spicy, with coriander and pepper in the initial flavor. Banana, toasted bread and sweet malts in the finish. Average mouthfeel and good level of carbonation. Pretty tasty, and it definitely gets a few points for originality. DuffMan (10276) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Chicago. Hazy dark copper. Aroma is surprisingly roasty with chocolate notes a subtle spices. Certainly nothing overtly Szechuan though. Surprisingly lighter palate, spicy cocoa, tea-like tannic bitterness. I would never guess this to be a Belgian style wit though! Interesting.
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Poured a dark brown color. Aroma is nice with spice from the peppercorn and coriander, which go into the taste that is just okay. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2010 Tasted on draft at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours a cloudy mud brown color with an average tan head that leaves a little lace. The nose is Belgian yeast and some nutty sweetness. I don’t smell the szechuan, but every time I put my nose in the glass my eyes begin to water. The flavor is fairly straight forward saison with a hint of chicory bitterness on the back of the palate. The body is fairly light with a somewhat sticky texture, lively carbonation and a slightly bitter and nutty finish. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Tap. Clybourn pub. Dark ruddy brown, minimal. Head. Aroma of banana, clove, and coriander. Flavor is similar with added pepper and grass. A nice dark belgian wit.