GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle from nearbeer. Poured a clear bright orange color. The head was creamy and off white. Attractive aroma of distinct flower blossom, clove, and orange marmalade. Light to medium bodied and dry-ish with moderate hop bitterness. The 9% ABV was noticeable, but not overpowering. The citrusy/piney hops and spicy flavors imparted by the Belgian yeast worked well together. I also tasted a bit of distinct grapefruit rind after the finish. Maybe a bit too much alcohol, but otherwise delicious. tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2009
poured nice golden color nice foam and very cloudy, nose is sweet spicy hops, some belgian spices and some pine. flavor is greatgreat hop character with everything u would want in a trippel. Fantastic beer HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a copper to golden color.
Smells like a fruity bread, with definite bready notes augmented by grapefruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of hoppy notes and Belgian characteristics, a lot of pine and flowers together with some spice and dough. Finishes with a bitter note. CapFlu (5126) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2009
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Brewery Creek in Vancouver, BC. Great big, foamy white mountainous head with a clear, deep amber, highly carbonated body. Nose of amarillo and cascade hops and a bit tinny aroma finish. Great sweetness, wild yeasti-goodness, strong pine flavour with a lasting bite. I’d definitely have this again, very nice 8/5/8/4/16 Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle shared with Turbo during his feedom holiday. Hazy gold body with white head. Left good amout of lacing on the glass. Too much belgian grainy, yeasty and spice aroma and flavor to get my attention that this has two styles to it.
DuffMan (10270) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2009
One of several New Years Eve delights shared with friends. Hazy deep brassy gold with a thick robust white head. Fruity aroma of pear and melon and pineapple with some subtle yeast. Fruity palate correlates well with the nose with the yeast still present. The finish is where the IPA character comes in with a sure-handed bitterness. To me this seemed like a hopped-up saison more than anything. Well done! timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle from Davis CoOp. This brew is an interesting mix, as the Calique from Stone. I found the pairing of the strong grapefruit on the front end disruptive to the palate. The piney/fresh citrus approach is much more palatable than bitter citrus. Still, it was a worthwhile try. jonno (2751) - JAPAN - DEC 28, 2008
Definately belgian dominating here. got little of the IPA. Very sweet and yeasty. Maybe I missed something because most people refer to the hops here but I didnt get a great deal of them from this one. Still enjoyable Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Pours a hazy golden color with thin white head. Aroma is a bit of citrus and floral hops combined with some Belgian spice and light yeast notes. Taste is almost saison like with the yeast imparting an interesting funk to the mix of IIPA and Belgian spice. This is a terrific BSA. Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Pours a medium golden color with a medium creamy white head that fades thinly and leaves lots of streamy lacing. Aroma is like a hoppy saison - yeasty, spice, pine, pineapple. Taste is creamy, citrus, bitter hops.