slowrunner77 (12581) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 13, 2016 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours an absolutely beautiful amber color. The head is a two finger white shade. Its texture is creamy, and it fades away relatively quick. Lacing is streaky at first, but becomes more sheetlike as the head goes away. It’s not really saison like in appearance - even so, this is damn gorgeous.
S: This has a lot in the way of candied sugar and phenols. Notes of coriander and sage are also present, but otherwise, this one seems too sweet for the style.
T: Ayup, too damn sweet. An initial taste of phenols gives way to some mild spicing...and hardly mild candied sugar. Not only is it rather sugary, but the finish is a bit boozy. Nothing too harsh, though.
M: Syrupy, under-carbonated, hefty, lifeless - everything I DON’T want from a saison. Drinkability isn’t great, either, but by no means is it completely undrinkable.
O: Look, it’s not really a bad BSPA at all. It’s just a bad saison: the only characteristic Heavy Seas got right is the spice flavor, and that’s simply too mild. Not only is it too sweet for a saison, it’s too sweet for a regular Belgian pale ale. I don’t plan to revisit this one.
Grainy and tart - weird dark fruit notes for the style, but enjoyable for sure. Just weird. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a hazy orangish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste. beer-yum (1866) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2015
Grassy aroma in a hazy golden pour. Superb sour fruit flavour is a typically American take on the style (in-your-face). raymow (1732) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
bottled - Belgiany flavor and aroma. Orange-amber in color. Definitely drinkable, but not as good as expected - probably should try it again in the summer. Dacrza (1022) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2015
DATE TASTED: February 8, 2015... GLASSWARE: La Fin du Monde tulip... OCCASION: watching the Grammys and waiting for more inclement weather... APPEARANCE: cloudy, light yellow body; creamy off-white head settles to a reasonably bubbly half-inch; ... AROMA: instant lemon grass and bubble gum; pepper, clove, and a bevy of hop varietals to tantalize ... PALATE: quite drinkable, with a smooth, rum-like warmth and comfort; the finish is dry but welcoming and lingering...TASTE: a dramatically packed burst of hops that evoke flowers and lemongrass; bubblegum, clove and anise (?) complicate the experience in a good way, with each sip invoking consideration; fruits like pear and apple arrive late in a loaded plate ...OVERALL: this was the beer I took to the 2003 trip to OBX, and all as well until I found a claw (!) in a bottle; still, a fantastic beer for the summer--and, not bad in the months leading up to the spring...
murran (684) - - JAN 15, 2015
Pours a pale amber body with a medium head. Faint aroma of dough. Malty taste with sugar tones. More like an ordinary belgian ale than a saison.
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From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with a fine white head. Yeasty nose. Flavors of banana, lemon and coriander. Slightly sweet smooth finish. JHeath99 (1679) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Tap. Pours a hazy golden with a layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of yeast, spices, hint of fruit, malts. mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6626-20140815] Bottle. Yeasty fruity aroma is fresh and light. Clear, pale yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. More apricot fruitiness in the flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
Maxbier (999) - Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2014
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)
Hazy straw color with 2 finger white head. Citrus, spicy, saison aroma. Some malt sweetness up front with herbal spicy yeasty hop character. A hint tart. Citrus herbal finish.
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