AirForceHops (8175) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 1, 2017
500 ml bottle as pitched. (No Batch marking or date code on label) Purchased at One Stop Market, so I have no idea on the age. Slightly hazy pink color with thin, fizzy head. Aroma is rustic grain, weak bread notes, subtle flowers. Hops seem to have faded. The flavor is the aroma with the addition of a very mild funk element and some building acid notes. Medium body. Pretty decent. mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2017
Pours a cloudy pink with no head and thus no lacing. Nose is of cereals and that is about it. No signs of the fruity hibiscus in there. Taste is pretty dry but also cereal-forward with no hibiscus. Body is medium and so is carbonation. Alright... but where is the hibiscus and most importantly the saison character?! ClarkVV (7050) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Bottle drunk 1/28/17.DSG (15519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
Lovely, bright rose colored body shows good clarity, sparkling carbonation and a large, pink-flecked, beige head showing moderate retention for the style.
The nose is not at all the earthy, understated, hibiscus-laden nose I was expecting, but rather a light, bright, almost dainty, tart cranberry-like nose with soft Brett funk and citrus, light honey and biscuit and a wonderful amount of peppery phenols. No alcohol or flaw.
Soft, yet very nicely attenuated texture has an almost chewiness to it, with engaging carbonation and very light honey-like malts backing the lightly tart, very buoyantly fruity hibiscus and yeast notes that range from tart cherry, cranberry and lime to even an almost grape-like flavor. Very light earthiness and house yeast character on the end adds tons of earth, funk and mineral. Crisp finish with dainty acids lingering. Lovely stuff.
[2/1/17] Draught at The Tip Tap Room in Boston. Cloudy orange. Yeasty, floral, fruity, dry, slightly tart. czar (9680) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
on tap at the ginger man, boston. almost cloudy pink pour with a very small white pink cap offering minimal retention and lacing. peppery wheat, flowery hibiscus, floral citrus, rose water, white pepper, some astringent and a tad bland herbs; spicy and peppery belgian yeast strain - low saison character. moderate carbonation - could be a lot brighter; light body - watery; dry and lightly tart herbal-peppery finish. nice hibiscus saison.
rocbyter (2192) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Strong floral aroma. Red color with a small pink head. Light sweet beginning with a strong tart finish. Dry palate. ctipping (2299) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
500 mL bottle. Bright pink body. Pretty. Smells of all hibiscus. Flowery and green. Tastes of equally strong hibiscus. Light tartness. A bit of flowery sweetness. And then green and vegetal plant flavors. Light body. Medium carbonation. Too much hibiscus, I think. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2016
on tap at Armsby. Very earthy and floral. Dry and complex, very well executed without overdoing it. Finish is dry and floral. Some moderate brett. Reynolds314 (3472) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2016
On tap at Armsby Abbey. Deep ruby red color with light pink head. Aroma is floral, berries, citrus, and cracker malt. Taste is nicely tart with some mild sweetness from the hibiscus. One of the best kent falls beers. mansquito (7277) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2016
Cooper’s Craft and Kitchen, NYC tap: pours deep orange red with a white head. Aroma is hibiscus and a light fruitiness. Taste is very heavy on the hibiscus and a light sweetness. Interesting aftertaste. Pleasant.