boyntonliquors (24) - San Jose, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Nice looking beer in appearance rivals Belgium farmhouse ales. Not to fragrant, but packs a mouthful of wonderful taste, and packs a punch with it's 8% abv. Nice clean neutral rye taste, a nice respite from my usual ipa fare. Highly recommend.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Braudog (6678) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle. Pretty average pour here ... light, almost-golden amber with a slight haze and a thin white head. Not much to discern in the initial whiff either ... maybe a light floral perfume. The beer drinks with a mellow farmhousey thing, barely noticeable. It finishes with a sweet, fruity edge. Even-keeled, mellow drinker. If it’s really 8% it hides it exceptionally well. Be careful! (#4745, 8/25/2012) Drake (13662) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bomber from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. A bit of a gusher. Pours a clear amber color with a thin fizzy white head. Decent
head retention. Aroma of spicy rye, apple, earth, bread and a near metallic note. The taste is rye, tea, apples, pale
malts, faint caramel. Medium bodied. Weird one. Neither good nor bad. Just weird. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2012
From a bottle poured a straw color with a small amount of head. Bitter hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste. jgb9348 (6199) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a orange tint and a thinnish off-white head, about only a centimetre tall. Aroma of alcohol, yeast, coriander seed, curacao and a bit of rye - not much though. Medium-bodied; Assertive yeast and a good amount of coriander seed and lemon and orange rinds. Aftertaste is fairly mild with the yeast and malt coming through but not much of anything else. A touch of sugars at the end with a hint of bitterness. Overall, an acceptable beer - but nothing sublime and with a few good tastes, nice, but not as complex as I was expecting. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Super Jr Market (BestDamnBeer Shop) in San Diego, California on 06-May-2012 for US$6.49 sampled at home in Washington on 05-July-2012.
baraciisch (3187) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Dark orange in color with white head ... Aroma is ciders and slightly soapy... Flavor is spicy malts, caramel toffee, and Belgian yeast... Yeasty on the finish... Not my favorite emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pours a soft and pretty clean straw yellow with two fingers of frothy head. Nose is papery and cidery, stale with lots of acetaldehyde. Very very light saison character, hints of spicy/peppery notes and a light tartness. This just isn’t cutting it. Light-medium body and dry finish. Meh. Anova167 (369) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
I guess I like this a bit more than most on here. Great looking beer. Clear orange with a white head that looks like foamed milk on a cappuccino. The aroma is lacking a bit of belgian character for the style, maybe a touch of pineapple. Flavor is fairly light with a bit of malty sweetness balanced by a touch of black pepper. Pretty dry finish with a touch of sweetness. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
It pours a dark orange color with a large off white head. The aroma does not indicate a Saison at all. There’s some dull toffee, sweet over ripe fruit and a bit of spice. The flavor does have some Belgian yeast spice along with some notes of plum, apple and fig. The dominating sweetness is pretty simple and cloying. It reminds me a bit of circus peanuts or cotton candy. The finish almost saves it with a little balancing spice and rye malt. Not terrible, but pretty boring and simple. I’ll pass on this one. TheBeerGod (6209) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle. Amber with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is peppery spices, earthy hops, grassy notes, dusty yeast, dried fruit and malt notes. Taste is spicy and peppery with soft grains, malt, earthy hops, woody notes, grass, dusty yeast, straw and soft fruitiness. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more spicy hops, peppery notes, flowers, dried fruit, yeast, soft grains, malt and earthy notes.