Reid (2673) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2018
375 ml corked and caged bottle from Trader Joe in Salem OR
After a rather turbulent heady pour it has a honey gold coloured body wit a large frothy/tightly bubbled off white head.
Strong medicinal/bubble gum in the aroma..follwed by over ripe banana, coriander and light lemon .
Taste similar..but more fruity and yet creamy. Very nice.
Great mouth feel..smooth yet well carbonated with a dry finish.. Slight alcohol.
Very nice winter beer and a great price to boot. crispaire (255) - - DEC 22, 2017
i was excited to try another Pfriem offering, which up to this point i haven't had a bad one yet. everything was going great until i took a sip, after which all i could taste is soap. no joke. i couldn't get past that to experience anything else the beer had to offer. DenverLogan (1300) - North Bend, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2017
From a 375 ml corked bottle into a Trumer / Celebrator 26th Anniv glass. Pours gold with big head and lace. Aroma of bread dough, yeast, fresh grass. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of grains, pale malt, field herbs, sourdough bread, white pepper, grapefruit rind, wet rag. Overall rich, complex, refreshing and challenging. JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2017
375 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a moderately hazy copper color with a huge head of bubbly white foam. Strong head retention. The aroma has notes of dried grass and herbs. Some bubblegum. Sort of a dry fruity aspect as well. Vanilla and woody notes come through in the taste. The bitter side of this beer shines through from start to finish. Strongly herbal throughout. Medium body and high carbonation. neepsntatties (2076) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Colour...slightly hazy gold with a ginormous head. Nose...wonderful Beligian ale aromas with yeast, dried apricot, quince and some funk. Palate...my! This is a big one! Not what I generally think of when I think saison, but then again it IS "super". Big, full flavoured and bittersweet, with abundant fruit and even a good bit of ethanol (well....9.5% after all). The mid palate is sweet and dry and the finish is long, peachy and somewhat gripping.
luttonm (6955) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2017 Bottle in Seattle. Rainy night tasting. Strong pop to the corked bottle. Finger thick soapy foam, mostly clear light yellow. Rich fruit, strawberry, tangerine. Some sweet and rich ester. Fairly fizzy, brightly carbonated body. Fairly champagne like character. Lemon note, grassy, fairly robust. Intriguing, smooth, rather sweet and heavy saison. Intriguing beer. SinH4 (6554) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle, thanks luttonm. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is doughy, peppery, citrusy, . Taste is doughy, peppery, touch of bananas, cheesecake. Medium carbonation. Very nice. stevoj (5866) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle share. One of the best saisons I’ve had in a while. Beautiful pour, clear golden with small frothy head. Sweet, floral aroma. Taste is floral and grassy, sweet, and savory. Damn good. BuckeyeBoy (8859) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
375ml bottle thanks to derick. Pours out a pale golden topped with a white head. Nose is spice bubble gum sweetness and a nice yeast. Taste is more of the bubble gum spice a nice light yeast kick and a very nice end. Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
Review based on initial tasting back at the Farmhouse festival at Saravesa, Portland in March 2013. Deliciously juicy, grassy and seriously funky. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.
More recent batches: tried a number of times in hopes of this beer returning to the delicious concoction it once was. No such luck. Still a good beer but tastes more of orange peel and virtually no funk. It’s difficult to rate this accurately now because it tastes like disappointment and tears. Women scorned and all that jazz...