pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
22oz bottle. Batch 21 - the one and only ao far of course... Pours a
medium hazy yellowish brown hue and topped with a creamy pure white
head. Looks great and highly enticing. After time, the head diminishes
leaving a thin wispy film... Aroma of Belgian yeast and light banana.
Peppercorns more abundant in the flavor than the nose but definetely
becomes apparent late with a light but noticeable spicy tinge...
Flavors are more of the same with the peppercorn getting a headstart
while meshing well with the Belgian yeast profile. A light bitter
finish also comes into play. Body is light and fluffy with the abv
held in check.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
22oz bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Pours a cloudy, golden-orange colored body with a two finger-width, dense, frothy and foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has some soft tea notes, florals, and a bit of a lemon zest with a lightly sweetened, grainy, bready pils maltiness. A light pepper note with a bit of a Belgian yeast, banana ester. Flavor is similar. Florals and a fruitiness up front with some lemon and yeasty esters giving off a slight banana note. A bit more of a peppercorn note in the middle with with a lightly sweetened, bready maltiness. A slight herbal tea note before this finishes dry with a nice peppercorn, earthy floral and light grassy bitterness alongside a light, balancing malt sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a light-medium body and a crisp, pillowy, lively carbonation. Overall, I liked the Poivre du Sichuan better, but this was a nice Saison. A bit more fruity and slightly sweeter than the Poivre du Sichuan, but the peppercorn provides a nice spiciness and floral essence. Good beer. smith4498 (3647) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Pawola22. Batch #21. Pours cloudy dark golden color with white head. Doughy yeast and biscuit malt aromas with some lemon and floral notes. Doughy yeast flavor with light fruitiness and a hint of peppercorns. Medium body with lively carbonation. Thanks Brian. Leighton (21299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle at THE Sour and Saison Tasting, London. Many thanks to Kenny for procuring this gal. Pours cloudy, yellow-gold with a creamy, white cap. A bit of sugary yohgurt on the nose, accompanied by doughy pale malts. Light to mediums sweet flavor with more yoghurt (vanilla yoghurt, to be exact), some background pepper, a bit more dough. Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet finish with mild spice, herbs, dough. Interesting stuff, if a touch too sweet at times. jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold and white head. Nose and taste of florals, peppercorn, yeast, lemon zest and dried citrus. Medium body.
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
19th October 2012queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2012
THE Sour and Saison tasting. Hazy gold amber beer. Big pale cream coloured head. Smooth light palate, airy and dry. Quite a milky malt - very lactose. Minerals. Mild black pepper and very mild citrus. Finishes soft and airy. Interesting and tasty combo of milky malt and pepper but the sessionability is low - would not want to tackle a whole bottle.
Bottle - Batch 40. Very lactic, light funky yeast, sweet fruity citrus aroma - pepper not really apparent in the nose. Cloudy straw color with a large white head. Peppercorn, funky yeasty malt, grassy, and sweet lactic flavor. Light to medium body, dry finish. Dogbrick (13027) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Sample from batch #40 at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. The beer is a slightly cloudy yellow-gold color with a medium off-white head that evaporates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of peppercorns, yeast and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of peppery yeast, toasted malt and citrus. The finish is fruity with an herbal yeast aftertaste. Decent overall. csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle, golden orange pour, thick white head. Some citrus, earth, and banana aroma. Fruity and earth taste, didn’t really have the spice I expected. Solid brew, but not what I was expecting. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2012
22 oz. bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Pours a hazed orange pour with a thick eggshell colored head, which quickly fades. Aroma of peach, nectarine, spicy yeast, and peppercorns. Flavor is fruity, mild sweetness cut by the the spicy peppercorns. Mild apricot and pear, with a strong belgian yeast notes. It finishes with peppercorn in the back of the throat. Medium bodied, nice refreshing carbonation. Finishes semi-dry.