bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, and coriander. Flavor of earth, grass, orange, pepper, and clove with a moderately bitter finish. ajnepple (7342) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
22 oz bottle shared. Gold and clear with a white head. Aroma and flavor of Belgian yeast, banana, clove, fruity esters, light spice, herbs, black pepper and an earthy bitterness. Medium body, pretty smooth and refreshing. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is full of yeast, oranges and biscuit malt. The flavor is orange, sugar, biscuit malt, yeast and pepper. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. onceblind (10864) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
At Avery Strong Ale Fest 2013--hazy golden with a thin foamy head. Pretty complex nose full of crazy Belgian yeast esters. Aromas of spicy peppercorn, hay, cereal tones, pear, and coriander. Flavor is spot on with the nose, being equally complex and tasty. Lots of pear an light orange zest mix with peppery yeastiness, blonde malt, hay, and a quietly sweet yet fruity booziness on the finish I couldn’t put my finger on. Pretty eccentric and delightful. I had an imperial stout before this and I could still get everything from this. cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2013. Pours a orange appearance with a tan head. A bit funky, slightly tart, orange fruity aroma. A bit tart, slightly funky, citrusy, barnyard flavor. Kind of a cool beer.
blutt59 (6599) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
bottled, thanks to errl, golden color with a plastic floral aroma, flavor is better, vanilla cream cake, cream of wheat cereal notes Ratman197 (15620) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, spice, horseblanket and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, spice and light horseblanket witha smooth dry lingering spiced finish. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours clear golden oragne with a large, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt, sugar, spicy hops, bubble gum, cloves, and fruity esters. Flavor is malty sweetness, light hops and bitterness, light phenols, hops, and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
(22oz Bomber thanks to Errlski) clear light gold, almost no head. Nose of gold raisin, very sweet, not too spicy. Taste is spicy, earthy, not very good in either way and quite sweet. Ernest (7889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is a lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of banana/gum, cotton candy, clove, alcohol (somewhat fusel - insecticide), paint.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Pretty much a bog-standard Americanized interpretation...overly sweet, with a banana-focused Hefeweizen-like nose and a tiny fizzy head that vanishes in seconds. A long way from what saison is about.