sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Tasted 7/21/09. Draft from Cicero’s. Filtered with a dark amber hue. Clinging off-white head. Bready spicy aromas with a touch of toffee. Medium bodied with a lot of fruity esters. Red and dark fruit. Dry and really nice finish. Subtle coffee and dark chocolate undertone. Tasty. Tmoney99 (14974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Draft at SN tasting at Olives.
Poured dark clear copper with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate spice, fruity and floral aroma. Medium to full body with sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
This beer goes well with the calamari app. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
A blonde saison with a thick white head. An organic smelling ale with Brett, raspberries, epsom salts...wow! In mouth, a nice light saison with orange peels, smooth and fresh, coriander notes. Quite nice! On tap at Falling Rock Tap room, 24 Jan. 2009. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 30, 2009
(11/18/08) Draught at The Brickskeller in Washington DC. Hazy golden color with a medium stable white head. Aroma has some funky , quite infected-like, qualities (not good but no so bad either) and some spiciness. Sourish flavor, a bit bretty with some sweet malt, fruits and spicy notes. Medium-bodied. Decent. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2009
On tap at the Falling Rock, apparently Chris Black was a part of brewing this beer. Nice orange color served in a pint glass(?). It smells like vinegar and weirdness. The taste is peppery, candy, really makes me think about what I am tasting. Very easy to drink. good beer but what else can you expect from Sierra Nevada.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-16-2008 03:30:46
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2009
tap at Falling Rock. Falling Rocks Chris Black is one of the brewers. copper pour with frothy white head. light balanced aroma. earth, spicy, hops, peppery, apricot, pear. mild, easy drinking and very nice. SuperWhite92 (22) - , Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2009
On tap at Falling Rock tap house- apparently a collaboration of sorts (by pub owners) brewed on Sierra Nevada’s 10 barrel pilot system. Looks just like a saison should- slightly orangy with maybe a slight chill haze. Bright white head with a fine texture.Smells strongly of coriander and orange peel. Almost wheat beer like in one regard, with some of the other spices coming though as the beer warmed up a bit.
Drinks with a pleasantly light body, a hint of sweetness, and a reasonably defined spice prescence. The coriander and pepper flavors are dominant, although not overwhelming as are the fruity esters from what I can only assume is the yeast. Maybe a hint of caramel in here as well. Very impressed overall, as this is not my favorite style, but I found myself very pleased with this pint.Mouthfeel is great, being rather thick and gelatinous for what is otherwise a lighter gravity beer. Rather happy with this aspect of the beer as well.After my pint was through, I had to go, but I wanted to get another one. I could drink this all night for various reasons, not the least important of which is the fact that it tastes great.
Get it if you can before it’s gone. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Golden yellow pour. Bready malts, lemon peel, spice, pepper, and faint funkiness. Not that bad. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Tap At PP C BAD while waiting for a Pizza. Pours gold with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet and spicey. Taste is spicey with nice notes of black pepper. Overall better than Id expected. theisti (4205) - Kansas, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Pint draft at the Falling Rock in Denver, Colorado. Pour is clear golden. Almost no head, what is present is small and white. Aroma of caramel sweet fruit maltiness, floral, some wheat, and a little bit of pepper spiciness. Even get some peanut shells as it warms - that is a first. Taste is a little sweet initially, some wheatiness beyond the sweetness, light coriander and pepper spice. Interesting Saison, though I would say its a bit too sweet for me in a Saison. Palate is coating and lasting.