generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a very cool corked 12.7 oz bottle. The label has a brief description and lists the abv at 7.5% abv.
Appearance: The body has a nice amber color with a very slight haze. Carbonation is also lively and helps support the head. Itís head is creamy, off white in color and long lasting. Lacing coats the glass and slowly slides down the sides of the glass.
Smell: The aroma is full and inviting. Itís has nice fruity and yeasty notes. I get notes of clove, banana and fresh bread.
Taste / Palate: Itís flavor starts with light malt sweetness blended with fruity and bready yeast. I also pick up some light sweet orange notes. This quickly turns dryer as some dry yeasty spice notes and notes from the peppercorns move across the tongue. The finish adds a light touch of floral spice and mild bitterness. The palate feels smooth and creamy and itís 7.5% abv is well hidden in its flavor profile. Rubbs92 (2) - Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2015 does not count
Aroma- Nice scent of orange but still subdued. Appearance- A beautiful light orange that is crystal clear with nice carbonation running up the glass. Taste- Lovely orange flavor along with other great citrus notes. Hides the alcohol really well. Palate- Lightly carbonated and very easy drinking. Overall- Best saison I have had to date. With some other saisons that I have had they are usually high on the carbonation but this one surprised me by being light on the palate leaving me with a great refreshing finish. JesseBones (60) - - AUG 27, 2013
Sweet and citrus are the headliners in this complex aroma heavy saison. I couldn't put my finger on the appropriate "meaty-protein" flavor that is accompanying this buttery wave of amber. (Been vegetarian too long) It is both alarming and pleasant. The pepper finish is a great call by these clearly talented brew masters.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MaBeer1972 (2041) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2013
On tap at Dohertyís. Served in a tulip glass. Comes in a medium clear amber - not like any saison Iíve ever seen! Nice frothy head. Very smooth, slightly fruity and peppery. Goes down nicely. Very, very good! Not your typical saison. dangermutant (12) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Aroma is a hint of spice. Appearance is a clear gold with a decent size lingering head. Taste is fruity with a hint of spice, not as spicy as I thought it would be. Over all this is a good beer. Definately recommend trying.
garrettnjay (20) - - AUG 21, 2015
A spot on brew. The beer tastes true to the flavor notes. A handcrafted quality feel to this one. Flavors follow through all the way into the finish. And hot damn, thatís some peppercorn right there!
ps-smell the cork!!! mkel07 (5847) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle from Beer Cartel 260516. Make no mistake this is a seriously good beer that looks amazing in the glass with a deep orange colour and a head that is there one minute and gone the next. Aroma is quite subtle with citrus and some sweetness mixed in with it. In the mouth there is the flavour that you get when you bite into a segment of a fresh sweet mandarin and right back in the finish there is a peppery kick, again subtle. Well brewed as are all Sierra Nevada beers. KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle. Candied orange, pepper aroma. Golden orange body with thin lasting head, nice lacing. Flavor is sweet, of candied fruits and citrus notes; orange. Light pepper finish, subtle lasting bitter flavor. ads135 (4590) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 8, 2013
This is a pretty decent saison. Its has the golden color, large head, citrus and grass smell and belgian yeast funk down. The peppercorn doesnít come through all that effectively, sadly. rajendra82 (1078) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
It is very unusual to see a beer shipped in 12.7 oz. bottles, and a four pack of smaller bottles like this closed with a cork and wire cage. The unusual packaging, label art, and beer style promised something different. The beer poured out reddish amber in color, with a very small ring of bubbles forming on the top. The smell of funky yeast, spicy and floral in its overtones, was just perfect for the style. Pepper was evident when I took deeper whiffs. The taste was very citric, as lemon juice, orange peel, and grapefruit seemed to burst across the tongue. The pepper was only noticeable in the finish. The beer was very dry on the palette because of the sour and pepper combinations, but I like my Saisons on the dry side. If I was to fault anything, I would say there was not enough pepper in here. Next time kick that up a few notches please.