Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at taps 25. Light gold with an off white head. Light cherry and funk in the aroma. Smoke, yeast and funk with a cherry aftertaste.
LilBeerDoctor (3820) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malt, floral perfume, light booze, dark fruits, cherry. Flavor of salt initially and a little wood, then the cherry sweetness, light spices, sweet malt. Very powerful and a bit sweet. Interesting though.
Concealer (1210) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Orange gold with a frothy off white head that lasts on the sides. Aromas of spice, clove, light banana, light floral and smoke. Flavor is sweet spice and smoke, light banana and clove with some yeast. Medium bodied, lingering spicy smoke.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. The label grabbed my attention, we share a name. After u got the bottle home, it crushed me. I remember reading the story. I live in the eastern time zone. I read about the tragic event at the brewery. I remembered how horrible the story was.
Orange color. Aroma of pale grain, yeast, smoked wood, and distant apple. Thick, heavy bodied. Strong too. Flavor is dry, sharp bitterness, pale malts, long lasting fruity esters. Lingering bitterness in the palate, fruit esters stick around for a while. Hints of smoked malt in the finish as well. Whoa, that?s a big Saison! (3969)
Ed5388 (3255) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of light funk, sour lemons, barnyard, grass, and a hint of smoke. Taste of grapefruit skins, sour citrus, grass, and smoked malt.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden honey color with a small white head. Lots of really nice spice and subtle wood on the nose, a hint of smoke, fruity esters, and that typical saison funk. Delicious beer. A nice meaty smoky flavor up front, banana and clove, a bit of that burnt wood comes through, a nice amount of spice, and a hint of alcohol. Really nice beer, especially for this cold, snowy, icy day.
Sammy (11487) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy, pepper saison, lacy. Decent saison and drinkability. On tap at Barcade Brooklyn
peteinSD (1467) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Stone O’Side. Clear copper pour with a slick of white foam. Light malt, cherry wood, and various subtle spices in the aroma. Taste is a light yeast character with wood and sweet malt and soft bitterness. Relatively dry mouthfeel. Unique and not bad.
Kevin (2193) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a clear amber with a thick head that does not last. Aroma is mild cherry and spice with barely a hint of smoke. Smoke comes out in the taste. Balanced with the sweetness of the cherry. Smoke lingers in the finish. thick syrupy mouthfeel. I like this. A nice sipper on a cold evening watching curling on tv that has some attractive russian women. While waiting to meet with some friends. It’s going to be o.k.
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep orange color with a fantastic, 1/2 inch white, frothy head. Aroma of cherry and deep smoke hits you as soon as its poured. A modest amount of saison fruitiness hits later with a touch of grassy hops. Flavor starts off a strong saison, tart fruitiness with light notes of grassy hops and later the light smoke flavor filters into the mix. The smokiness is perfect as it doesn’t overpower the other flavors. A light alcohol kick does come once the flavors have subsided but the beer is a extremely heavy so this takes a bit to occur. There is a light sharpness from the carbonation but not as much as you generally see in a saison as the body is pretty dense. It does get a of help from the tartness imparted by the yeast strain. Overall a good brew for a very good cause.