tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Rustic sunburst color with an opaque center & cloudy, translucent edges. Very volatile, producing a huge, chunky white head that lasts for days. Potent yeast aroma. Bread, clove, orange peel, coriander, banana, sweet fruity esters, random spices, wood, a touch of must. Flavor is super-funky, much more than the aroma. Notes of cheesy barnyard funk, sweaty horse, & mildew. Still heavy on the yeasty spice with lots of clove, bread, & rotten banana. A bit of citrus in the back-end with lemon peel & orange rind. White pepper finish, lingering spice. Yeast is super, super dry, creating a very vapid, scraping finish. Almost a bit too dry. Expected a lot more from this one. ben4321 (6827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Location: 750 ml bottle from Superstar-Huntington, 12/7/14
hopscotch (11409) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Aroma: The aroma is heavy spice/pepper, with plenty of Saison yeast, some funk, a citrus hints
Appearance: It pours a cloudy orange color with a large beige head that sticks around for a while
Flavor: The flavor is spice/pepper up-front, a little funky mid-palate, floral, with orange/citrus late
Palate: This one is medium bodied, with a lively-to-fizzy carbonation, and a dry, tingly finish
This is a really nice pepper-forward Saison. It has something a little "Duponty" about it, especially in the initial aroma, which I mean as a compliment for sure. That aroma was the standout for me. This is well-made and pretty good.
Bottle... Pours cloudy and peach-colored with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. The nose is an assortment of stone fruits, a light note of banana, a mild clove-like phenol and a whisper of marmalade. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is fruity and mildly tangy with a modest measure of bread-crust bitterness and a suggestion of clove. Crisp, refreshingly dry finish. Bottle courtesy of ctipping! ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle from unknown,bottled 5/8/13. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber, lots of fluffy off white head. Aroma sourdough, sugar cookies, some astringent citrus. Body fluffy and lively, with a sweet yet spicy finish, body balanced well. Superb, really. jbruner (5448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with huge fluffy off-white head that lasts and leaves light webs. Aroma of caramelized malt and funky farmhouse yeast with a hint of sweet lemon and hay. Taste is oxidized malt and typical French saison yeast, hint of earthy funk on top of sweetness. Should have drank this fresh or with more age, maybe would have had better hop profile or become more bretty, but its still very nice. Good carbonation, less malty and more bitter as it warms.
curepute (141) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottled 5/13 Very hazy golden orange with 3 finger foamy head which grows to 4 fingers. Tropical hop nose (like a mild IPA). Taste has tropical fruit, little bit of dank hops, big malt profile, corner of bread thrown in, great yeast flavor. The hop bitterness carries through to the finish, but it’s buttery and not overpowering. Excellent stuff.