Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle: Poured a cloudy hay color ale with a large foamy head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma consists of coriander and orange/lemon peel with quite a bit of residual sugar. Taste is also dominated by a mix of spices including coriander with some orange and lemon peel which are balanced against a huge malt backbone with quite a bit of residual sugar. Body is quite full with limited filtration and medium carbonation with no apparent alcohol. This beer is so big that it almost falls into the BSA category. I would probably have liked it better if it had traded some alcohol and sugar for additional attenuation which in turn would have provided more rooms for the spices to come out. j12601 (13028) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Bright lemon and citrus on the nose, musk, esters, wheat. Musky, warm wheat, light alcohol peeking through over wheat and musk. Long musk, phenols, light warming alcohol into the finish. Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle. Orange-tinged golden colored, heavily sedimented, with a nice rocky top. This drinks with an amazing "zing" ... like a blood orange up front, but with a brilliant blend of peppery herbs behind it. Certainly doesn’t display its 10% strength, either. Nice. (#4777, 9/11/2012) ben4321 (6673) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/11/12
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Aroma: The nose is yeast/bread, rice, funky notes, a little spice, and some citrus
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a small white head and not much lace
Flavor: It tastes sweeter then the nose suggested, there is citrus and yeast, some funk, and a mild bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it has a sticky and slightly creamy mouthfeel, and a light heat
I found this one to be a quite solid Saison, though it didn’t really feel 100% like a Saision. Anyway, this was really a quite good beer, and that’s the bottom line.
Pours hazy yellow with a medium sized head. Aroma is yeast, grass and a touch of lemon. Medium in body with good carbonation. Flavor is sweet with bit of citrus and a lot of alcohol. Bread and grass flavors are also present, but are in the background. Not my favorite saison, but good.
glennmastrange (2899) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. Moderate grain and hay for the malt, light to moderate lemon peel for the hops, moderate barnyard and leather for the yeast with pear, coriander, ginger and alcohol in the background. Head is small, fizzy, white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. olor is hazy amber with lots of assorted sized chunks. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic and finishes lightly to moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation. Great farm fresh aromas in this Saison. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy blondish golden color with a big frothy fluffy head.... On the nose there is a ton of bubblegum and pepper along with some yeasty belgian candy notes. On the palate its a lot of the same with an overwhelming cloying bubblegum sweetness that gets cut by the peppercorns. Not bad but a little overdone... would like to see this toned down and balanced a bit more. Gonna lay a few down and se if time will meld the flavors together a little better. DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2012
I really love this beer. A surprisingly complex and sweet flavor. GF describes it quite well as bubblegummy. jbruner (5121) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Pours a hazy golden yellow on tap with thin white head and little to no lacing. Aroma of belgian yeast, funk, and spicy herbal notes. Taste follows suit with a good alcohol burn on the way down. Decent, but intense for a saison. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Virginia Trip – bottle 355 ml
Aroma clean citrus, fairly gentle alcohol for strength. Straight solid aroma.
Appearance hazed amber gold, medium white, bright top. Good.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Mild tartness, citrus with alcoholic wrap. Green and cereal like notes backing. Semi-dry with drier hop character at finish. With time rough alcohol elements apperared.14+/20