rdb84 (500) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl. Absolutely beautiful dark orange color with yellow hue, murky, perfect carbonation from bottom to top, medium but stable and lasting head. Perfection. Aroma: candy sugar (reminds of Dolle Brouwers beers), curacao, anise, orange peel, white wine note, faint yeast note. It is borderline alcoholic, but the fruity tones win. Taste: follows aroma, starts nice and crisp with citrus and orange peel, curacao and anise sensation in the back of the mouth. Medium bitter development with some light malty notes, candy sugar. Finish starts fruity with dried citrus fruits, but develops quite a long lasting bitterness where the fruity tones return and return and return. Some ginger lingers in the background. Wow. Lovely brew!
Muggus69 (1926) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 04/2017
Murky deep amber body, small creamy white head.
Spicy nose - mixed peel, stewed fruits, earthy & woody spices, pepper, clove, bready malt.
Moderate carbonation, body somewhat stodgy for a Saison, drying only out only slightly.
Spicy body - star anise very apparent as it warms, clove, pepper, mixed peel, bread dough, herbs. Dry finish, subdued bitterness.
Lacks the finesse of a good Saison
nutjes (8) - 8904, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl-fles van bij Dranken Geers
U: amberkleurig met mooie witte schuimkraag G: gist, brood en pruimen S: Licht bitter, abrikoos en gedroogd fruit.
ippopotamo36 (1490) - Rome, ITALY - APR 19, 2016
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared by Mortlach in Rome-Italy, many thanks. Amber pour, gush as it was open. Funky unpleasant notes of infection. Mouth: impossible to drink. Infection all the way. Bummer!
Mortlach (1800) - Rome, ITALY - APR 17, 2016
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle shared with ippopotamo36 and luttonm. Pours amber, cloudy, big off-white foam. Gushing. Aroma is terrible, dirty water, sewer, bubblegum. Flavour... I don’t know what to write because I only had a sip. Infected.
impuritylaw (57) - Freibierg, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle shared by Thomas @Bier mit Stil 2: Saison, Bierhandlung.
Aroma in the beginning is kind of dirty maybe like rotten fruit, then the ugly curtain raises and there is wheat, yeast and sour green apples together with some sourness. Taste is sour green apples with slight spices, that finishes dry and slightly bitter. Edgy and rough but good.
Sledutah (6758) - Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
1995 bottle shared by Mike
Clear golden with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of soy sauce, apple and paper. Taste of cardboard, cider with a bitter finish
Ok, but past its prime
Gription79 (2791) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a 1995 750 ml bottle. This is very old and oxidized. Caramel notes, funky, citrusy. Past its prime.
vincentvega72 (293) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oranjekleurig bier met witte schuimkraag die snel wegebt. Zeer fruitig aroma. Geuren en smaken van perzik, abrikoos, nectarine, gele pruimen. Niet slecht maar niet 100 % mijn ding.
kch0206 (1) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (33cl) bought at Kuva Dranken in Kinrooi, Belgium.
Great aroma- bready, very yeasty, spicy but not exaggerated. Taste is smooth, silky. Just yummy. Would go very well with cheese (I think...).