floppydu (7) - USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Nelson Savuvin and some bread
App: Golden hue, great fluffy white head, beautiful lacing.
Taste: Hops up front with a lingering bitterness, light malt presence.
Garrold (3659) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Tall Boys, Leeds. Gold, with a soft haze. Glass filling, pillowy white head. Bready, yeasty malts. Grain husk. Lemon pith. Some white peach, grapey hop. Well balanced, fruity hoppage. Taste is fruity, peachy sweet. Big, tangy hop. Lots of lemon rind. Good body. Long, tangy bitter finish. Comes together really well. 8 Wired good.
TheKernOwl (109) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice grassy nose with lots of different fruit shades (started tightly, with gooseberry/ starfruit, then later just pick a fruit, literally: grapefruit, kiwi, lemon zest, passionfruit and apricot – you could credibly claim loads are present, but none overpoweringly so). Yet this still has a recognisably saison yeast beneath it – some feat. Drying nicely, with more bay leaf/vegetal notes (not unlike a NZ pinot noir – though I know the hop means comparisons are made more often to NZ sauv blanc), but could be drier still given the saison context mehbee? That is nitpicking tho. Really nice beer bridging new world/old world. Lot fruitier than Tuatara’s Sauvinova (sampled alongside this one).
willisread (1887) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Clearish gold with a finger of white foam that lingers for a bit. Great Belgian yeast nose with fruity esters and spice up front. As it warms the tropical hop show begins with passion fruit, mango and pineapple notes coming on strong with a hint of weed on the palate. Hides the booze well for the style. Nice peppery, juicy finish. Excellent.
MBlessing (661) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trübes goldgelb schaum ok, toller tropisch fruchtiger geruch, leicht fruchtig im Geschmack leicht wässrig angenehm herber Abgang
Theydon_Bois (15550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at and thanks to JF, 26/03/16.
Hazed golden orange with a big old off White head.
Nose is tangerine, spice, apricot, juicy hop pang, light yeast strokes.
Taste comprises yeast esters, citric tinged straw, Mandarin, Nelson hop strokes, grassy, herbal light.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent hop loaded saison with a funky kick ... refreshing stuff.
DrNosha (1335) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vom Fass im petition in Perth. Trübes gelbes Bier mit hellem Schaum. Es duftet wie ein tropischer Obstsalat! Mango, Grapefruit. Im Geschmack weniger Frucht mehr Getreide und Hopfen.
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - MAR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tapped out gold. 6ºSRM.
Nose has some nice sour aromas. Not much in the way of barnyard in the nose. A wild yogurt at most...
Mouthfeel is sudsy. Palate cannot hide the alcohol on this one with the naked alcoholic fumes coming to the fore first. Then the pale malt, wheaty flavors of wheat flour, sorghum,and water biscuit. The palate is is pale and sweet. Some unexpected hops in the finish with a vegetal character.
At this point, I haven’t had a bunch of 8 Wireds, but I’m certainly paying attention...
babymammoth (38) - Ardross, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fresh wine like nose with citrus and kiwi fruit, the taste is crisp with good acids and subtle bitterness. Reminds me of drinking a good wine in many ways sans. A great beer and surely must be amazing on tap
tombutlin (176) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Banana and ester aroma with a hint of sour taste. Balanced bitterness and a really good aftertaste. Surprisingly refreshing
leaparsons (9499) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, The Offie, Leicester. Hazy golden with a white head. White grape with kiwi and hints of lime. Barnyard musty, funky yeast with hints of cheese. Candy sugar with herbal notes. Floral with apple. Peppery finish. Massively drinkable considering the strength.