pintbypint (2757) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml brown bottle. Golden coloured brew, fairly clear. Head is white and foamy on first pour. It settles to a fine thin layer in the glass with mild lacing. Nose has light citrus and grass notes, light tropical fruitiness, trace yeast. Taste is grainy, peppery notes, grassy and lemony hops, dry white wine grapey notes. Aftertaste has dry grains, some earthiness and grass, modest bitterness. The body is medium, well carbonated. Retains a nice lightness but still has some complexity.
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Craft Beer Rising (London, 19 February 2015)
Clean straw yellow with sparse clean white foam.
Extremely strong aromas of pineapple and mango. The most tropical nose Iíve ever smelled.
The palate is completely dry but shows extremely juicy & refreshing guava, mango and passion fruit (I feel as if Iím practically on the beach as I drink this). Medium bodied and lightly carbonated with a light tartness. Extremely fruit forward and a perfect dry beach beer. I could drink this by the gallon.
Hop_Hedonist (291) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! Lovely saison - fruit salad - refreshing and tasty - great summer drink!
RafeAU (253) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If I was smelling thus blind Iíd think it was a sauvignon blanc wine. quite an amazing saison showcasing nelson sauvin hops.
Garry_Evans (51) - HONG KONG - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice balanced saison with goos sour/bitter balance. 500ml bottle from Bottle Shop HK. Pale cloudy straw colour with small white head. Aroma of fresh grass, gooseberries. Taste is the same with strong bitterness and soft on the palate.
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CroftyCuts (23) - - JAN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely light golden colour with minimal white head.
Light fruity aroma, doesn't give a lot away. I approached this anxiously, unsure what to expect from a hopped out saison. It's safe to say I'm a fan. I'm not sure how true to style it is but it is damn tasty! Passionfruit and apricot, good carbonation, a brilliantly refreshing drop, perfect for a hot summer afternoon.
GlassBrass440 (178) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of pears, grapes, and flowers give way to peppery phenols and an earthy grounding. Taste brings in spicy phenols and sour grapes. Pours gold as a pilsner but with a larger, fluffier, white head. It feels light, dry and spritzy. Excellent saison.
danielyabu (1331) - Uni„o da Vitůria, BRAZIL - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
large frothy offwhite head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. thick sparkling flat dark orange body. aroma: tons of apple, light hoppy, metal, alcohol, honey. if: moderate sweet very light bitter. ff: light sweet heavy bitter. palate: medium body, dry texture, lively carbonation, chalky finish. amargor de lupulo nobre. dulcor campestre de maca. amargor escalante acaba sobrepujando o dulcor e roubando a cena, surgindo como defeito ao estilo. final bem alcoolico. dulcor lembra tambem mel. 50s 35r
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6185-20140221] Bottle. Grainy plastic grass aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter white wine wood and toasted grape flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (7-/3/7/3/15) 3.5
UXO (591) - CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold with two fingers of fluffy loose white head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is strong vinous Sauvin hops, citrus, slight funk. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild peppery spice. (8/10) Medium body, soft carbonation, off-dry slightly peppery bitter finish. (4/5)
Wow - this has got to be the clearest, most emphatic implementation of the Nelson Sauvin hops Iíve seen so far. This thing really does smell an awful lot like a sauvignon - hard to believe thereís no grapes in there! To some extent, thatís unfortunate, because it tends to overwhelm the other saison flavours which actually are there, but lurking in the shadows of the big Sauvin hop punch. That being said, I really do like those Sauvin hops, so thatís not entirely a bad thing. Really interesting, and another solid performer from a brewery Iím really starting to appreciate. (16/20)
Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Hazy golden color with a fine white head that leaves some lacing.
Aroma: Mild fruity, fresh citric and yeast.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet, and a moderate bitterness. Average to soft carbonation. Mild acidic.
Taste: Yeast, citric, fruity, and some spiced notes.
Overall impression: One more please. NOW! Lovely ale.
Personal stats: On tap Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen, Denmark