portableparty (1619) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale golden color with a large soapy white head that slowly fades to a soapy film and sticky lacing. Aroma has good hop presence and a sweet funky malt and yeast. Taste is funky bitter hops and yeast with subtle sugars and pepper flavors. Palate is fizzy slick and drying.
82588 (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a rich, hazy amber orange with a thick white head. This bottle is overly carbonated, even for a Saison. Aroma is sweet with an inkling of funk and to be honest, I was expecting a lot more here. Taste is sweet and floral with a dry, bitter finish, revealing the alcohol content in spades. A good beer, but by no means 8 Wired’s best, nor the most memorable Saison.
Lagerboy (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Craft beer tasting dinner at the Brownstone, round two: Hazy yellow orange, big foamy white head settles and mostly lasts. Aroma is floral, fruity yeasty esters. Nice yeasty spicy saison taste, kicked up a notch with the punch of fruity sauvin hops, and the added malty sweetness. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. Dry finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys) Excellent pairing with a local lamb sausage on a fresh ciabatta bun with tzatziki and onion.
GregClow (2740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy reddish-gold body with a big whipped-cream head that slowly recedes to leave some great lacing. Stunning aroma of tropical fruit (pineapple, guava, lychee), peaches & cream, and a hint of peppery yeast. Flavour is equally impressive, with big sweet tropical fruit notes, orange blossom honey, fresh peach, and a long, dry, peppery, grassy finish. Outstanding!
beerproject (120) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great big, whipped cream head, which kills the aroma until it dies down. Aroma is light, with white wine grape notes and a touch of sweetness. Taste has a smooth bitterness up front, with notes of white wine fruit, pepper, a touch of booze and a lingering bitterness in the finish.
FlacoAlto (3506) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A careful pour into my Teku glass produces a four-finger thick, pale tan colored head that quickly tries to get out of the glass. The beer has light amber color to it and shows a clear, madly bubble laden, pale amber gold hue. The aroma has a vibrant tropical hop character to it; huge guava notes, some lychee, a grassy fruit character, huge floral peach notes with a tinge of tropical fruit funky / muskiness, and perhaps even a touch of pee character. There is a musty, white pepper character, and some other funky yeast notes here, but these clearly play a secondary role to the hop character.
Effervescent, quite dry, and light bodied, this mutes the bright fruit character from the nose, but this still is a hop dominated beer. There is a solid bitterness here, though it is certainly not an the level of an IPA. Floral, fruity hop notes become more noticeable after the bubbles get tamed a bit; flavors of guava, tropical fruit flower nectar, tart star fruit, sour nettle notes, ripe honey soaked cantaloupe (musk melon for sure), grassy / wild-weedy, and then peppery, piquant herbal character, that gets woody, but isn’t really like pine. The malt character is quite subtle and soft here; hay like, perhaps a hint of cracker character, and just a light grain.
The hop character is quite dirty and funky here, certainly this is accentuated by the yeast character, but a lot of it is the hops themselves.
Boutip (4031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy golden hay color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma consists of fruity hops with nice floral hay undertones. Taste is a refreshing and complex mix of fruity hoppy notes with some dry floral notes with a solid addition of rustic malt with well balanced sweetness level. Body is full with limited filtration and great carbonation. Complex, refreshing and well balanced beer from a great brewer.
rodenbach99 (2548) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Bouteille de 50cl partagée avec slovaksniper. Batch 80 b.b. may 2014. Bière dorée orangée avec une mousse rocailleuse épaisse. Un nez plein de fleurs blanches, de miel (au fleurs sauvages!!), de levure rustique (brett-saison). En bouche le liquide est intéressant par sa texture et ses saveurs. Des houblons bien présents et une finale d’une surprenante amertume de houblon.
zenkis (301) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale golden, cloudy with white huge top, medium plus lacing. Aroma of citrusy hopping plus malt sweetness. Taste is good combination of sweet malt and above medium bitter, pleasant balance, some tones of honey but that could be special malts. Medium plus bodied, quite thick texture, long bitter average dry finish. Must re-rate.
SlackerMads (567) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy/unclear copper with a small white head. Peach, marmalade, over ripe fruit, honey, yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light/medium bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Vells (295) - LATVIA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep hazy golden with medium ok stable of white head. Lacing
Aroma.. fruity hops, yeast, peach, malts, bit caramel
Decent bitterness, bot sour. Spicy, bit dry
Uhh. .really nice saison. Enjoyed even this is not the style I love