Alexus (241) - Stavanger, - NOV 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle @ Cardinal. Pours a hazy deep golden color with a low head. Expected some more carbonation. Aromas of sugar and caramel, and something funky from the yeast. Flavors are sweet and doesn’t taste like a saison for me. But it’s smooth and interesting.
Psytron (1875) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of citrus, yeast, some hops. Hazy dark amber colour, very high beige head. Aroma of fruit, oak, cognac, alcohol, some yeast. Medium sour, slightly bitter, finishes medium sweet. Lively and rather sharp carbon. Slightly oily texture.
cfrancis (3092) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brownish gold with a small white wisp. Aroma is light yeast and sweetness. Light wine characteristics are delicate. Taste is nice and dry, raisin, yeast, light sweetness and some soft pinot noir delicacies. Really nice beer.
belgis (429) - - JUN 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrus, lemon acid in aroma. Appearance: hazy golden color and thin white head. Taste: zesty, lemon acid, malty, caramel, some funky notes. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, zesty finish. Overall: Rather decent, should be more intensive but as I,m not bg fan of this style then I cant add much!
wlf (269) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
strong dark orange color with huge white head, phenolic-spicy saison aroma with hints of hops, banana, aged beer, very fruity hefeweizen-like taste, banana, ends spicy phenolic hoppy, thick creamy mouthfeel, not so dry, medium sweetness, slightly funky but not like brett,
tom10101 (5193) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500 ml). Best before 04/2017. Clear deep golden-orange with a medium white head, good retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is of pinot noir, quite floral with moderate fruitiness, cereals, caramel, mild oak spiciness and herbal notes. Taste is mildly tart and quite floral again with pinot noir, oak tannins, cereals, mild caramel, oak spiciness and herbal bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is quite tannic. Finish is a bit too harsh for my liking. Not bad at all but could be more refined. Barrel treatment seems to be not enough in terms of winey presence but too much in terms of tannins so there’s definitely some adjustments to make there. Drinkability would be rather good if it was not of the harsh finish. Ok.
peponi (1414) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: zesty, citrus, lemon acid.
Appearance: hazy golden color and thin white head.
Taste: zesty, lemon acid, malty, caramel, some funky notes.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, zesty finish.
Overall: Rather decent, should be more intensive.
spoonakos (21) - - MAY 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber with small off white head. Aroma: fruity, sugar, caramel, banana, toffee. Taste: caramel, fruity. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Uhhmeister (116) - - APR 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
W aromacie duuzo cech porzadnego saisona; pieprznosc, przyprawy, masa przypraw. Toz za tym beczka, dosyc intensywna, wnosi drewniane nuty, tanine, wytrawne winne nuty. W smaku na poczatku bardzo slodkie, z czasem pieknie przechodzi beczka w wytrawny i mocno taninowy aftertaste. Bomba, swietnie ulozona beczka z bardzo dobra baza.
murran (545) - - APR 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber body with a medium head. The aroma is really nasty but the taste makes up for it. It is really nice and rich of malty flavours.
Kauge (1557) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Uba ja Humal. BB 04.2017. Was afraid the Pinot Noir would be too present in this one, but in fact it’s not - I do get a hint of the wine barrel, giving it a somewhat spicy, tanninic, red grape character. It is quite mellow, but manages to add a pretty interesting touch to the otherwise kinda forgettable Saison. Somewhat grainy on the palate; dryish finish with a bit of bitterness, mellow carbonation. Can’t help but consider it a bit boring despite the barreling effort...