PalCabral (159) - - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dirty dark amber with a frothy heads that dissipates but leaves a nich scum layer on the surface. The aroma is yeasty sweet and citrusy. Delicious. The taste brings on the complexity of the wood, which means mowe bitterness. It tips the balance over to the hoppy side and disguises some of the malt. It’s a good beer, but he sour and bitter wins over the malty and sweet. It’s a soft beer, though, and an excellent appetizer.
nybol (1463) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fin smag af malte og noget karamel. Aner i baggrunden lidt citronsaft eller smag.
Beerhammaren (1692) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
.5l bottle from Estonia Sip. Tnx. Aleksi KSFSK. Pours cloudy amber with medium, stiff head. Aroma is yeast, malts, citrus fruits, caramel, some herbs and bread. Flavor is mostly same. Nice beer but not ideal saison.
Kita (1916) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.50l. Cloudy amber brown color with medium creamy off-white head, good lacing and sparkling appearance. Aroma of wine, tanins, vanilla, dark fruit and wood. Taste starts medium sweet grainy with vanilla note, follows by dried fruits, grass, nuts and strong barrel note, mouthfeel is smooth, alcoholic and mild spicy, while finish is pretty bitter. Medium to full body, thick texture and lively carbonation in palate. Barrel aging just doesn’t suit me well with this saison. Feels even more strong ale-ish...
Psytron (1952) - 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 (3168) - 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 (443) - - 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 (341) - 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 (5399) - 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 (1526) - Hannover, 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 (24) - - 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.