Martinus (3172) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy amber yellow colour, firm off white head. Light sour aroma, red fruit, red wine, light malts, some vanilla/wood. Light bitter flavour, malty, light sour, light yeast, candy (zuurtjes). Quite sweet, light bitter finish.
Quite nice, but I do not understand it scores better than e.g. Avec les Bons Voeux. The yeast doesn’t play as prominent a role as in other saisons.
(From 75cl bottle @ ZZT IV)
burg326 (3979) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle corked and caged, poured a murkey yellow color, aromas of light pepper, some oak, some barnyard, and light hint of bubble gum. Flavors follow suit with a kiss of citrus, easy drinker.
VsXsV (2541) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Cloudy, amber liquid with medium off-white head. Spicy aroma with notes of wine, bubble gum, barnyard, fruity funk, pepper, wheat and some light oak. Taste is dry and medium bitter with great balance and notes of spices, wine and fruity brett. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Absolutely delicious.
SudsMcDuff (6051) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cork+caged bottle .. . pours a hazy deep yellow gold .. great head, lacing is spray paint .. . lou thinks you’re a jackass .. . great tartness - funky and slick .. . great brew from a great brewery! .. . . i got the blues so now i have to sell shoes..
radiomgb (2422) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden orange in colour with a long lasting white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of bubblegum, yeast, floral hops, oranges and grapefruit, some pale malts. The flavour is bretty, sweet, floral, lots of citrus, barnyard, oaky. Bretty mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, bretty, with some citrus.
Where did this brewery come from? One on the "holy shit" moments for me this past year. Unbelievable stuff here. My new favorite brewery in North America - by a long margine.
750ml bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on December 15, 2011.
Batch #1, August 2011.
deekyn (1284) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - pours hazy deep orange with high white head that dissipates quickly. Strong lacing. S - strong floral notes up front. Strong funk (horse blanket and hay) with nice tart and sweet citrus. Notes of pineapple and yeast. Roses. M - nice lively high carb. Fresh and spritely. Light bitter. T - floral and nicely bitter hop zing up front. Strong funk and citrus On the palate. Rose hips and pineapple as well. Lingering dry bitter end with a watery summery lilt. O - a fantastic saison light and flavorful. 8-
Countbeer (4825) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ZZT IV:
Medium vast and slow disappearing creamy off white head on top of a hazy to more deeper hazy orange colored beer.
Smell wheat, fruit, orange, apricot, hop soap, light citrus, light yeast, flowers, hint of dust.
Taste is yeasty with fruits, citrus, lemon, light lime, wheat, light apricot, hops and flowers. It’s ok but nothing that special tasting…
Aftertaste is light yeasty with fruity notes.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a light creamy texture.
100/100? I have had better Saisons!
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4412-20120504] 750mL bottle. Yeasty grassy citrus aroma. Hazy, light orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some thick lacing. Tasty yeasty base flavour has a hint of lemon fruitiness throughout. Medium body is quite yeasty. Quite tasty. (7/4/7/4/15) 3.7
Overheard: "Harry, when you watch movies, you should shove crayons up your nose."
(w/ blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
Benzai (9140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml @ ZZT IV. Hazy opaque orange color, full sized creamy white head. Smell malts, slightly hops, a bit dusty. Taste malts, light to medium bitter, slightly flowery, slightly blossom. Low to medium body, medium carbo.
DutchDrebus (4340) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT4. Golden colour with a big white head. Smells hoppy, grapefruit, malts, sweet. Tastes slighty sour, hoppy, fruit, fresh. Good carbo, medium body.