Huhzubendah (2756) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer appears a hazy, golden orange color with over an inch of dense, white head. The aroma offers fruit, yeast, malt, floral notes. The flavor is interesting. Floral hops come through more in the flavor than the aroma. A bit thin in the body. Slightly sweet, with additional notes of rose hips. A pretty tasty saison.
JorisPPattyn (8125) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good, thcik, if irregularily bubbled, cream-coloured head over hazed amber beer, with a faint mossy sheen. USA-hops, citrussy, but also really lemon-liek, plus other nice aromas (rosehips? I swear upon my black soul I wrote that before reading the contents!). Garden herbs, unripe fruit. Quite bitter & wry, very yeast-laden, yeastesters à gogo. Quite some - mellow - acidiity, scarce restsugars. Strange flavours - as fruit and vegetables, not really reckoned meant for eating... drinking, then, maybe? Very present carbonation, fysical. Not a very long aftertaste, apart from some leafy bitterness backthroat, also reminiscent of orange peel mainly. Another "willed" saison. The current outlook on Saison couldn’t be more wrong, IMO. This is not a bad beer by any standards, but it is a wrong saison. At least by mine...
SrSilliGose (3277) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. potent aroma of peppercorn, dusty cobweb funk, overripened pears, and a touch of melon sweetness. dry white grapes. nice carbonation. tasty. alcohol is well hidden, but wish this was a smaller, more sessionable beer.
Martinus (3326) - 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 (4127) - 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 (2577) - 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 (6328) - .....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 (2438) - 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 (1306) - 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 (4908) - 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!