thewolf (11875) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours a rather lovely, light hazy coppery amber with a firm, staying, creamy, off-white head. Complex sweet aroma. Oaky, malty, light wheat, some brett funk, grapes, apple, wine gums, pear. Light vanilla. Medium to high carbonation, lovely light and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is equally elegant, bretty dry yet sweet and inticing. Wheat again, some vanilla and coriander. Grapes, apples. Lovely bone-dry finish. Excellent beer.
olio (8785) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. Batch #1. Bottled on 08/2011.
Pours clear orange color with a huge foamy head. Aroma of brettanomyces, wooden notes, lemony fruits, apricot and some rose hip. Flavor of apricot, yeast, rowan berries, rose hip and spices. Sour and fruity palate, dry finish. More like a sour/wild ale than a saison, very nice nonetheless.
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle.
Pours a hazy orange golden colour with a large, thick and lacy head. Strong and stinging aroma of brett, mandarin orange and honey. Flavour is tart and dominated by brett. Notes of ripe fruits, spices, grapefruit, wood and some alcohol. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a very long, tart and fruity finish. Pinot Noir seems to work very well with this. Wouldn’t call this a Saison, though.
laiti (7887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ olio. Batch #1, 08/2011
Aroma is sour with earthy and some floral notes. Also hints of citrus. Flavour is rather strong on bretta-style sour aromas. Also some floral and spicy notes. The wine can be observed here, but it is more close to a white than red wine. Closer to a Sour or Wild Ale than Saison. Good.
tiong (6047) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark orange with a large sticky and foamy white head. Tart, fruity aroma with notes of spices, malts and earthy notes. Taste is fruity with some tart notes and hints of spices and malts. Finish is slightly tart and bitter. Not your typical saison, but still quite tasty one.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straw golden in color, hazy with a thin white head. Big yeast and oak barrel aroma. Nice dry laced flavor you do get a spice and wine like flavors. This was a near perfect Saison.
PhillyCraft (5219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle compliments of Tom at the Ruskie River Event. Poured a cloudy orange color. Aroma and taste of sour lemons and orange coriander notes. Sour grapes, and other funky lactic qualities from the pinot noir barrel. Heavily carbonated and refreshing just not into saisons at the moment.
Reynolds314 (3236) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really fantastic saison that doesnt quite reach the level of the HF saisons. Pours an orange/gold color with fluffy mirangue type head. Aroma is citrus, light vanilla, and earthy yeast. Taste is crisp and dry with nice spicy oak notes and oranges. Theres a slight bit of cardboard and acid on the finish that drop it a tiny bit. Still great.
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared by jsprime with me and joel. hazy light brown rose with anoff white head. nice spicey saison bret aroma. great funky saison with a balanced barrel influence. great beer.
Ernesto987 (5299) - Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750, a lot like flora. A little acetic on the finish. Sweet body, High carbonation.