fidelis83 (1589) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold pour with a 3 finger, fluffy beige head. Aroma has lots of fruity funky brett, but in a pretty mild way, hay, lots of floral and citrus hops, hints of untoasted oak. Flavor is pretty amazing, nice funk, lots of berry, vinous and citrus notes, sweet cereal, lemon grass, sweet floral notes and just a hint of oak to the finish. Light to medium body with a slightly creamy entry turning juicy from there out to a slightly more dry finish, with some light, but sharp and blanketing carbonation. Really amazing stuff, right up there with my favorite Saisons, possibly the best I have had. Easily the best at hiding a high ABV%.
Bragesnak (4646) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Light amber with white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavour with some yeasty fruit and wood note.
Borup (3690) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, oak and acid.
umich03jm (912) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle from crajun. Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with a fizzy head that fades normally but never completely completely goes away. Spicy Belgian aroma with funky sour notes, citrus, oak and grapes. Taste is pretty tart but not too bad. Very acidic. Mostly Belgian spices and vinegar with a light citrus champagne taste. Pretty dry finish. Overall, a little disappointing, not my kinda beer. Really enjoyed the aroma but the taste is too dry and acidic for me. I’m starting to realize that I just don’t really like saisons that much.
Pyrmir (1215) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @CBC13. Hazy amber with white head. Nose is funky and acidic, citrus and oak. Taste is sour and sweet, apricot, citrus and oak
chronictonic (454) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Craft Ale House) - golden hazy straw color. Very fizzy looking - almost like champagne. Surprisingly bitter notes in the flavor, tart and more winelike than a Saison. More similar to an un-fruited lambic than a Saison. Pricey here on the east coast!
DSG (3929) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5/4/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Slightly hazy orange with a white head. Nice funky and citric aroma with quite a bit of oak. Sourish flavor, a bit sweetish, with apricot, peach, citrus fruits, oak and a mildly bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Good stuff.
cbfobes (1675) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by drowland, shelf whale bros, pours a clear gold with a thick white head and all kinds of lacing, the aroma has a ton of citrus mixed in with some brett and fruit, really interesting, the flavor has a yeasty and brett like front end with a ton of fruit and funk in the finish, a little barnyard in the finish but still really nice and refreshing, good stuff.
gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at CBC 2013, Saturday.
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of fruit, pepper, citrus, funk, brett and apples. Also some notes of herbs and oak. Very refreshing and drinkable.
Nisse666 (3162) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC 2013, cons 2013-05-04 Copenhagen
AR: fruity kiss, peach flowers
AP: amber, frothy cream beige head
F: fizzy, peach flowers, citrus, wee watery
BRW (193) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC. Golden-orange colour with white head. Fruity, brett aroma. Fruity taste, slightly acidic.