TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Pub Winston, Pori. Hazy orange color, small white head. Heavy lemongrass aroma. Some spiceyness. Light-bodied. Lemongrass dominates, Saison yeast fruityness. Too special...
Speko (202) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 0,33. Pours hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma of citrus, ginger and lavender. Taste is lemongrass, hint of ginger and flowers, lavender, some herbs perhaps. Medium body and carbonation. Just doesn’t work for me, reminds me more of a soap bar than a beer.
SlackerMads (2819) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with Bob. Hazy golden with a medium sized diminishing white head with ok regeneration. Lots of lemongrass and ginger in the nose. Soapy. Flavour follows with lots of lemongrass, some ginger, flowers, lavender soap. Fine carbonation, medium sweet with little bitterness. Long finish. Fairly sweet and the lemongrass and ginger overpowers everything.
ClarkVV (5671) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from cogo, batch 495, best before Oct. 2017, drunk 6/19/16.
Large white head atop an obviously bottle conditioned, peachy-gold body with high clarity and good retention.
Ginger!!! Yes, they’ve certainly not missed the ginger addition in this batch...Honey and vanilla behind it, with some grassiness and a bit of bread. Peach and apple esters do creep in but it’s pretty tough to get through all of this ginger...
WOW. I think I had the two most adjunct unbalanced beers of my life in the same night (Mystic/Stillwater Fistbump being the other). This is just ginger water. Sweet honey-caramel tones and a tight carbonation, with a soft texture, but this is 100% dominated by intense amounts of ginger. I LOVE ginger and it’s still way too much for me. Which is a pity because the beer underneath seems well-brewed.
Moebbels (703) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange body with no head. Nose has loads of lemon and ginger, some spiciness as well. Taste is mildly sweet with a mildly dry finish. Soft carbonation and medium palate. Decent beer but pretty dull for a saison.
SirLimpsalot (3673) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Basunen 16-4-2: En mycket blommig kanske lite tvålig doft. Smaken är bättre och ganska frisk med en tydlig touch av lime. Ok men inget mer.
RasmusOtt (2237) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark yellow with a short lasting head. Aroma is pretty fruity with notes of pineapple, lime, orange, sweet esters, hay, weak banana and some grain. Quite nice. The taste is sweet and fruity with lots of sweet eatery notes, wheat, orange peen, grains and weak citrus. A sweet rather than dry saison. Ok!
Beerhunter111 (16416) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from trade with MrHangover, many thanks! Pours slightly hazy deep golden colour with a mid-sized white head. Aroma of green tea, plants, floral hops. Taste of floral hops, green tea and plants, interesting!
mariuspoenari (1378) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours a hazy pale orange with visible sedimentation and a medium white-ish head. Smells like a lemonade with elderflowers, and tastes pretty much the same way. Crisp, refreshing and light in body.
FatPhil (13582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (Metenis 2016, Riga) (6:3:6-:3:12-=3.0--)
Crazy sweet lemongrassy aroma. Even a lemongrassy taste. Hides any beer completely. I wanted beer. Too much lemongrass. Kinda summery, but this is winter. Finish has some ginger and bitterness. Can’t save it.