Scopey (6827) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brewdog Camden. It pours light orange, with a thin white head. The nose is hay, straw, kiwi, orange, tangerine, dough and spice. The taste is hay, straw, farmyard, spice, herbs, orange, tangerine, melon, pear, kiwi and earth, with a dry, spicy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent stuff.
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
14th December 2011
Bottle at the Brewdog Camden. Hazy amber beer, good white head. Light palate. slight soft and just a little dry and the barest carbonated tickle! Mild creamy malt with mild soft fruits that include tinned peach juice. Finishes dry with mild minerals. A nice saison but it’s all very light and fluffy!
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
24/07/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Bevuta al Baird Beer Festival. Dorata viva, limpida, con buona schiuma morbida, biancastra, abbastanza persistente. Aroma intenso floreale, speziato, fruttato (banana), lievito bene in evidenza e una punta di luppolo. In bocca č perfettamente aderente allo stile e davvero ben bilanciata, rinfrescante, beverina. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Una gran bella birra, tra le migliori del birrificio Baird. Perfetta per l’estate.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper brown color with a white head. Aroma is malty, wheat, bubble gum, clove, yeast, and slightly floral. Flavor is very hop forward, spicy peppery hops, clove, banana, bubble gum, and a nice spicy hop finish.
jonno (2322) - JAPAN - MAY 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not really a saison in the traditional sense, but a good, quenching beer. Very light and drinkable but can be a bit cloying and sweet by the end of the pint
motelpogo (6695) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the nakameguro taproom in tokyo. golden with not much sign of haze, minimal head but massive lacing. definite saison dupont yeast in the aroma, heaps of stuff happening - banana, orange pip, sweat + rexona, vanilla, wheat flakes, watermelon. maybe it was just from some recent sake tasting, but i discerned some fermenting rice as well. the finish was mouldy/barny and dry. all over the place, a fascinating beer
KyotoLefty (6450) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2011 Re-rate, draught at Bakujun. Golden color with lace. Aroma is yeasty, fruity with citrus, and a bit of barnyard. Citrus flavor and golden malt, rather bitter hopping, Belgian yeast. Dry, bitter, long-lasting finish. Nice, much more like a typical Belgian saison than when I had a more amber-colored version a few years back. Good, though not super exciting.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dough, phenols, flowers, and candi sugar. Doughy sweetness in the mouth whit a little tartness to round it out. Lots of yeasty flavors with summer fruits hiding in the back. Finishes grainy and tart but overall starts to bog down and get muddy and cloying as it warms.
Capa (2029) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite enjoyable and remarkably easy to drink saison. Floral, citrus, yeast, herbal, lemon and lime notes. Finishes with mild sourness. Not as intense as a belgian saison but has the same qualities. Tasty.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very Saisonish aroma. Similar, but not as good as Carnevale. Strong banana and some clove. I want to say it has some corriander, but I think it is more likely yeasty phenolics from a higher brewing temperature, but what do I know. Yellow amber color. Not sweet or dry.