motelpogo (7701) - 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
TimE (4346) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think this is Bryan’s first attempt at a Belgian style beer (please correct me if I am wrong). This was extremely interesting and perhaps one of his top three best.
If you are looking for a extremely yeasty Bretta filled saison, this is probably not for you. However, this deep golden amber brew did show life in the nose with chocolate, raspberries, peaches, floral hops , earthy and barnyard notes. Not exactly bretta, but the yeast is definetely funky and phenolic. The yeasty character persists in the mouth with the similar complexity of the nose. Off dry, earthy, peaches, raspberry finish. WOW. Different than other saisons I have tried, but not out of style and certainly a high level complexity. Love it.
Travlr (17708) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft courtesy of John, thank you sir! Hazy golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of white pepper, straw, subtle summer fruit. Taste is straw and hay with a bit of barnyard and citrus. Very nice.
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks TimE! / bottle says 6.5% ABV / brown-orange, hazy body with a lingering, sparkly white head; smoky, floral, cookie aroma; smoky, sweet, a bit of banana, a little fruity, earthiness, creamy but with a sharp, smooth flavor, a little chunkier as it is colder; interestingly nice and nicer as it evolves being warmed!
Mortlach (1469) - 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 è 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.
Theis (14665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC 2012. Clear yellow - white head. Light malty, flowery, freshness, peppery, spicy notes, light bubblegum, nice bitterness. Lovely.
GenkiGonzo (774) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. Murky amber colour with minimal head. Spicy cinnamon, ginger and orange aroma. Flavour has a nice mix of sweet cinnamon and dry ginger.
Vestergaard (1141) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBC15! Pours a hazy amber with a big white head. Aroma is funky, floral, fruity, pear and banana. Yeast. Taste is fairly sweet, but citric. High carbonation, average body.
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@CBC2015. Hazy yellowish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is farmyard, some floral, bready and zesty notes along with a mild spicy and resiny touch. Flavour is quite similar, but has the zesty/citrusy notes coming in stronger. Nice kind of semi-tart finish.
Capa (2425) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - 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.