SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle: Golden yellow pour with a pillowy white head. Very nice aroma of spicy yeast, honey malt and earth. Some alcohol rounds out the nose. The body is really peppery, which is nice. Some rye adds to the multi-dimensioned body. A very interesting take on the style. Saison is one to go to the fringe with and this beer certainly does that.
McWorta (1071) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep opalescent bright golden (5-6 EBC) with a fluffy fine poring head and very good lacings. Aromas are right away pretty complex and hits you with plenty of different impressions such as wheat, coriander, bergamot, safran, black and white pepper, floral, grassy and a touch of dried citrus peel. Soft and mild carbonation offering a smooth texture and a medium body. Spices like pepper and ginger and coriander are all over the place with a light malty touch to it all offering some light acidity and a faint bitterness. Lasting spicy finish. Pretty good beer and pretty harmonic but not really a saison as you would expect.
msbernac (1222) - Krakow, POLAND - SEP 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Sigmund (5831) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml corked and waxed bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. Probably 2 y.o. when consumed. ABV is 5.8%. Golden colour, lightly hazy. White head goes rapidly from moderate to none. Aroma of saison yeast, but also less pleasant notes of over-ripe and decaying fruits, moldy wet grain, compost and solvent. Fairly refreshing flavour, medium dry, a little fruit, not very complex but nice enough to drink. Less spicy than expected. Might sample again from a fresher bottle, hopefully the aroma will be better then.
harrisoni (15643) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 2015 and drunk at home. Pours hazy golden lasting beige head. Slightly funky aroma with some spice. Funny having this after so many English saisons. This is a little more cereal led. Herb. A little funkier than some saisons. Decent.
HopfenWeisse (1313) - - AUG 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow color with flakes floating. Aroma is fruity, citrus. Flavor is citrus, hops, grapefruit, dry finish.
creppyiceman (129) - POLAND - AUG 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: strong fruity (orange and citrussy) notes, spicy and pepper hints.
Appearance: orange color, very hazy medium-size white head with weak lacing.
Taste: mainly fruity (orange and citrus flavour), pepper and spicy notes are quite strong ,medium to heavy sweetness,
Dry finish with orange pill notes,
Pepper/orqange pill flavour in aftertaste.
Palate: light body, strong carbonation warming feel coming from alchohol or pepper.
Overall: Very tasty beer, with complex taste and aroma. It’s definitely worth trying.
olsvammel (4333) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity smell with apples. Sweet and fruity taste with pale bread, spices and oranges. Clean and easy to drink. Quite sweet.
GlassBrass440 (306) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy gold with short lasting white head. Light citrus and spice aromas. Flavours bring orange zest, coriander, and lemongrass. Black pepper makes a big appearance as it warms. The finish is quite dry leaving a light bodied beer near the point of watery. Very effervescent carbonation.
jjgmd (1782) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z , pours hazy dirty gold color with no head. Nose is sour and tart, with spice namely coriander. Complex taste with fruit and spices punctuated with sourness and funk. Finish is dry, short and ends on the same tasting notes. A very nice saison ! Quaff Score 7 /10
zgaier (1711) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a white head and aroma of tart fruits. Taste is tart, fruity with funk, spices, and wheat leading to a dry, tart finish.