berntholer (920) - Antwerp, - JUN 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ivorywhite head fades fast but not entirely with some lacing. lemonyellow murky colour. taste is metallic, malt, bit pineapple, lemon. taste like aroma, lemonsour finish with dry mouthfeel. medium body and carbonation. not that good really, a pitty because the other JJ beers are great! bottle 75 cl
bartlebier (1723) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle kindly procured by Belgian turf king tderoeck, merci! No bb, very basic label catering to Art Nouveau minimalist expecations. - Pours like dirty unfiltered apple juice. Nose of offish apple juice, Tapetenkleister/behanglijm, dull esters - much improved once the yeast dregs are evenly poured among 2 tasting glasses: enter a fresher layer of wild yeast components, untreated orchard fruit peel, some tartness. Taste also varies greatly depending on whether yeast dregs are poured or not: without, it is a very dull, ponderous wheat ale with tired noted of honey, stale lemomande and apple sauce - not at all a joy to drink; with the yeast, it comes to life with a more of a saison-like complexity, like a baby Fantome: still extremely murky and with citrus fruit notes (old lemon peel particularly, verging on pickled grapefruit) blurrily defined at best and a strange hop bitterness that wasn’t there before and would be odd coming only from the yeast. One of the less convincing and confusing Jandrain efforts so far - as such presenting one of the more typically muddled Belgian saison recipes.
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky yellow with a small, creamy white head. Aroma has sweet wheat, citrus, yeast, esters. Medium carbonation, fine dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has good wheat, apple, oranges, grapefruit. Fine, lingering bitterness. Fine and fresh.
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at S&G tasting.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: grains, hoppy, fruity.
TASTE: hoppy, grains, nice, some liquorice?
77ships (3778) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl. bottle sampled. Procured from Willems & Zoon. Hazy orange, little head. Nose is metallic, orange, sweet bread, lots of yeast, light saison touch, sweet sugary. Tastes of sweet apple, bitter grain, grass, lots of yeast, sweet sugar, light chalk. Thicker yeast body. Pretty dull but nothing wrong with it, it is just quite dull.
kraddel (3117) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thnx to ships .
Pours fuzzy yellow . No real head .
Smell is applejuice .
Taste is applejuice , poured in a bitter lager . Very weird . Bit dry , some sugar .
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear yellow colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and some grassy notes. Flavour is very citrusy with some floral notes, herbs, grainy malts and orange pith. Light bodied and lively carbonation. Very citrusy, but unfortunately too thin.
hallinghansen (2045) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pre pale ale tasting/Dolle und Halling Maters of the Universe tasting. Unclear yellow body with a medium white head. Fresh apple juice, yeast, sulfur, fruity.
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Dedollewaitor (13915) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Pre Pale Ale Tasting/ Dolle und Halling Masters Of The Universe Tasting. Pours hazy pale yellow with a creamy egg white head and lacings. Apples, sulphur, grass and yeast. Not as bright as ive hoped for. Relatively fresh bottle but not shiny in any aspects. Thanks Jacob for sharing.
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks to Frederik (Ekstedt) split at Colin and the Vikings tasting, Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14.
Hazed pale yellow blonde with a thin off white covering that clears to spotting.
Nose is light piss, straw, not a lot doing, lemon rind, apple core.
Taste provides a little more depth of flavour with bitter orange, light peach, grass, pinch of spice, yeast esters.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
A pretty mediocre saison.