willisread (829) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Ushitora. Hazy deep gold with a soapy head. Aromas of lemon, yogurt, wild strawberry and pepper. Very floral. Quite tart on the palate with some nice fruit notes. Rich and full mouthfeel with a lacto yogurty quality that gives it a nice hint of creaminess. Taste is more of the same with the lemon and spice working well together alongside the lacto. Nice lingering funky finish. Wonderful!
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[7093-20150304] Tap. Fragrant floral yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Soured grainy fruit yeast flavour with a long aftertaste. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5
(@ Paradiso Pizza Dupont Circle, Washington, DC)
umich03jm (2764) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Tectactoe. Aroma is black pepper, citrus, and some yogurt. Tastes light black pepper and dry bitter citrus peel. Very mild sourness. Lingering funk. Nice.
_angst_ (3545) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Etre. Pours hazy burnt yellow with a big frothy and fizzy offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and funky with crackers, lemon juice, white grapes, hay, moist wood, barnyard, leather and lemon zest. Taste is sour, fruity and funky. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, tiny astringent, very tiny throat-burning acetic and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour with crackers, lemon juice, lime juice, white and green grapes, hay, dry soil, moist wood, barnyard, orange zest, lemon zest and hints of apple cider vinegar. Nicely funky and vinous. Tasty, tart and refreshing. Hints of vinegar I would love to not have in there but all in all a solid BA saison.
rlgk (13385) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Alex. Hazy yellow/apricot color with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy herbal aroma, yeasty, perfume, lemongrass notes, floral, earthy notes, grape fruit, some spices. Herbal fruity flavor, peach, vinous, woody notes, perfume, spicy, earthy notes. Fruity and refreshing.
airrick2003 (684) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: pours with a very large beige head, the beer is a slightly hazy darker gold color, takes a while for the head to settle and it's very dense
Aroma: lemon, banana, bread, spice, funk
Taste: egg, faint sourness, lemon, spicy
Palate: soft carbonation, medium mouthfeel, minimal lemon aftertaste
Overall: this saison is great, the funk comes thru as egg and really gives it a nice mouthfeel, the lemon is there with the spice and they combine nicely, alcohol is hidden well
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bill Becker (548) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slight gusher even after I had the bottle in the fridge after I bought it.
Huge head of foam this beer brings; it took quite a few wee additions to get a full glass. Very cloudy, it looks like a glass of grapefruit juice thanks to the completely disappearing foam.
The nose is delightful. Mild funky notes, light spice, hints of some souurness going on, and a rather substantial aroma of a hoppy bitterness.
There’s that oak character. I deliberately searched for it right off the bat as I couldn’t get any from the smell. The usual flavours settle in quick smart. Light funk, some lemon citrus, a dash of spice as in pepper and very light clove, and a minimum of a fruity tartness. Scratch that. The tart notes are getting more noticeable with every sip.
I would call it on the lighter side of medium bodied with rather light carbonation, which surprises me.
I am very impressed with this Saison by BFM!
SlackerMads (2095) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2015 version. Hazy yellow/orange with a medium sized good lasting and lacing off white head. Wonderful nose of oak, barnyard, leather, grapes, pepper. Same things for the flavour with the barnyard and oak dominating with lots of fruit, lemon, pepper, light bread, hay and mould behind. Very nice balance with some filling sweetness, light/medium acidity and a light dry and bitter finish. Long finish with barnyard, leather, grain and fruit. Perhaps a bit more towards a sour/wild ale than traditional saison, but well rounded, complex and drinkable.
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle (HBF2015, Helsinki)
Pleasant sour aroma, a touch wheaty, some lemony sharpness. Even sourer in the taste, delicious classic sour, doesn’t feel forced or fake. Not sure it’s a saison, it’s closer to lambic. Finish has wheaty grains that fades slowly, very nice.
Kavu (2911) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,75l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours hazy golden with a medium head. Aroma is sour malts. Flavor is earthy and sour malts with a slightly hoppy finish. Great.