Bill Becker (610) - 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 (2356) - 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 (11835) - 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 (3307) - 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.
bunget (713) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle with dnicolaescu and artemb. Hazy golden body, small white head. Aroma of green apples, lemons and spices. Clean taste: green grapes, grass, spices, glue. Refreshing.
anstei (531) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hako anniversary. Probably hazy yellow. Distinct saison taste and aroma of vinegar, very pure. No bullshit, just saison very, VERY well done.
Idiosynkrasie (5332) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Hazy, bright golden colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Complex, fruity, floral, yeasty and slightly spicy aroma, notes of bubblegum and sherbet, yellow stone fruit, lemon zest, pollen, a vinous touch, hints of oak, peppery overtones; a bretty touch with "longdrop" notes throughout. Taste is slightly tart, citrusy fruity, spicy, yeasty, white pepper overtones, orange zest, peach peel, bretty bubblegum and piss interludes; cautious oaky and vinous hints in the finish, smooth, soft, though slightly prickling carbonation. Superb balance of a plethora of flavours.
artemb (254) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: barnyard, wet hay, zest, some spicy and grassy notes.
Taste: Moderate sourness, moderate to low bitterness.
Flavour hase baked apples, hay, sweet malts.
Bitter and sour aftertaste.
Possible this was not bad, but I didn’t expect so much brett notes from saison. This is not my beer.
dnicolaescu (1440) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 75 CL from CH-303. Vintage 2014. Hazy golden, off-white creamy head. A peppery classic saison aroma, with lots of bretty barnyard notes. The taste dry and spicy, moderately acid, lactic acidity and a nice hoppy bitter finish too. Very good.
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glowing light orange color. High carbonation leading to a large, long lasting white head. Spots of lacing. Tart, funky, sour aroma. Apricot, hay, apple. Flavor is tart, dry, dusty lemon. Apricot, barnyard funk and a little cheesiness.