Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Rustico in Alexandria. Served in a stange.
Pours a fairly-hazy golden-peach color with a thin, bubbly white head that feel somewhat quickly into a lasting thin collar atop the beer.
The nose started with some light stone fruits beside some light grain and straw. As it warmed, there was a bit of light spice and mild tropical fruit. Along with the slight acidity, the fruits gave off a bit of a kiwi and pineapple impression. Flavor was even better with the acidity picking up and really carrying the flavors through. Beautiful fruit and strong along with a touch of backing pepper and yeasty spice.
Body was light and crisp, really popping. It was incredibly difficult to put this one down. Ultra delicious and one of the best saisons that I’ve ever had.
Sigmund (4667) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from bottle at Edle Dråper-messen, Stavanger. Pale straw colour, hazy. Lemony aroma and flavour, more sour than any other saison I’ve had. Refreshing? Oh yes. A masterpiece? Hardly ... Worth spending a fair amount of money to buy a 750 ml bottle? It’s up to you, but I doubt I will.
Holmen1 (1856) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske fra polets nyhetsslipp mars-14: fin gylden, uklar farge med flott hvitt skum. Frisk sitronaktig aroma med litt gjær og krydder. Smaken likeså - dette er "a splendid brow-cooling aid", som skapt for fine sommerdager. Så lett og frisk i ettersmaken at påfyll kommer av seg selv. Desverre såpass overpriset (for sine 5%) til at den blir et naturlig valg ut over våren.
bleeng (1472) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours murky yellow with no head. Mild lemony nose. Taste is very lemony and tart with not much yeast flavors. Different than any saison I’ve had. Not much farmhouse profile. Decent summer beer but too much tanginess/citrus to drink more than one.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a murky apricot with a sheet of loose whites. Smells mildly of ,lemon and must, some oak and a little spice a la Upright sours. Flavor is good and mildly sour with plenty if funk, juicy lemon nd grape with some underlying spice. There is also a touch of bitterness. Medium body with a moderate carb. Great beer.
shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at CBM Jinbocho. Aroma is creamy and funky. Taste is great and similar, cheesy, good stuff, bit tropical, lots of cheese. Characteristic BFM funkiness. I like it a lot.
ryepig (19) - - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bonic color groc tèrbol i escuma blanca persistent. no és una saison clàssica, marcada presència de bretanommyces o subproductes adquirits a la seva maduració. una gran cervesa
sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: nice clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: sour nose, fruity and herbal domination. Taste: nice sour taste, not so dry, really drinkable. Aftertaste: sour taste and fruity domination. Amazing after mouth.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at strange ways) cloudy gold orange, lasting fine offwhite head. Nose is funky, but of chlorine, honey, cranberry, apricot, Belgian yeast. Taste is tart, aged hops, cranberry, honey, apricot, white peach, maybe even a hint of white wine with no esters whatsoever. A very refreshing and well carbonated beer.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske 0,75l. Spandert av Rune under hyggelig treff i WCveien 11 Jan 14. Lys gylden. Uklar. Høyt skum med mye lacing. Beskjeden fruktaroma. Smaken er fruktig - men litt vassen.
jkwood04 (3253) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottler in a tulip. Pours murky amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of light tart and funky notes, some hints of wood, a little bit of pale and caramel malts, some light fruits, and light spices. Flavor the same with a nice tart/sourness. Average texture. A pretty good saison.