ComradeK (859) - Blue Mountains, - MAY 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
300ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold, with a huge white head, which lasts reasonably well without leaving much lacing. The aroma is quite strange, with notes of caramel, rooibos and fairy floss, as well as some light funk. Lightly spicy hops up front are difficult to detect through the strong carbonation. They are followed by some mild spicy yeast and a pleasant combination of caramel malt, sweet, estery flavours and rooibos, still obscured by the carbonation. There are some more spicy yeast notes in the finish. This beer actually has some quite pleasant, albeit unusual, flavours, but they are spoiled by its ridiculous level of carbonation. Tone that down a little and it would be quite enjoyable.
KnutAlbert (5546) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This did not work very well as a saison.It tastes like a rooibos tea. Nothing wrong with rooibos, but it does not have anything to do with beer.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Archive. Good saison with a big of a alcohol burn in the throat. Hazy pale amber with a soft white head. Another great African beer.
Beer4000 (4101) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle @ Cardinal. Unclear yellow body with a huge, foamy white head that stays all night (probably). Not too strong aroma of spices, tea, flowers and soap. Quite unusually in the nose. Flavor is relatively sweet, light pale malt, spices, tea and some kind of unusually bitterness that made me think of tea (try to put the tea bag directly in the mouth when finished a cup of tea). Medium body and a rather long lasting slightly weird aftertaste ending up a bit acidic. Interesting as some kind of Saison, but unfortunately it did not work for me.
hirigalzkar (2009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Interesting beer! The roiboos really works in this saison. It’s sweet like honey, flowery, herbal and funky enough. Good stuff!
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Arakataka, Oslo. Hazy golden with a huge head. Fruity nose, hints of banana and peach. Surprisingly dry in the mouth, fruity. Original
finol (1874) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bishops arms Bellman.
Pours hazy golden with a big white head.
Nice tea aroma. Floral taste, light tartness, orange peel. A bit too carbonated.
NordicV (923) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gulorange dimmig öl med ett fast vitt skum. Doft av jäst, syrlig citrus och viss örtighet. Även i smaken finns detta. Den lätt bittra örtigheten (antagligen från teet) märks tydligare än i doften. Torr munkänsla.
mzaar (1226) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska. Ett helt fantastiskt vitt skum ovan en lätt dimmig gyllenfärgad öl. Doftar surt av citron, och örter och gräs fyller sen på. Citron, päron, örter, gräs och marsipan i smaken. Lätt torr munkänsla, lite som champagne eller cider. Vilken positiv överraskning!
gunnfryd (9334) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Cardinal. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is hop, malt, citrus, yeast. Flavour is sweet, dry, hop, tea, citrus, orange, apple, yeast. OK/Nice beer.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Øltorget Mathallen, march 8th 2013. Hazy golden body, big frothy white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, peppers and fruit. taste is quite fruity, pears, strawberries, yeasty spice. The beer is pretty dry, with a subtle bitterness and a fruity acidic finish. It’s good.