Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, - FEB 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Bir&Fud, Rome.
A very interesting "forest floor" and rose petal aroma (coming from Warrior hops, apparently) and then a complex bitter, malty and deliciously hoppy taste with lots of bitterness and fruity hop. Another lovely Del Borgo beer, but Iíd say itís more of an APA than a Saison?
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th January 2014
Euston Tap. Keg. 5.0% abv. Lightly hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and crisp. Light floralness and mild tangy citrus. Mild pine. Crispy minerally finish. Not much yeast here, which I donít have a problem with that. Itís also pretty drinkable. But why so damn expensive?
cagou007 (241) - FRANCE - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a medium white head. Quite nice saison with hrebal notes, citrus and a hint of spice.
Niksko (244) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a light hazy golden with a finger of frothy white head. Nose is some orange, lime, a bit of acidity and a classic saison funk. Taste is a mild citrus from the hops, more saison funkiness, a slight peachy acidity and a crisp bit of biscuit on the finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. Very refreshing but not all that complex.
hawthorne00 (2212) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Almost clear gold with a white head. Floral aroma with oranges, apricots and tropical fruit. Honeyed grainy sweetness, tartish oranges, light tropical and stone fruit. Dry finish with moderate bitterness, some spices and an unusual, vaguely licorice-like herbal note. More refined than rustic, but engaging.
Jado (423) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 640 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear lights golden colour with a substantial, lasting head. Aromas are generally quite light, although hay, pear, apple, grape skin and a touch of funk come through. Taste starts out with fresh apple and pear at the front before an unexpectedly firm hop bite in the mid-palate. That drops off to a fairly clean finish with a lemony aftertaste. Quite light bodied, but with a creamy palate. Like it.
erickok (3050) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blond body and stable head. Light yet modern hops, light, rounded of malts, clean. Not very pronounced yeast. Simple taste too, but it drinks well. Good body for the abv. Not much to it. (Fancy bottle from Eataly Torino)
shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Gar Eden. Pale blond colour, creamy white head. Aroma is quite Belgian, grainy and bit of fruit. Taste is grainy, slightly herbal, bit of creaminess, light tropical fruit, peach and touch of citrus. Honey too. Pretty nice and good to find an easy drinking saison as recently people seem to be making them quite boozy. Quite soft.
NBird (286) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow gold with sml-med white head. Smells..A little floral hops, grassy, citrus zest and some spice. Tastes..A little hoppy with citrus notes, grassy and some spice I couldnít recognise...a ground seed of some sort maybe. Tasty saison for a warm Rome day
Mortlach (925) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
09/08/2013 Open Baladin (tap). Dorata limpida con riflessi verdognoli, schiuma bianca media, non molto persistente. Al naso sentori di pane, spezie, coriandolo, note erbacee e leggermente agrumate, una puntina di metallico. In bocca Ť abbastanza anonima e non pulitissima, si lascia comunque bere, nel finale un poí di amaro erbaceo. Corpo leggero, carbonazione soft. Saison sbiadita e non in gran forma, non lascia il segno.
cardofab (225) - Teramo- ITALY, ITALY - JUL 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Discreta birra beverina da aperitivo con gradevoli note luppolate e agrumate. Senza troppe pretese sia chiaro ma non ť male anche se qualcosa in bocca stona un pů...