shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Gar Eden. Light golden colour, small white head. Aroma is earthy, slight citrus hoppiness, slightly Belgian triple bizarrely, fruity too. Smells stronger than it is. Tastes stronger too. Is this really 5.8%? Belgian feel again, fruit and booze. Not much carbonation. Get the herbal thing but surely this isnít a saison. Too full on. Tomato juice in the background. Itís ok, but something not quite right for me.
Zita (4232) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light sweet grass,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light watery fizzi finish.
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Golden pour with a white head. The aroma is full of grass and lemons. The flavor is orange, lemons, wheat, grain and spelt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1229) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Duchessa in a typical 330ml bottle which is unusual from Birra del Borgo, 5.8% from Rakuten. Quite dark for a saison, kind of a dark orange/amber gold. This is evident in the aroma with a sweet caramel malty aroma in play. The flavor is sweet malty with a hint of spiciness from the saison yeast but overwhelmingly grainy. I am not sure where they were going with this but as a saison it is a miss. The flavor profile reminds me of a cheap English Ale. I donít recommend it, itís pretty drinkable but much lower quality than Birra del Borgoís other beers, check those out instead.
As a beer Iíd give it a 3 as a saison 2.3.
IPA89 (7) - - JUL 1, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
La Duchessa Ť secondo me una birra molto beverina, scende bene, con gusto, senza troppi fronzoli o giri di parole. Si sente il farro ma non troppo. Ha un colore fantastico! Splendente!
flip_soeperman (443) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very malty sweet saison. Some yeasty notes in aroma. Some tartness, however not as refreshing as expected. Not bad but not what I expect a saison to be.
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NosirIwont (1875) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. 5.8%. Best before 12.09.13. Pours a cloudy to murky orange with a big, but diminishing, off-white head. Okay lacing. A bit tart, sweetish, citrus hop aroma with a light peach note. Remote minty note as it warms. Sweetish flavour, citrus, mild yeast and a milky note. Finish is sweet with citrus, a slight perfumy note and a milky/light coconut note. Lingering hops. A bit too much carbonation. Overall so-so. Not bad as such, but doesnít do it for me. Also, the milky notes were out of place. 29.06.13.
brenn79 (1414) - Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12.7 oz. bottle- Pours hazy golden with lots of floaties and a two finger head that slowly reduces and massive carbonation bubbles. The aroma is sweet, malt, wheat. The taste is malty, (how is this a saison ?) sweet, moderately dry after the swallow. I am starting to think I am not a fan of Italian beers, the one exception being this breweries My Antonia, usually they seem to be too malty, and the kind of malt I personally donít like.
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 0,33L. Unclear orage color, medium bubbly with a good foamy head of long duration. Fresh hop and malty aroma, notes of aged white grapes, cellar, yeast. Medium prickly taste, good carbonation, notes of clear mildew, grapes and malty final. Little sweet duration.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog, Leeds. Pours a clear gold, small head. Aroma is very nice - floral and bakewell tart-ish: caramel, jam, almonds and a touch of biscuit. Taste is nice too - a little orange on the way in, a little more biscuity cake, jammy fruits and almond, and a small fruit cocktail kind of thing, with a Belgian yeasty twang throughout. Fairly full bodied, particularly for a ísaisoní, and not as nearly as dry as a classic saison either. Not at all bad.