madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Orange coloured. Hazy. Dense beige head. Aroma. Sweetness. Yeast, fruits, Spice. Flavour. Yeast, fruits, sterin, light spice, citrus. Medium bodied. Ends light yeasty, dry and fruity.
janubio (407) - SPAIN - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours an amber peachy colour, with a standard head that doesn’t hold for too long and leaves some lace. Smell of fruits, citrus, honey and herbs. Medium body, sticky and creamy palate. Taste of honey, fruits, sweet.
OllieBBommel (1088) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle@home. Head: creamy white. Colour: clear golden. Aroma: grassy hops. Taste: some sweet, medium bitter. Palate: a little watery, a faint of metal, dry bitter-sweet finish, sparkling CO2. Overall: very nice.
Beerhunter111 (7390) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trübes orangegelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht hefig, fruchtig, Gewürze. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, Gewürze, malzig.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tart malty aroma, light orange coloured body with a creamy white head. Lots of spicy and earthy hops come through on the palate, produces some new world lager style hop flavours. Really smooth in the mouth, nice and drinkable Saison, but lacking the complexity of some of the greats.
Niksko (336) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy light golden orange with fine white head. Nose is slight citrus, banana and a bit of stone fruit. Taste is more stone fruit, a bit of citrus and banana esters and a bit of clove. Light and fairly interesting.
BlackHaddock (3763) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in Open Baladin, Rome on 10th Dec 2013.
Almost clear pour, golden hue to it, on top a smooth white covering.
This was a little maltier and richer in texture than most Saison beers I’ve had, not that it’s a big total of beers. This had those ’farmyard’ esters and earthy features that summarize this style so well, so it wasn’t a long way off the Belgian ones that I’ve had.
Different and after a Gose style beer in the same bar I was beginning to warm towards the Italian craft beer scene. This is a very pleasant brew and I’m really pleased I had a large glass full of it.
Pyobon (920) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Hazy yellow mber wit decent white head. Nice refreshing citrusy aroma. Pleasant palate, refreshing carbonation but with some body to it. Nice taste, fruity and tangy with pleasant light malt and little bitterness. Easy drinking, and elegant.
RW80 (600) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 640 ml bottle.
Appearance: A slightly cloudy golden-amber with a fwhite head which leaves quite some lacing.
Aromas yeast, lemon, hay,and floral notes
Taste: starts with light citrus towns which go over in round more diverse slightly sour fruity and grassy notes with a bit of malty sweetness. Not that sour for a saison
Medium body and carbonation.
Jado (527) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 640 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy golden-amber with a fluffy white head that leaves good lacing. Light carbonation. Aromas of lemon, hay, funk and floral notes. Taste is crisply citric up front but then rounds out with flowers, apple, cut grass and some faint orange. Medium bodied, with a gentle pepper and lemon aftertaste. Maybe not a wholly traditional saison, but really good all the same.