BenH (2144) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden amber with white head. Dusty peppery aroma. Taste of caramel, peppery, yeast. Sweet and lightly bitter. Ok.
fiammanghilla (491) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottiglia 33cl, comprata da eataly e bevuta a casa.
Ambrata con molti lieviti in sospensione, schiuma abbondante ed abbastanza persistente.
Tanto corpo, amara, un po' pasticciata.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
Borup (5555) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at DōE 2013. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Atoma and flavour of hops, spice, grass en herbal notes.
Desverger (1628) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Voldby Ølmesse - Golden coloured fuzzy pour with medium white head. Fruity hoppy, floral and herbal aroma and taste. Sweet then ending with bitter finish (D12)
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/2013. Pours moderately cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, grape, apple, clove, pepper, bread, light honey, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, grape, pepper, bread, light honey, clove, grass, floral, herbal, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, bread, pepper, clove, light honey, grass, herbal, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with good flavor robustness and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice saison style. All around good balance and compexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Hansen (6432) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ DōE festival 2013. Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Hoppy, herbal aroma. Flavor starts sweet, then bitter, hoppy finish. Dry and creamy texture. Soft carbonation.
shoulderbroken (1849) - 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 (4516) - 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 (5527) - 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 (1589) - 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.