TimE (3971) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy white yellow color. Frothy white head. The nose is moderately tat with citrus, leather and oak notes. The mouth is medium body, acidic, but perfectly balanced with a decent malt back bone. Fairly agressove sour finish with oak and leather persisting. Excellent stuff.
kraddel (4491) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thnx to Geus .
Pours unclear yellow, small white head
Smell is funky, sweaty .
Taste is sour , grainy , bit bitter, very high carbo . OK
DuffMan (7620) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2014. Hazy orange, briskly carbonated generating a lively white head. Aroma of unripened berries, light rubber. Moderately sour and quite funky, again unripened berries come to mind, earthy/rustic character. Lighter body, quenching. Very nice.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Musty lambic drives this brew to citric splashes, as herbs and hops attempt to make room for themselves.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam settles atop the cloudy beige.
-Even though the percentage of lambic in this blend is much lower than that of the Saison, I felt like the Saison was easily overtaken aroma and flavour wise.
-The prickly, small bubbles could be softer to increase drinkability.
-Funk and sourness are rather loud throughout.
On tap at Ma Che Siete, Roma.
gEUS (1388) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared at Kulminator. Pours light hazy yellow with a fine white head. The nose is very subtle 3 Fonteinen lambic funk, sour apples, tads of white pepper. The taste has no lambic trace whatsoever, making the saison overtake everything. Pity that the 3 Fonteinen name is used in this way.
olsvammel (3934) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa. Sour smell with grape and grass. Fruity taste, acidic but not overy sour. Refreshing.
Ferris (7011) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Perfume and medicinal, almost like a heat rub. Cloudy brown with a bubbly head. Light stone fruits and tart medicinal herbs. Nice.
dfearnley (1164) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to goblet at RBAG14
Lemon, mint, orange, lavender and lemon. Cloudy amber with a thin creamy head. Taste is orange, grapefruit, lemon, and sweet tarts.
kbudd19 (843) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at RBAG. Cloudy yellow pour, nice finger of white head. Aroma is grape must, Brett funk, and some juicy fruitiness. Taste is mild tartness front, a bit of sour funk, light carbonation with a semi dry finish.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a tall foamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, weed, grass, white grapes, freshly cut pineapple, oak, and mustiness. Flavor of grapefruit, oak, minerals, brett, and lemons with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Excellent.