saxo (14436) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Torben Matthews tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, hops, herbs, yeast and lots of pepper. Long peppery finish.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy amber orange with a foamy white head. Spicy aroma with hints of pepper, flower petals and citrus peel. Very quaffable with a spicy citrus character. Crisp and smooth up front with a spicy peppery dry hop finish. Very interesting beer with a mix of citrus, floral and hot peppers.
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a largish, white heead and a hazy golden body. The head sticks around quite well. Aroma of light pear, a sweet note, ginger, honeysuckle, chamomile, and pepper corns. Taste has strong lavander, and peper corns with ginger towards the finish. Quite dry tasting. Dry mouthfeel with light carbonation and a slight pepper astringency.
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky yellow pour with a thin white head. interesting nose of peppers. bold yeasty flavors with some spices and an easy finish.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Italian Tasting at FOF, Gyngen, Aarhus, DK
Amber with white head. Aroma of flora and sour fruit - bubblegum. Flavor complex of special malts and spices: Pepper and berries.
thewolf (11359) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2008 Bottle. [thanks to the Italian guys!]
Pours a great amber golden with a fine, frothy, staying, white head. Aroma is peppery at first, then some sweet herbal notes. Both ginger and chamomile is clearly discernible. Very nice, frothy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet at first, good maltiness. Then the sweetish chamomile takes over lending a more spicy feel to the overall experience. Both the yeast and the green pepper takes over at the end, finishing lightly sharp. Very fresh, very different and very nice. 7/4/9/4/16 = 4.0
Second rating @ YNWA, Kolding.
Wow... it blew me away this time. Hazy yellow with an impressive creamy white head. Sweet aroma, light honey, camomille and pepper. Low carbonation and super oily mouthfeel. Flavours include flowers, malty sweetness, dry hoppy and spicy finish. Pepper, vanilla, tulips and honey. Long lingering aftertaste! Great!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Nuova Mattina
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: hazy yellow, fine white head, sudsy lacy,
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma with a touch of soap,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: sweet and peppery flavor, light bitterness from the spices,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 11/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Hazy golden with a tall and lively, frothy off-white head. Fresh grapefruitish aroma. Medium body with a little yeast and a very fresh and citrusy hoppiness that also leaves a solid dose of bitterness. 030608
oh6gdx (21858) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@SBWF2008. Hazy nutbrown colour, mediumsized white fluffy head. Aroma is pumpkin pie, some hops and mild spices. Flavour is the same with a lot of grassyness. Mild barnyardy notes too.
markwise (4606) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very unique Saison. Pale gold color with a fluffy white head. Strong pungent aroma. Big raucous peppery punch in mid-swallow. Licorice and pepper in the finish. Lots of lace in the glass. I was not a big fan.