LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Artebirra Pasturana 2008: poco prima di mangiare, una delle più belle sorprese, in formissima. Aroma e sapore complessi e soddisfacenti, che ne avrei voluto un bigonzo.
yespr (30734) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Spiced and wheaty aroma. Solid spiced cinnamon and some ginger flavour. Ends dry and bitter with a solid spice note. Too spiced
Stine (1478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rustico. Glowing, dandelion hue, clouded; a gorgeous frothy crown of white. Pickled ginger shavings, vinegar and crumbled red pepper aroma; pungent and sharp initially, but acquiescent; crisp, cool green spices, green bell pepper, chamomile, and brisk strawlike bitterness to temper it. Lovely. Flavor is leafy and herbal, very calm and composed; vanilla and basil leaf sweetness, earthy, ripe green fruitiness dusted with a sandy wheat malt presence of banana and crisp clove, and some rice cereals. Effervescent, frothy palate; reticent medium body; a very relaxed, delicate presentation altogether and careful blend of spicing that could very easily be taken for completely absent. A great, brightly brisk, soft example; stellar.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Rustico. Pours a hazy, straw-orange color; beautiful, textured and creamy off-white head with excellent retention and lacing that coats the glass; gorgeous, impressive pour. Pleasant amounts of honey, candied fruits, and light soft spicing (ginger? chamomile?); very nice nose. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy candy sugar, candied ginger, and floral notes, coupled with a very soft, creamy texture; appropriate, soft levels of spicing and chewy, floral-driven nuttiness; tasty, tasty stuff. Very nicely dry finish: breadiness, candy, and soft toastiness; excellent, crisp end.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft) Beige head atop cloudy light amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, some pepper, spicy, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, straw, some cpicy/pepper, grassy, light honey, rye. Somewhat dry finish. Smooth medium body, light acidity. Very easy drinking.
Stew41 (1725) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Saison style. Spice, cinnamon, herbs and green notes drive the aromas and flavours. Verey clean but maybe lacking personality, but of course very well made.
Slayer85 (1044) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. A lightly hazy light amber beer with a medium sized, and lacing white head. The aroma is nice, malty with notes of oranges, light spices, and grassy hops. The flavour is very spicy, with many "piquant" hints and coriander. Strong hopping. Lightly unbalanced for the strong spiciness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body, lively carbonation, dry and quite long finish with medium bitterness. Interesting, though not between my favourites among this style.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at tasting at Chris Fischer’s (from Liars Club) house. Pours with an orange gold body topped by a thick, white, head with a good amount of lacing. it’s slightly sweet and spicy wtih a touch of bitterness. Light to medium bodied and dry.
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 6 May 2008) Orange colour with dense, lasting, white head. Slightly cloudy. Fruity, yeasty nose with orange peel, Seville orange and a spicy hint of pepper mint. Fruity, slightly yeasty taste with notes of citrus peel, grass, spices and herbs. Dry, perfectly harsh, with a nice, dry bitterness in the finish. Brilliant saison, almost reaching Dupont levels of complexity.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Monks Café, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy dark golden colour with a rich dense white head. Rich fruity and herbal aroma of dried oranges, mild banana, rose-petals, all-spice, tangerine, vanilla and cispy crackers. Medium-bodied with fresh herbal and orangey flavours of vanilla, tangerine, crackers, mango, spices and mild banana. Quite lively carbonation. Long fruity finish of Seville oranges, perfume, herbs, white pepper, grassy hops and vanilla. Really tasty and complex.