bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Wine Specialist. Hazy dark gold color with a huge, frothy white head that does some ring lacing.. Lots of clove/pepper spice in the aroma. Lush medium body with creamy carbonation. The flavor is flowers and spice over a little graininess. It’s more breakfast than anything else. Warm and lush in the mouth. Finishes nicely almost dry, but relaxedly, mildly spicy. I think the best part is that light ginger is present from start to finish. Would this go well with sushi? Yep!
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 11.7 oz. Pours a glimmering, slightly hazy bloody orange with a big, fluffy, light white head. Really pretty lacing, and lasting head. Aroma of initial sea water and salt air, following through on sweet muscat grapes, chamomile tea, fresh green peppers, and tones of great farmhouse funk. Medium bodied with a fresh, lively, slightly spicy, yet deliciously smooth palate. Finish is sweet and contains notes of the fresh peppers. Great saison.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Enoteca Decanter, Milan. Hazy orangey gold pour with a pillowy white head. Aroma was fragrant and most pleasant, and had notes of grassy hop, ginger and yeast. Flavour was fresh, bright, vibrant and clean, with once again, a definite floral quality to it. A hint of spice mingled seamlessly with some zesty citrus, with some gentle bitterness easing in to the picture towards the finish. A sparklingly good beer that I would happily toast the rising sun with on any day.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
20110621 Beautiful little 33cl bottle from State Line. Murky beige gold color with mountainous white froth coating in a creamy sheet. Aroma is lightly spicy, peppery, with flowery yeast and honey notes. Massive across the palate, stylish, creamy, almost fluffy, but with a flowery dryness at the finish which is complemented by soft touches of the green pepper that linger. Mostly dry throughout, no acidity, no sweetness, wonderfully quaffable. Wow, this is nice.
pintbypint (3070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml brown bottle. Yellow in colour, hazy. Pillowy white head, nice foam. Aroma of sweet malt, spicy and peppery yeast notes, a bit floral. Firm maltiness, pilsner like grains, spicy, herbal. Bitter finish with yeast and herbal grassiness. Lengthy aftertaste of said hops and yeast, with spice. Medium bodied, nice texture, bit of an oily feel, moderate fine bubbled carbonation. Very nice saison.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Buonissima questa saison, fresca, beverina, speziata, una interpretazione magistrale.
3fourths (8799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, bbd March 2013. mostly clear gold, sparkling, with a billowy white head. the nose is ever-changing and captivating: lemon juice, lemon oil, sweet banana, tulips, ginger, chamomile, white pepper, calcium and more. the chamomile is probably the most stable of aromas in this, and it becomes more difficult to get past as time goes on, but it’s a minor complaint here, because the nose is pretty outstanding in both complexity and presentation. body has distinct roundness and fullness, I’m guessing from the oats and wheat; texture is creamy and smooth; bitterness is moderate to high; wheat tartness and oat fullness present as well. it’s very rustic and old world, they nailed the yeast character perfectly. the spices (bell pepper? are you sure that’s not a mistranslation?) are kept quiet other than the chamomile. delicious, delicate, soft nose combined with surprising heft on the palate, we have a winner here.
Mugen (47) - ITALY - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ottima saison, al naso inizialmente non eccelso, ma bevendola è prevalso il palato e il retrogusto, davvero speziati e dissetanti. Schiuma molto grossa, che è durata poco, ma il corpo della birra è il suo punto forte
Silvan7 (927) - Samarate, ITALY - JUL 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ il Molo, Ranco (VA). Birra giallo dorato opalescente. Schiuma bianca fine persistente. Aroma intenso speziato, zenzero e pepe verde, frumento, floreale . Gusto secco speziato (pepe e zenzero in evidenza) erbaceo, ricorda la camomilla in fiore, acidula. Poco amara. Poco corposa, decisamente carbonata, poco calda ed un po’ spigolosa. Equilibrata ed armonica.
guzgorog (525) - FRANCE - NOV 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe jaune légèrement dorée, haut col de mousse blanche. Nez incroyablement fleuri (camomille, violette, sauge), épices, miel. Bouche également fleurie (camomille et violette toujours), notes poivrées, sauge. Belle carbo, corps et alcool léger. Une bière fleurie, désaltérante, d’une très grande originalité, un régal !