The Etruscan (480) - Tuscany, - SEP 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
White foamy full lasting head. Golden cloudy colour. Aroma is moderately hoppy, fruity with citrus, apple, pear and yeasty notes. Flavor is malty, fruity with green apricot and apple tones, slightly sour, ending in a moderately fruity finish. Light bodied.
JBPortland (395) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Lukaduke or Nate (not sure), thanks! Pours hazy pale orange yellow with big pillowy head. Nose is musty barn funk and orange peel, hay. Taste is soft bretty citrus and hayfield, nice balanced funk compliments the taste and does’t overpower the subtleties of the beer. Finish is dry funky grain and clementine, soft lemon. Tasty!
Lukaduke (1660) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium golden color with three fingers of tight white foam. The nose is blend of funky fieldgrass, horseblanket, rustic grain and some floral fruit and spicy pepper. The palate follows the nose and is everything I love about a crisp clean saison ! Great carbonation, complex flavors of straw, grass, hints of dusty lemon, barnyard funk, morning dew. Great little tartness, Yum !
Slayer85 (1038) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, lightly gushing. A hazy medium blonde beer, with a huge, frothy/fizzy, mostly lasting white head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), moderately yeasty (barnyard, dust), with notes of lemon zest, perfume, lemongrass, hint of pineapple. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, dry and pretty long finish with moderate bitterness. A very interesting beer, bretty and rather intense. A tasty one
zvikar (2567) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[19-OCT-2013] Draught at EurHop Beer Festival (EBF) 2013 in Rome. Pours an hazy yellow with a small yellow head, aroma of yeast, lemon, cheese, wheat, flavor is acidic with brett, vinegar and cheese, medium bodied, very nice
DSG (4918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[10/19/13] Draught at Eurhop Beer Festival 2013 in Rome. Cloudy yellow. Pleasant bretty aroma, fruity, a bit earthy, with some citric notes. Sourish flavor, pretty dry, zesty, funky and fruity, with light sweetness. Medium-bodied. Lovely and refreshing.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: An uber-rustic-farmhouse blonde Saison with a refreshing tartness. Excellent.
How: From a bottle at Montreal Mondial 2013.
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by a large white head with medium retention leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: The strong nose is rustic-farmhouse the way I like it, evoking a walk in a rural area near a barn, countryside flowers and such… In mouth the beer has a very foamy-pillowy texture with a very lively carbonation. Taste has an omnipresent farmhouse yeast character, lemongrass, wild flowers, a certain tartness, lemon-pie with meringue, some citrus fruits. Overall quite dry. A refreshing beer. This is definitely a beer for those would like their Saisons with extra-rusticity, you gotta love expressive Saison yeast. My beer of the festival at Mondial 2013, totally unexpected surprise. Great beer. Most people didn’t like this beer as much as I did, but the best thing about ratebeer is that absolutely everybody can express their opinions, no, wait, no, that’s the worst thing about ratebeer, the best thing about ratebeer is probably the maximum number of characters.
Wolfbass (847) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Non sapevo di questa novità, ovvero un esperimeto sour su una saison. All’inizio rimane molto colpito, perchè invece della delicatezza di una saison, ti trovi sia al naso che al palato una punta d’acidità. Nel complesso mi garba, e devo dire anche ottima l’intuizione di creare una birra del genere. Comunque rinfrescante.
TaktikMTL (5494) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Verre de dégustation provenant d’une bouteille de 750 ml dégusté au Mondial de la Bière 2013 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de pomme verte et de céréale. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale et d’agrume avec une pointe de pomme verte. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #5028)
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 375 ml
Aroma medium intense. Tartness, musky , estery with barnyard feel. Hint of apple and berry..
Top: large creamy off white top.
Base: dark gold.
Palate : easy going with stronger carbonation. Fairly dry.
Taste: golden malts , hint of grape , grassy backing.
Other notes: refreshing dry ale with good zest.