mile (3426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, large and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty - lightly wheaty and lightly dryish aroma, light fruitiness with light spiciness (pepper, coriander), light - some some citrus hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish flavor, faint fruitiness and light spiciness and light - some citrus hoppyness. Finish is average malty - lightly wheaty and dry, light spiciness and some citrus/herbal hoppyness. Really nice saison - not too sweet/too spicy.
thomashall (313) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Tap at Scheras Zwanze day. Pours yellow with white head. Smells of wheat and hay. Taste of lemon and coriander. Decent beer.
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Schera’s at Zwanze Day 2014. Cloudy yellow pour with a huge white head. Hay and wheat, some funk in here. Drying finish.
Iphonephan (4437) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at ChurchKey, DC, during Zwanze Day. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick off white head. Lemon nose. Delicate herbal flavors with some light white pepper notes. Very nice saison.
RexTalionis (3015) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow in color with a fluffy white head. Grainy notes, lots of them actually, funkyness and lemony notes too in aroma. Nice saison-y vibe here. Sour fruits and spicy yeasty notes appears later on. Bit fruity and bit grainy in taste, but also earthyness and toasted bready notes with a funky twist are there.
aleigator (440) - GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hazed, golden-yellow color with a huge, froth head, leaving a thin, bubbly lacing at the side of the glass.
Slightly funky aromas of mellow yeast with green grass, lemon peel, onion and subtle, malt based sweetness.
Begins with an intriguing interplay between sparkling, coppery carbonation and tongue-biting, warm spices, coming along with hints of black pepper and herbal, floral notes. These get enhanced by a grassy hoppiness which inherits an enjoyable bitterness, wrapped up by soft, white-bread yeast. A malty sweetness developes underneath these flavors and becomes more and more detectable during the finish, which gets joined by a slick, soft bitterness, a melange of yeast and hops. These very different flavors go unexpetedly well together, enhancing each others taste, without any off-flavors or distractions. Clove morphs flawlessly into floral hops, with carbonation calming the malty sweetness by coppery metallicness. Unexpectedly complex, but throughout pleasant with a finish which is bitter and sweet at the same time, leaving me very satisfied.
omhper (21268) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Cloudy pale golden, huge lively head. Floral honey and mineral aroma. Dry with medium body and firm, rounded mouthfeel. Elegant with some spicy grain, marzipan and citrus. Minerally batteries finish.
shrubber85 (8994) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Musty floral lemon peel and malt aroma. Pale yellow with moderate head. Dry lemon peel and light malt flavor. Pleasant - very light.
Beersiveknown (3925) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from Belgiuminabox
Hazy burnished gold with frenetic carbonation and lazy lolloping fluffy white head. Foam is lemon peel and sweet candy sugar. Rich yeast esters and Clementine on nose. Full bodied, gentle carbonation, yeast esters, dry herbal bitterness and pithy finish.
ForlornHope (196) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle decanted into a jug, then to a balloon. Very nice aroma, floral with some bubblegum. Pours with a massive white head, beer is a slightly hazy yellow. Taste has slight initial sweetness, leading quickly to a very bitter beer. Medium body, good carbonation (the cork escapes with some force!) and a bitter finish. Overall a very good beer bucking the usual sweet watery texture of many wheat beers and with a clever hopping that does not overpower.